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    • We offer you a FREE, no obligation initial consultation.
    • Our team is available to you 24/7/365. You can contact us at anytime of day or night and we will be there to help you.
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      • We only practice criminal law. We are able to intensely focus on your criminal case.• We have decades of experience and have represented thousands of clients. We have the knowledge and skill to give you the representation you need in your case. Our seasoned team comprises Minneapolis assault lawyers, fraud lawyers, Minneapolis sex crimes lawyers, and many more. If you have a legal issue, we will resolve it.• We will work passionately and tirelessly on your individual case. We understand that each case is uniquely different and we promise to tailor our approach to your individual needs. So, whether you hire our Minneapolis assault attorney or Minneapolis drug crimes attorney, we will fight hard for you and be by your side every step of the way.• We understand the severity of a criminal case in your life. We will not only match that level of gravity during your representation, rather we will exceed it.• We promise to treat your personal case with compassion and respect every step of the way. We understand that you may have fears, concerns and questions. We will listen to you and put ourselves in your shoes so that we are able to give you the best and most individualized representation possible.

      • We are a team. Are resources are deep and strong. We collaborate and continually draw from each other’s experience to devise the best strategy and defense for you.

    Understanding Drug Charges in Minnesota

    If you have been charged with one of the following drug charges, you may have a lot of questions – including what kind of penalties you could be facing. The Minneapolis drug defense lawyers at Gerald Miller, P.A. can help build a defense that has your rights in mind and aims to bring about the best outcome to your case possible.

    Controlled Substances Charges Overview

    Controlled substances crimes and penalties can range from first to fifth degree, and within those, sale versus possession. It is important to set up a free consultation with Minnesota drug defense lawyer Gerald Miller and his team to go over your case’s specifics and your personal history.

    From fifth-degree to first-degree, drug charges are based on the type of substance, the amount of the controlled substance in possession, and your previous record. Penalties can range from zero to five years and up to a $10,000 fine for a fifth-degree drug conviction, all the way up to zero to thirty years and up to a $1,000,000 fine for a first-degree controlled substance conviction.

    First-Degree Controlled Substance Charge

    In this case, prosecutors may charge you with a fifth-degree controlled substance because of the sale of 10 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine, or the sale of 50 grams or more containing a hallucinogen, amphetamine, phencyclidine, or 50 kilograms or more of marijuana. In terms of possession, it is 25 grams or more of cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine, possession of 500 grams or more containing a narcotic drug, or 100 kilograms or more containing marijuana.

    Second-Degree Controlled Substance Charge

    With this charge, prosecutors will claim there has either been the sale of 3 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine, 10 grams or more of another narcotic drug, the sale of 10 grams or more of amphetamine, phencyclidine, or hallucinogen, or 25 kilograms of marijuana or the possession of 6 grams or more of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine, the possession of 50 grams or more of a narcotic drug. Possession of 50 grams or more of amphetamine, phencyclidine, or hallucinogen, or 50 kilograms or more of marijuana would also fall in this category.

    There are also third, fourth and fifth-degree controlled substance charges on the lower end of the spectrum. For more information on those, contact the attorneys at Gerald Miller Law Firm to find out more. Penalties greatly depend on a variety of factors, so scheduling a free consultation to review your case today will help you understand the charges and potential consequences you are facing. Again, our consultations are free.


    A sentence for a drug offense in Minnesota is usually determined by guidelines set by the Sentencing Guidelines Commission, but actual length of a sentence for a drug charge is actually linked to the defendant’s past criminal record.

    A judge may consider many factors when deciding on a sentence, such as if a drug crime took place in a school zone or public park. In such cases, the punishment may be more severe than in others.

    A sentence for a drug charge is actually linked to the defendant’s past criminal record. As a result, the penalties are far more severe for repeat offenders.

    The first thing you should do if you are facing drug charges is to call a lawyer. Find a lawyer who deals with the criminal court system and drug charges on a daily basis. (We are those lawyers.)

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