Drug Offenses

Defending Your Rights And Protecting Your Freedom In Drug Crime Cases

Any type of drug offense is very serious and should be handled accordingly. Your future is at stake, as you may be facing jail time, large fines and a permanent criminal record if convicted.

At Vogel Law Firm, we are a team of highly skilled criminal defense lawyers who are ready to fight for you in and out of court. From serious drug crime cases to other criminal matters, our team has the experience and insight needed to thoroughly construct a defense on your behalf. We understand the laws that govern drug cases in North Dakota and Minnesota and can represent you in either of these states.

Types Of Drug Crimes And Drugs

Whether the case is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, you need to understand what charges have been filed against you. Our firm handles cases involving any type of drug and drug offense, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine (crack)
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines (meth or crystal meth)
  • Prescription opioids (including fentanyl, oxycodone and Vicodin)
  • Possession
  • Possession with intent to sell or distribute
  • Sale or distribution
  • Manufacturing or cultivation
  • Trafficking

Consequences For A Conviction

The types of consequences you are facing for a conviction on a drug crime depends on the type of crime, type of drug, the amount of the drug and the severity of the crime. For example, possession of less than 1 ounce of a drug may be charged as a misdemeanor, leaving the accused facing a large fine and days in jail. However, possession with intent to sell or a crime like trafficking can result in years in jail and thousands of dollars in fines. Some cases are charged as federal crimes instead of state crimes if specific criteria are met.

If you are charged with multiple offenses or are someone who has been convicted of a drug crime in the past, you are facing serious, enhanced punishments. The state in which you are charged has a drastic impact on your consequences as well. North Dakota does not recognize marijuana for medicinal purposes but Minnesota does. Therefore, possession of marijuana for medical purposes is a crime in North Dakota but not in Minnesota.

Get The Aggressive Representation You Need

Regardless of the types of charges you are facing, it is essential to ensure that your rights are protected with the help of dedicated legal counsel. To discuss your options in a drug case today, call our office at 866-771-9930 or contact us online now.