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MN Drug Sales and Trafficking: What’s the Difference?
MN Drug Sales and Trafficking: What’s the Difference?
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Category: Drug Crimes

 

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Minnesota. There are many different types of drug crimes, even for those that sound similar in nature. For instance, people are often confused about the differences that exist between selling drugs and trafficking them.

 

These two separate drug charges do have some commonalities, but they carry some major differences too – which is why you’ll see different penalties for each of them. Here’s what you need to know about the differences


When Is Drug Possession a Felony in Minnesota?
When Is Drug Possession a Felony in Minnesota?
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Category: Drug Crimes

 

If you’re facing drug possession charges in our state, then you’re facing penalties that can change the course of your life forever. In fact, the charges and penalties for drug possession here in Minnesota are quite harsh, so even small amounts of controlled substances can put you in serious legal jeopardy and have you facing serious penalties such as lengthy prison sentences or stiff fines.

 

In Minnesota, possession of drugs in most cases is a felony offense. Here’s


Minnesota Drug Crimes: Planning Can Send You To Jail
Minnesota Drug Crimes: Planning Can Send You To Jail
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Sometimes, planning a crime is just as bad in the eyes of the law as committing it, as one Minnesota woman recently found out.

 

A Minnesota woman was sentenced to seven years behind bars for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the state. The court states that she planned with others to distribute the drug. She pleaded guilty in the face of the evidence against her.

 

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Minnesota, as evidenced by the


Minneapolis May Abolish Its Police Force — What Does This Mean?
Minneapolis May Abolish Its Police Force — What Does This Mean?
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In the wake of the death of George Floyd, an idea that has been around for quite some time is starting to gain some traction: defunding the police.

 

The idea of “defunding” the police is something many people have a negative knee-jerk reaction to. However, what defunding or abolishing police inside and outside of Minneapolis means may surprise you. Here’s what you need to know.

 

Abolishing the Police in Minneapolis: What Does It Mean?

 

Proponents of


How a Stay-at-Home-Violation Could Lead to a Minnesota Drug Crime Charge
How a Stay-at-Home-Violation Could Lead to a Minnesota Drug Crime Charge
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With a stay-at-home order firmly in place in Minnesota through a governor’s order, Minnesotans are expected to stay at home.

 

These days, going out for a drive in your car can lead to more than you bargained for – as one Minnesota couple now charged with felony drug crimes for possession of methamphetamines has found out.

 

Ignoring the parameters of this order can land you in hot water with police, who can pull you over and search your


Minnesota’s Drug-Free Zone Laws Designed to be Unfair
Minnesota’s Drug-Free Zone Laws Designed to be Unfair
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Drug-free zone laws were implemented at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic as a part of the “War on Drugs.” These laws enhanced penalties for drug crimes committed in areas frequented by children with the hope of keeping drug dealers from selling to kids, and to keep drug-related violence away from them.

 

Sounds like a good idea, right?

 

In theory, perhaps. However, in practice, drug-free zone laws impose unreasonably harsh penalties that disproportionately affect low-income areas


Illegal Prescription Drugs: How Minnesota Handles Them
Illegal Prescription Drugs: How Minnesota Handles Them
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Drug possession and trafficking crimes can involve the manufacture, transport, sale or distribution, or mere possession of any controlled substance, and penalties are based primarily on two factors: what kind of drug it is, and how much you have.

 

Although millions of prescriptions are filled daily across the country, above board and according to law, there’s a fine line between when handling prescribed medications is legal and when it’s not. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse


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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