Minneapolis Drug Possession Attorneys
Possession of a small amount of marijuana or another controlled substance is a serious matter. Though you may not go to jail if you are convicted, you will have a criminal record. If the substance was found in your car, your driver’s license could be suspended. You should try to avoid a conviction if that is possible.
At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., we vigorously defend people accused of possession of all types of controlled substances, including marijuana, prescription drugs, cocaine, Ecstasy and synthetic drugs. Our lawyers understand the law and constitutional defenses based on illegal search and seizure methods used by the police. We are also very familiar with the various alternative outcomes available in Minnesota that can enable our clients to avoid conviction.
Accused of a Drug Crime? We Can Help.
For more than 30 years, Villaume & Schiek, P.A., has defended people accused of drug crimes in Minnesota. We take a proactive approach, working hard to obtain dismissals or getting charges dropped before they are filed. We represent people from all walks of life who are charged with drug crimes, including professionals, juveniles, college students and those with prior drug convictions.
Whether it involves possession for personal use or a more serious crime, such as possession with intent to sell, you can depend on Villaume & Schiek, P.A., for skillful advocacy.
Avoiding the Worst Consequences of Your Arrest
First-time offenders may be able to obtain an alternative outcome that enables the offender to avoid jail and a criminal record. Our attorneys have good working relationships with prosecutors and judges, and we understand the criteria they use when considering people for diversion programs and other alternative outcomes. If you are eligible, we can work with them seeking that type of outcome for you.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be possible to obtain an expungement. You may be eligible if your case was continued with a dismissal, the charge was dismissed, you received a not-guilty verdict or you successfully completed a diversion program. Our attorneys have helped many people obtain expungements, and we may be able to help you.