Minneapolis Drug Crimes Lawyer
As the nation watches states decriminalize marijuana, the federal government still has not done so. Should you be arrested with drugs in your possession, it is entirely likely that drug charges will be filed. In some cases these charges are misdemeanors, but in many cases drug crimes are charged as felonies.
Should you be arrested and charged with a drug crime, you can depend upon Kevin DeVore, a Minneapolis drug crimes lawyer, to vigorously challenge those charges and fight for either dropped charges or an acquittal on your behalf. He is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist and a member of the Minnesota Society of Criminal Justice, which limits its membership to only 50 Minnesota criminal defense attorneys. He has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine every year since 2004.
DeVore’s recent case wins as a Minneapolis drug crimes lawyer include the defense of the largest pot bust in Washington County (State v. Hernandez) in which a seizure of 550 pounds of marijuana resulted in a downward departure to an eight-month sentence. In lay terminology, a downward departure means that the court departed downward from the applicable sentencing guideline range for a statutory minimum sentence.
Experienced Defense of Felony Drug Charges in Minneapolis
A drug charge can be a felony charge if there is a significant quantity of the drug, or if other circumstances are involved such as drug manufacturing or trafficking. Kevin DeVore is a Minneapolis drug crimes attorney capable of vigorous defense of the following types of drug crimes:
- Drug possession
- Drug possession with intent to sell (drug trafficking)
- Drug manufacturing
The type of drug also makes a difference in how drug possession, drug trafficking or drug manufacturing is charged. The types of Minneapolis drug crimes attorney DeVore has experience with include:
- Crack cocaine
- Date rape drugs (GHB or gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid)
- Ketamine (Special K or K)
- Methamphetamine (meth)
- Prescription narcotics (barbiturates, benzodiazepines, morphine codeine, oxycodone and Vicodin)
- Psilocybin mushrooms
There are laws applying to different types of drugs, as well as to different types of drug activities. A skilled and experienced Minneapolis drug crimes lawyer can advise you of your rights and your options regarding any drug crime charges.
Drug Crimes and Extenuating Circumstances
It is often the case that a drug crime is charged in conjunction with some other activity. Perhaps a person is charged with a DUI and is also accused of drug possession. A routine traffic violation could lead to a drug-trafficking charge. Drug possession in conjunction with illegal possession of a firearm or parole violation is yet another matter. Drug crimes are serious matters when considered alone, and when charged in conjunction with other offenses can escalate the potential consequences.
Kevin DeVore is Minneapolis drug crimes attorney with criminal defense experience in many other areas. He is well-regarded by other Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers who often consult with attorney DeVore for added insight into their drug cases.
Contact Minneapolis Drug Crimes Attorney Kevin DeVore
When you have been charged with drug possession, drug trafficking or drug manufacturing, your freedom may be on the line. Kevin DeVore is someone with experience and a track record of achieving results. Call or contact the law office via email to arrange a consultation.