Drug Crimes

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Defense of Controlled Substance Charges

Experienced Defense of All Drug Charges

If you are charged with a drug offense, you need a skilled, knowledgeable, and aggressive Minneapolis drug charge attorney who understands the law and who has a record of success. Ms. Campoli is a fierce litigator. She has won drug cases prior to trial by challenging the State’s evidence. This is particularly important in drug cases because police officers do make mistakes in their zealous searches and seizures.

Recent Result:
State v. M.M. – In this case, M.M. was accused of felony drug possession, felony conspiracy to possess cocaine, and felony conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine. The State alleged that M.M. was guilty because he was arrested inside a house full of cocaine, thousands of dollars in cash, a large metal safe, plastic baggies, scales, and other drug paraphernalia. If convicted, M.M. faced a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 10 years and a maximum of 32 years. M.M. would not accept any plea bargains because he was innocent. Ms. Campoli, a Minneapolis drug charge attorney, tried this case to a 12-person jury. M.M. was found NOT GUILTY of ALL CHARGES.

Some people end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Other people accept a ride from a friend and end up getting arrested. Still others are victims of an unlawful stop, search, seizure and arrest by police. After thorough investigation and pursuit of all avenues of defense, Ms. Campoli, an experienced Minneapolis drug charge attorney will accurately and vividly convey your circumstances to the jury.

Minnesota Drug Offenses

Ms. Campoli mounts a complete defense to serious drug and narcotics charges like the possession, sale, distribution, manufacture, and trafficking of drugs and narcotics such as:

  • Cocaine
  • Crack Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Oxycodone
  • Valium
  • Vicodin
  • Xanax

 

What to Do

If you have been arrested and charged for a drug offense, you need local and experienced legal representation to handle the charges and help you avoid the possibility of jail and the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction. That is what Ms. Campoli does best. Her track record of success speaks for itself. She will gladly take your case to trial if that is in your best interest and she will thoroughly guide you through the legal process to ensure the best possible outcome for your circumstances.

Contact us online or call today 612-810-0060. Ms. Campoli’s dedication to personal attention means that she always promptly returns her after-hours phone messages. Contact The Law Office of Lauren Campoli, PLLC today to set up a free consultation with a Minneapolis drug charge attorney.

Understanding Controlled Substance Charges in Minnesota

There are many different kinds of drug charges in Minnesota ranging in degree of severity based upon the type of drug and the amount of drug allegedly possessed, sold, manufactured or distributed by the defendant. Drug charges may also be referred to as controlled substance charges. The following information on Minneapolis drug charges constitutes very basic information and should not be relied upon to make legal decisions. Contact Ms. Campoli who is a Minneapolis drug charge attorney to explain the charges and consequences in more detail.

Five Degrees of Controlled Substance Offenses

There are many different kinds of drug charges in Minnesota ranging in degree of severity based upon the type of drug and the amount of drug allegedly possessed, sold, manufactured or distributed by the defendant. Drug charges may also be referred to as controlled substance charges. The following information on Minneapolis drug charges constitutes very basic information and should not be relied upon to make legal decisions. Contact Ms. Campoli who is a Minneapolis drug charge attorney to explain the charges and consequences in more detail.

Below is a list of the five degrees of controlled substance charges, an example of the substances that may be involved, and the potential consequences of the offense. This list is for general information only and should not be substituted for the advice of a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney or Minneapolis drug charge attorney.

a) First Degree Controlled Substance Crime involves the sale of 10 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine, or the sale of 50 grams or more containing a hallucinogen, amphetamine, phencyclidine, or the sale of 50 kilograms or more of marijuana. First Degree Controlled Substance crime also covers possession of 25 grams or more of cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine, possession of 500 grams or more containing a narcotic drug, or 100 kilograms or more containing marijuana.

Possible penalty: A person may be sentenced up to 30 years in prison and face a $1,000,000 fine or both. If this is a second or subsequent offense under this statute, there is a mandatory prison sentence of 4 years and a maximum of 40 years.

b) Second Degree Controlled Substance crime involves the sale of 3 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine, the sale of 10 grams or more of another narcotic drug, the sale of 10 grams or more of amphetamine, phencyclidine, or hallucinogen, or the sale of 25 kilograms of marijuana.

Second Degree Controlled Substance crime also covers possession of 6 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine, the possession of 50 grams or more of a narcotic drug, or the possession of 50 grams or more of amphetamine, phencyclidine, or hallucinogen, or 50 kilograms or more of marijuana.

Possible penalty: A person may be sentenced up to 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. If this is a second or subsequent offense there is a mandatory prison sentence of 3 years and up to 40 years.

c) Third Degree Controlled Substance crime involves the sale of a narcotic drug, a mixture containing phencyclidine or hallucinogen, a mixture of schedule I, II, or II drugs, the sale of 5 kilograms of marijuana.

Possible penalty: Up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. If it’s a second or subsequent offense, there is a mandatory sentence of 2 years in prison and up to 30 years.

d) Fourth Degree Controlled Substance crime involves the sale of a mixture of a controlled substance classified in schedule I, II, or III, the sale of marijuana in a school zone.

Penalty: Up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

e) Fifth Degree Controlled Substance crime covers sale of marijuana, sale of one or more mixtures containing a controlled substance classified as schedule IV.

Penalty: Up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000

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