Drug Offenses


Minneapolis Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer

 

 

Minneapolis controlled substance defense lawyer Christopher Keyser is an respected trial attorney with a record of winning cases throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. Mr. Keyser’s strategy for winning drug possession and sale cases is simple: he reviews the evidence against you, creates a defense strategy, and then executes the strategy. In every Minnesota drug case, Mr. Keyser works to get charges dismissed and keep your criminal record clear. Criminal defense lawyer Christopher Keyser was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, and has a Superb rating on Avvo.com. Read testimonials of former clients on his client review page.

 

Minnesota Controlled Substance Crimes

 

The laws prohibiting possession or sale of controlled substances are broad and detailed. While it is always wise to consult with a criminal defense attorney, these are common classes of drug and controlled substance crimes in Minnesota.

 

First Degree Controlled Substance Crimes carry up to 30 or 40 years in prison depending on the specific offense that may include:

 

  • Sale of 10 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine
  • Sale of 50 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine
  • Sale of 50 grams or more of amphetamine, phencyclidine, or hallucinogen
  • Sale of 50 kilograms or more of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols, or one or moremixtures of a total weight of at least 25 kilograms containing marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols in a school zone, a park zone, a public housing zone, or a drug treatment facility.
  • Possession of 25 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine
  • Possession of 500 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine;
  • Possession of 500 grams or more of amphetamine, phencyclidine, or hallucinogen
  • Possession of 100 kilograms or more of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols.

 

​Second Degree Controlled Substance Crimes carry up to 25 to 40 years in prison depending on the specific offense that may include:

 

  • Sale of 3 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine
  • Sale of 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine
  • Sale of 10 grams or more of amphetamine, phencyclidine, or hallucinogen
  • Sale of 25 kilograms or more containing marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols
  • Sale of any amount of a Schedule I or II narcotic drug to a person under the age of 18
  • Sale of certain controlled substances in a school zone, a park zone, a public housing zone, or a drug treatment facility
  • Possession of 6 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine
  • Possession of 50 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine
  • Possession of 50 grams or more of amphetamine, phencyclidine, or hallucinogen
  • Possession of 50 kilograms or more of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols

 

Third Degree Controlled Substance Crimes carry up to 25 to 30 years in prison depending on the specific offense that may include:

 

  • Sale of one or more mixtures containing a narcotic drug
  • Sale of one or more mixtures containing phencyclidine or hallucinogen
  • Sale of one or more mixtures containing a controlled substance classified in Schedule I, II, or III, except a Schedule I or II narcotic drug, to a person under the age of 18
    Conspiracy to sell or hiring of someone under 18 to sell one or more mixtures containing a controlled substance listed in Schedule I, II, or III, except a Schedule I or II narcotic drug
  • Sale of 5 kilograms or more of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols
  • Possession of 3 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine
  • Possession of 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine
  • Possession of one or more mixtures containing a narcotic drug
  • Possession of any amount of a schedule I or II narcotic drug or 5 or more dosage units of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), 3,4-methylenedioxy amphetamine, or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine in a school zone, a park zone, a public housing zone, or a drug treatment facility
  • Possession of 10 kilograms or more containing marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols
  • Possession of methamphetamine or amphetamine in a school zone, a park zone, a public housing zone, or a drug treatment facility

 

Fourth Degree Controlled Substance Crimes carry up to 15 to 30 years in prison depending on the specific offense that may include:

 

  • Sale of a controlled substance classified in Schedule I, II, or III, except marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols
  • Sale of a controlled substance classified in Schedule IV or V to a person under the age of 18
    Conspiring or hiring a person under the age of 18 to unlawfully sell a controlled substance classified in Schedule IV or V
  • Sale of any amount of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols in a school zone, a park zone, a public housing zone, or a drug treatment facility, except a small amount for no remuneration
  • Possession of one or more mixtures containing phencyclidine or hallucinogen
  • Possession of a controlled substance classified in Schedule I, II, or III, except marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols, with the intent to sell it.

 

Fifth Degree Controlled Substance Crimes carry up to 5 to 10 years in prison depending on the specific offense that may include:

  • Sale of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols, except a small amount of marijuana for no remuneration
  • Sale of a controlled substance classified in Schedule IV
  • Possession of a controlled substance classified in Schedule I, II, III, or IV, except a small amount of marijuana
  • Obtaining of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, subterfuge; by using a false name or giving false credit; or by pretending to be someone authorized to possess a controlled substance like a doctor or nurse.

Contact Minneapolis Drug Charges Lawyer

 

Contact Minneapolis drug defense attorney Christopher Keyser at 612-338-5007 for a free consultation regarding any Minnesota drug charges. Keyser Law, P.A. is a Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota drug and criminal defense law firm. We represent individuals charged with controlled substance offense throughout Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, and Washington Counties in state and federal court. Drug charges in greater Minnesota are accepted on an individual basis.

 

If You Need a Top Minnesota Criminal Lawyer Call 312-338-5007

MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

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