Fighting The Meth Charges Against You
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that is found on the drug market throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the remainder of the Twin Cities metro. If you are caught possessing meth, regardless of the reason, you can be charged with a very serious offense. Minnesota’s drug courts are very strict when it comes to drug crimes, especially when distribution is involved. You or your loved one could be looking at several years in prison. Not only does this take time away from living life, but it seriously affects the future because of the presence of a criminal record. That is why you need a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney working on the case as soon as possible.
Jennifer Speas is well-versed in meth-related crimes, using strong defense strategies to yield the best possible result in the case. When you have a methamphetamine defense attorney in your corner who knows the laws and the courts, you can be confident that you have the right advocate working for you.
Consequences Of Conviction
Even if a small amount of meth is found in your possession, a criminal charge can still result. It is important that work begins on your case as soon as possible while memories and evidence are fresh.
If convicted, you could be looking at five degrees of drug offenses for either possession or sale. First degree is the most serious and involves possessing up to 25 grams or more of meth. The penalty can be up to 30 years in prison and/or $1 million in fines.
Fifth-degree possession or sale is the least serious charge. Selling meth can result in up to 25 years in prison and/or $250,000 in fines. Possession can result in up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
A Strategic Criminal Defense
How the case is approached by the court depends on a number of things:
- The Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer representing you
- The judge overseeing the case
- The reason for possession
- Whether selling or distribution was involved
- Previous offenses, if any
- Other circumstances in the case
Jennifer Speas will use the facts and other resources to create a strategic defense designed to obtain the most favorable result.
Contact A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer
Methamphetamines are dangerous and are illegal to possess, manufacture, or distribute in Minnesota. If you or a loved one has been accused of possessing, manufacturing, or distributing methamphetamines, an experienced drug defense attorney is needed to fight the charges. To learn more about how the Speas Law Firm, P.A., can help, call 612-333-6160 for an initial consultation.