Criminal drug charges can be very complex and confusing. You know that if you or your loved one is convicted that the consequences can be life-altering. If the charge is serious enough, it can lead to a felony conviction that interferes with the ability to find a meaningful job, go to college, or even acquire insurance. The rest of your life can be affected. However, a St. Paul drug crimes defense attorney who specializes in drug crimes defense can help you secure the best possible result whether there is merit to the charge or not.
If you have been charged with the possession, sale, or trafficking of drugs, the proper representation can help you move forward with your life.
Experienced Drug Crimes Defense
There are many types of drugs that are out there and Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins is experienced with how each type can affect the charge you are facing. These drugs are placed into schedules with Schedule I drugs being more serious than Schedule V drugs.
Schedule I drugs include those that have a high risk of dependency or addiction. They include heroin, LSD, Ecstasy, and GHB. Schedule V drugs include drugs as minor as over the counter medications that contain codeine. The schedule a drug falls into determines the penalty. For example, a Schedule I or Schedule II drug can result in 3 ½ years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Other factors in the case can influence how much time is spent in prison, which is why there are drug offenders serving 10 years or more. A drug, such as GHB, can result in an automatic six years in prison. Other substances may warrant a 30-day jail sentence and a fine of $500, which is a misdemeanor.
Dedicated Criminal Defense
Drug offenses need a dedicated defense. Sometimes an offense doesn’t warrant the maximum penalty. In fact, it doesn’t warrant more than what a drug court can offer, which is rehabilitation which enables an offender to overcome addiction instead of the rest of their life being affected. There are options and your St. Paul drug crimes defense attorney will find those options, explore them with you, and do everything possible to fight for the best one so that you can move on with your life in the most positive way possible.
Contact A St. Paul Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
Drug crimes are very serious, but a charge doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road. In fact, a good defense can achieve a much better result than facing the charge alone. What may be a felony doesn’t have to be a felony and what may be a gross misdemeanor doesn’t have to be a gross misdemeanor. You can achieve a much better conclusion than you would otherwise. To learn more about your rights and options, contact Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins at 651-451-6411 or complete the contact form to schedule a free consultation.