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Most people don’t realize that, with the exception of certain marijuana offenses, the vast majority of drug crime convictions in Minnesota result in a felony.
If you’re charged with distributing or selling controlled substances, you could face anywhere from six months to 30 years in prison, as well as fines ranging from $10,000 to $1 million.
As harsh as those penalties sound, the consequences don’t end there; with a felony drug conviction, you may face social stigma, difficulty finding employment and the loss of several civil rights as well. Luckily, it doesn’t have to come to that.
When you partner with one of the experienced drug distribution defense attorneys at Toepfer at Law, you can trust that they’ll do everything in their power to fight for your future. When you’re ready to strategize, contact us to discuss your case. In the meantime, keep reading to learn about drug dealing and distribution crimes in Minnesota.
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A drug distribution charge reflects both the type and quantity of the controlled substance you were allegedly selling. The more dangerous the drug and the larger quantity you were accused of having, the more serious the consequences of conviction. Minnesota law classifies drugs according to the following five schedules:
There are many more controlled substances, including drugs, chemical compounds and direct precursors, that are considered scheduled drugs in Minnesota. You can find a complete list of controlled substances and their corresponding schedule in Minnesota Statute 152.02.
The penalty for drug distribution depends on a few factors, including the amount and type of drug you had in your possession at the time of your arrest. If you’re holding more than what is considered a personal amount, you’ll likely be charged with distribution rather than possession.
Here’s how drug distribution charges break down over five felony degrees:
As you can see, drug distribution charges are no joke. Even moderate distribution drug crimes can result in significant jail time and fines.