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Drug charges can be very serious charges. Chuck Halverson has helped many of his Brainerd area clients receive some of the best outcomes the facts of their case will allow.

Minnesota Criminal Drug Charges

A Conviction Could Limit Your Future

A criminal drug conviction may limit your ability to pursue the education and career you desire. Chuck Halverson has a successful track record of defending clients who have faced charges varying misdemeanor to felony level drug offenses. Drug charges typically arise as a result of some level of search or seizure conducted by law enforcement. The Fourth Amendment of our Constitution protects us all from unreasonable searches and seizures, Chuck Halverson will vindicate and protect your rights.

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A drug conviction may effect:

  • Your Ability to Qualify for Student Financial Aid
  • Your Ability to Qualify for or Afford Health Insurance
  • Your Ability to Qualify for Housing or Renting an Apartment
  • Your Ability to Qualify for Employment or Job Positions and Promotions
  • Your Ability to Qualify for or keep Professional and Occupational Licenses
  • Your Ability to Travel from State to State or Outside the Country

In addition, many drug charges are the result of having issues with chemical dependency or outright addiction. Chuck Halverson has spent years helping clients to get the help they need to lead clean and sober lives, as well as limiting the damages that can happen as a result of drug charges or conviction. Mr. Halverson is extremely knowledgeable about Minnesota drug laws and will do everything possible to achieve favorable outcomes for his clients and their futures.

Types of Drug Crimes

Type of drug crimes can include:

  • Drug cultivation
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Conspiracy to traffic drugs
  • Drug possession
  • Distribution of drugs
  • Transportation of drugs
  • Sale of drugs
  • Importing controlled substances
  • Possession of paraphernalia

Drug crimes may include drugs such as:

  • Cocaine
  • Crack Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Crystal Meth (Methamphetamine)
  • Speed/Amphetamine
  • Prescription drugs
  • Oxycodone
  • Marijuana
  • K2 & Spice
  • Ecstasy
  • GHB
  • LSD
  • Opium
  • PSP
  • Mushrooms
  • MDMA

Being in possession of any of these drugs can result in charges involving possession, possession with the intent to sell, drug trafficking, drug possession and sale, possession of items used to produce narcotics, and drug crimes involving vulnerable adults or children. If the charges involve drug manufacturing, that is a very serious crime that can lead to a very lengthy prison sentence. The charges can be based upon even trace amounts, and the concept of possession isn’t direct possession, its constructive possession. Constructive possession covers areas and circumstances where just being in the location of drugs can expose you to being charged.

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Drug charges can have a huge impact on the rest of your life. You should treat these charges seriously and hire a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney such as Chuck Halverson. His experience and expertise could help you get the best results the fact of your case allow.

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Being convicted for a drug crime can carry serious fines or jail or prison time. Choosing the right Minnesota drug crime lawyer is an important decision. Chuck Halverson can assist you in understanding the criminal charges brought against you, the criminal process, and the options you have. He will provide you with an aggressive, thorough, and effective defense.

Drug Penalties

Drug crimes can be:

  • Petty misdemeanors: expose you only to a fine.
  • Misdemeanors: expose you to a maximum of 90 days in jail, a $1000.00, or both
  • Gross Misdemeanors: expose you to a maximum of 90 days in jail, a $1000.00, or both. Felony level charges are classified into five degrees

First-degree offenses carry the harshest penalties down to Fifth-degree drug offenses have the least harsh penalties. There are provisions in the varying degrees for possession, sale, manufacturing or growing. Charges depend on the amount of the drug, the type of the drug, and what sort of drug activity or drug related activity the person is involved. A felony charges have the possibility of landing you in prison.

Take drug charges seriously, hire serious representation; hire Chuck Halverson.

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