The Reality Behind Drug Crime Charges
Drug crimes come with stiff sentences and long-term consequences. It is important to work with an attorney who gives your case priority and knows how to tell your story. Work with an attorney who has proven her skill for over 20 years as a trial attorney. Work with The Law Office of Jennifer L. Pradt in St. Paul. Call for a free consultation or to arrange for representation at 651-243-7030.
Proven Defense for Many Drug Crime Charges
There are many charges related to drugs in Minnesota. For a good defense, it is important to understand the charges, your options and the best path to a reduced or dismissed charge. In some cases, it may be optimal to tell your story so that the jury can see you as a person and not as a case number or “drug user.”
Attorney Jennifer Pradt represents clients charged with the manufacture, sale, possession and distribution. She can assist with charges related to:
- Marijuana, Marijuana Wax
- Heroin and Oxycodone
Attorney Jennifer Pradt treats each case differently. Your future and freedom are the two most important things at stake. She will provide you with the defense strategy that best suits your individual circumstance, the evidence, and the charges. She has the resources necessary to protect what is most valuable to you. This may mean enlisting the help of chemical dependency and mental health experts to tell your story in the most compelling way.
Possession of Drugs
You might be charged with possession simply because you were in the same room, car, or area as the drug. But possession does not mean “near.” For you to legally possess a drug, you had to know it was a drug, have it on your person, know you had it, and have “control” over it. This can be difficult to prove and rather simple to take apart when the evidence is weak or lacking.
Law enforcement has to have probable cause or has to have a valid search warrant. There are many viable defenses to an unlawful search. While there are exceptions to a search warrant or probable cause, the prosecution must have a compelling reason why to admit evidence that was questionably obtained. The goal of law enforcement and the prosecution is to obtain a guilty verdict. Without knowledgeable legal support, your chances of a dismissed or reduced charge are significantly lower.
Get Skilled Defense as Soon as Possible
Call 651-243-7030 to speak with St. Paul criminal defense attorney Jennifer Pradt. You can also reach the firm via the online inquiry form. Jennifer represents clients throughout the entire Twin Cities metro area. All consultations are free of charge. Attorney Pradt is committed to serving the needs of communities that have been marginalized and frequently face discrimination.