We Will Defend Your Rights After A Drug Charge
If you have been charged with a drug crime, the consequences can be far-reaching. No matter if it is your first offense or not, it is important to have a lawyer by your side who understands the law and is ready to defend you.
We understand that many drug users have fallen on hard times, whether they are using street drugs, opioids or other prescription drugs. We will do what we can to help mitigate damages, such as keeping the conviction off your record, seeking probation or getting you into a drug rehabilitation program.
Building You A Strong Defense
In cases of drug possession, it is important to respond to the charges early. Our lawyer will work with you from the beginning to gather all the facts and begin building a strong defense. We will look at factors such as:
- Amount of the substance recovered (an important detail in felony possession charges)
- Whether paraphernalia was recovered (which could lead to a paraphernalia charge)
- Whether you have a prescription for the prescription drugs you are holding (which could lead to a charge of possession of a controlled substance)
- If you had a firearm on you
These factors could lead to increased charges and penalties, elevating the case from a misdemeanor to a felony in some instances.
A common mitigating factor in drug cases is determining if there was an illegal search that violated your Fourth Amendment rights. Police too often commit searches without a warrant or probable cause. If we do not believe the search and seizure was legal, we will not plead out or seek rehab just to get the case resolved. Our attorney will work hard to craft you a strategic legal defense that will help protect you and your rights. We will do everything we can to help you fight the charges.
Facing Drug Charges Can Be Scary. We Can Help.
Located in Stillwater, Minnesota, The Law Office of Samuel E. Surface serves clients throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Whether this is a first offense or a repeat offense, we can help you with drug charges. Give us a call for a free consultation at 651-300-7359 or send us an email.