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Drug Charges

Moorhead Drug Crime Attorney

Drug Crime Defense

Though drug charges range in severity from misdemeanor possession to felony trafficking, any drug crime conviction can have a profound impact on your future. If you have been charged with a drug crime, legal representation from a skilled and reliable firm can improve your chances of mitigating or even avoiding the negative consequences of a conviction.

At Joe Irby Law Firm, we offer hard-hitting drug crime defense services to protect the rights of the criminally accused. Our Moorhead drug attorney has extensive experience building strong cases for clients who have been accused of possessing, selling, and manufacturing drugs.

Give us a call at (218) 325-5050 to speak with our team. You can also see what others have to say about our firm by reading our reviews.

Types of Drug Charges in Minnesota

In Minnesota, drugs – or controlled substances – are organized into schedules. The charges you face will depend on the action performed as well as the schedule of the drug involved.

Minnesota Schedules of Controlled Substances

According to Minnesota Statute § 152.02 there are five schedules, or categories, of controlled substances. Each substance is categorized based on its probability for addiction and possible abuse, as well as its recognized medical uses.

Schedule I substances, which are considered to be the most dangerous, include drugs such as:

  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC)
  • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA/Ecstasy)
  • Psilocybin (Mushrooms)

Minnesota Drug Laws and Penalties

There are five degrees of drug crimes in Minnesota. All drug crimes, including possession and sale, fall under one of these degrees of severity. If convicted, you could face:

  • Fifth-degree: 5-years in prison and $10,000 in fines
  • Fourth-degree: 15-years of prison and $100,000 in fines
  • Third-degree: 20-years in prison and $250,000 in fines
  • Second-degree: 25-years in prison and $500,000 in fines
  • First-degree: 30-years in prison and $1,000,000 in fines

At Joe Irby Law Firm, we have successfully defended individuals facing all types and all degrees of drug charges. Let us put our experience to work for you.

Aggressive Representation with Your Needs in Mind

At Joe Irby Law Firm, we are committed to personalizing our representation so that we can build truly effective defense strategies. We understand that each case is nuanced – that is why we refuse to take a cookie-cutter approach to any case. With our Moorhead drug lawyer by your side, you will be positioned for success from the very beginning.

Contact us online or call (218) 325-5050 to get started.

Client Testimonials

  • I received a huge settlement in my case

    “I received a huge settlement in my case, thanks to Joe!”

    - Former Client
  • He is full of energy and pays great attention to detail.

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    “He was very understanding and handled my problem with excellent care”

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  • Great lawyer

    “Mr. Irby saved me a lot of time and money by handling my case quickly and efficiently.”

    - Previous Client
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