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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 Crime Attorneys

Facing Drug Charges in Minneapolis? We're Available 24/7 – Call Now!

Even relatively minor offenses involving narcotics, controlled substances, and other drugs like marijuana can carry disproportionately heavy penalties in the state of Minnesota. Because drug crimes violate United States law, you could also face federal prosecution for your alleged offense. In either situation, it is very important to get the trustworthy legal guidance of a Minneapolis drug crime lawyer who can fight for your rights in court.

Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. has been defending criminally accused clients throughout Minnesota for more than 100 years combined. We have handled hundreds of criminal jury trials, and we know what it takes to win a difficult case. You can trust that your future is in good hands when you work with our firm.

The majority of incarcerations and high fines issued by the U.S. criminal justice system are related to “street level” drug crimes, like drug possession and distribution. Knowing the prosecution and the court are against you, connect with Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. as soon as possible. As former prosecutors and Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists, we will do everything in our power to protect you from the harsh, unforgiving hand of the law.

Call (612) 444-5020 to discuss your drug charges in a FREE consultation.

Types of Drug Crime Cases We Represent

We've heard the questions people tend to ask after a drug-related arrest:

  • Is this really a serious charge?
  • What types of penalties am I facing?
  • Could I get prison time for a conviction?
  • Do I need a criminal defense lawyer?
  • What can I do to protect my rights?

Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. is here to provide the answers you need. Whether your charges involve marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs, heroin, LSD, or some other type of controlled substance, we know how to help you. Our drug offense lawyers have defended clients facing a variety of drug-related charges, such as those listed below.

Don’t wait to contact our firm if you have been charged with:

Types of Illegal Substances in Minnesota

Minnesota follows the federal government's list of Scheduled Drugs to criminalize certain substances. The Schedules are arranged from one (I) to five (V), with the harshest penalties being associated with Schedule I drugs.

Schedule I drugs: Considered highly addictive and with no medical uses.

  • Examples include heroin, LSD, marijuana, ecstasy, methaqualone, and peyote

Schedule II drugs: Considered highly addictive but with some medical uses.

  • Examples include methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, and many prescription painkillers

Schedule III drugs: Considered addictive and may have medical properties.

  • Examples include codeine, ketamine, anabolic steroids, and testosterone

Schedule IV drugs: Considered potentially addictive and may be prescribed by a doctor.

  • Examples include most prescriptions, like Xanax, Soma, Ambien, and Valium

Schedule V drugs: Considered slightly addictive or non-addictive and may be sold over-the-counter.

  • Examples include off-the-shelf medications, such as pain relievers and cough medicines

Is Marijuana Use & Possession Legal in Minnesota?

Although federal law still considers cannabis a Schedule I drug, Minnesota has made several moves to decriminalize it in certain circumstances and quantities. The state legalized medical marijuana in 2014, but patients can only use it in the form of pills, oils, or vapors from e-cigarettes. Recreational marijuana is still prohibited in Minnesota, but possession of 42.5 grams or less of marijuana is a low-level misdemeanor with no possibility of jail time.

Legislators unsuccessfully attempted to pass multiple bills in 2019 to legalize recreational marijuana, and the governor has said these attempts will continue in 2020. In the meantime, however, you can still be charged with a misdemeanor offense for possessing any amount of marijuana or cannabis for personal use in Minnesota.

The Most Important Call You'll Ever Make: (612) 444-5020

Don't wait any longer to obtain the advice and representation you need. We serve clients in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the greater Minnesota area. One of our lead attorneys, Joseph Tamburino, is board certified by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a legal specialist in criminal law — an achievement only 3% of attorneys can claim. Simply put, we have what it takes to protect you. We are here to help you know where you stand and what to do next.

Call Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. today to set up a time to meet with our Minneapolis drug crime defense lawyers in a free consultation.

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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What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “I can’t say enough about him— he has made a great difference in the life of his client (and, by large extension, my life as well). ” - Anonymous
  • “ Today I had a court appearance where your attorney, LIS CARLSON represented me. I must start at the beginning, MS. CARLSON returned my phone call to her with in an hour of my first call to your office. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the quick response to my call & most important how LIS immediately made me feel, she was professional, caring, her ability to immediately know that I was a total mess. Before she finished with my call she made sure that I was alright, her compassion for me was extremely needed. I immediately felt there couldn’t be a better attorney in the state better than LIS! Throughout this entire process, Lis was a pillar of strength. I was amazed at how she handled everything with extreme care & some very excellent, professional legal skills. I count my blessings but I count them twice when I came to LIS. The world needs more people like LIS, smart, intelligent, kind and caring.” - P.G.
  • “WOW. Thank you for your fine work, sir. I am elated. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! ” - J. E.
  • “ Kayla Wengronowitz was my attorney in a claim against me involving Title IX and won my difficult and extensive case. She was a beacon of hope to me when my options seemed very limited. Kayla provided clarity for me to understand everything happening in the case, she made smart and calculated decisions, she made sure I was comfortable with every decision she made, and she responded to difficult situations seemingly with ease. Most importantly, Kayla was empathetic and provided comfort throughout the strenuous process. I am extremely grateful for her service and highly recommend her without reservation.” - Anonymous
  • “She always updates us with new information about the case, and most importantly she is always available, reachable and approachable. ” - M.M.
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Recent Case Victories

  • Order Upheld Client Won

    Outcome: On May 4, 2020, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a suppression order that resulted in the dismissal of ...

  • Obstructing Police and Disorderly Conduct Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: Attorneys Joe Tamburino and Kayla Wengronowitz represented a client on obstructing the police and disorderly ...

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance/Electronic Solicitation of a Minor Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Client was charged with 5 th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance and Electronic Solicitation of a ...

  • Felony Drug Charge Avoided Jail Time

    Outcome: Client was facing a second probation violation on a felony drug charge. They were facing a revocation of their ...

  • Financial Crime Avoided Jail Time

    Outcome: Attorneys Jill Brisbois and Hannah Martin represented a client charged with a serious financial crime. The ...

  • Ignition Interlock Restriction Violation Continuance for Dismissal

    Outcome: Client was charged with an ignition interlock restriction violation. A conviction of this charge would have ...

  • Fifth-Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct Sex Crimes

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with criminal sexual conduct after making ...

  • Expungement Conviction Expunged

    Outcome: Client sought to have a drug case expunged. Attorney Kayla Wengronowitz was able to convince the judge to seal ...

  • Alcohol Related Accident Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Client was involved in an alcohol related accident that resulted in hospitalization to one of the drivers ...

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