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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.

Drug Possession in Minneapolis

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.

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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 more than 100 years of collective experience, you will have a strong chance of possibly reducing or eliminating your charges.

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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

  • “ 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.
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Recent Case Victories

  • 5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance and 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Moving Violation Charge Amended

    Outcome: Attorney Jill Brisbois represented a person with a commercial driver’s license who was charged with a moving ...

  • Felony 2nd Degree Assault Avoided Jail Time

    Outcome: Client was charged with a Felony charge of 2 nd Degree Assault with a weapon and was facing a presumptive ...

  • Third DWI Staggered Sentence

    Outcome: Client was charged with his third DWI in a ten year period and was facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of ...

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