East Grand Forks Drug Crimes Attorneys
Drug crimes convictions can carry serious penalties and tarnish your reputation, often making it difficult to advance in your career or possibly even rent an apartment. When consequences like expensive fines, community service obligations or a prison sentence threaten your time, finances and freedom, you need an experienced defense attorney to protect your rights.
At Dusek Law, a criminal defense law firm serving clients throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, we are committed to providing straightforward legal advice and aggressive representation to clients facing a wide variety of drug-related charges, including:
- Drug possession
- Drug trafficking
- Cultivation and manufacturing of illegal substances
- Prescription fraud
- Illegal use of a controlled substance
Experienced Marijuana Charges Lawyers
With more than 20 years of experience, we have the skill necessary to advocate on behalf of clients facing even the most complex charges involving marijuana, methamphetamines, bath salts, cocaine and heroin. Our proactive approach to the law allows us to gather evidence early and craft defense arguments that anticipate what the prosecution will present.
Throughout the entire legal process, attorney David Dusek is available to answer clients’ questions and discuss their concerns. He works closely with all of his clients, helping them make informed decisions that they can feel comfortable with.
State And Federal Agencies Take Fentanyl Crimes Seriously
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug originally used as a pain medication for patients with serious and terminal illnesses. Fentanyl is up to 100 times stronger than heroin and morphine. Because of its extreme potency, a small dose can be lethal. Combined with the high chance of addiction, fentanyl overdoses have increased nationwide.
Because of the rising availability and deadly impacts, federal and state agencies are cracking down on fentanyl crimes. As a schedule II-controlled substance under federal law, it is one of the most serious drugs for which a person can face criminal charges. If you get caught possessing or selling fentanyl, you may face serious consequences.
Under Minnesota and North Dakota state laws, fentanyl is a schedule I substance. It can result in hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences, including:
- Up to five years in prison
- Up to a $10,000 fine
- A felony conviction
If you are charged with a first-degree drug offense, you could even face 40 years in prison and up to a $1,00,000 fine. However, if you are experiencing an overdose after using a drug in Minnesota or North Dakota and you require medical assistance, you will not be charged or prosecuted for possession of the drug. Further, if you call for help for someone else experiencing an overdose, you are also immune to prosecution.
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We are available by telephone any time, day or night. Weekend and evening appointments are available upon request. We accept credit cards and offer payment plans for select cases.