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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Minneapolis Drug Possession Lawyer

Arrested for a Drug Crime in Minnesota? Call Us 24/7!

In Minnesota, drug possession is a serious criminal offense. Since drug crimes are dealt with at both the state and federal level, penalties can range in severity. A conviction may result in jail or prison time and fines. If you have been accused of drug possession, it is crucial that you contact a Minneapolis drug crime attorney immediately who can help fight your charges and protect your rights.

Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. can put more than 100 years of experience to work for you as soon as you give us a call. We are available to discuss your case 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our lead attorney is a board certified criminal law specialist, and both of our partners have experience as former prosecutors, so you can rest easier knowing that your case is in competent hands.

Contact Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. to see how our attorneys can help you.

First Degree Drug Possession

In the state of Minnesota, first degree drug possession is a felony offense. If you are convicted of this crime, you could be sentenced to a maximum of 30 years in prison and fined up to $1 million.

  • Marijuana: 100 kilograms or more
  • Cocaine, Heroin & Meth: 25 grams or more
  • Other Narcotics: 500 grams or more
  • Hallucinogens: 500 doses or more

Second Degree Drug Possession

Like first degree drug possession, second degree drug possession is also a felony in Minnesota. If you are convicted of this crime, you could face up to 25 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.

  • Marijuana: 50 kilograms or more
  • Cocaine, Heroin & Meth: 6 grams or more
  • Other Narcotics: 50 grams or more
  • Hallucinogens: 100 doses or more

Third Degree Drug Possession

Third degree drug possession is also a felony offense in Minnesota. If you are convicted of this crime, you could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison and fined up to $250,000.

  • Marijuana: 10 kilograms or more
  • Cocaine, Heroin & Meth: 3 grams or more
  • Other Narcotics: 10 grams or more
  • Hallucinogens: 5 doses or more

Fourth Degree Drug Possession

You could be charged with fourth degree possession if you possess up to 10 doses of a hallucinogen, or any amount of a Schedule I, II, or III controlled substance (not including marijuana) with intent to sell. If you are convicted, you could be sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined up to $100,000.

Fifth Degree Drug Possession

If you are found to be in possession of any amount of a Schedule I, II, III or IV drug, except for 42.5 grams of marijuana or less, you could be charged with fifth degree drug possession. While this is the least serious possession charge, you could still face up to 5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

We Can Help You Fight Your Drug Charges in Minneapolis

With your future at stake, we urge you to call a Minneapolis drug crime lawyer at our firm as soon as possible to begin building your defense. At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., we can offer you a free consultation where we will review the facts of your case and create a personalized plan of action for your defense. By retaining aggressive advocacy from a team of lawyers with over 100 years of collective experience, you will have a strong chance of possibly reducing or eliminating your charges.

Contact our criminal defense attorneys 24/7 to request your FREE case evaluation!

Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

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