Controlled Substance: 1st Degree Drug Sale Charges
- Ten grams or more of cocaine, heroin, and/or methamphetamine;
- 50 grams or more of amphetamine, PCP, and/or hallucinogen;
- 200 or more packaged doses of amphetamine, PCP, and/or hallucinogen;
- 50 kilograms or more of marijuana, THC, or a mixture of both; or
- 25 kilograms or more of marijuana, THC, or a mixture of both, within a school zone, a public housing zone, or a drug treatment facility.
In cases of an allegation of multiple drug sales, the total weight or dosage for all sales over a 90-day period can be combined to satisfy one of the requirements for 1st degree drug sale charges.
If you are have been arrested and charged with 1st degree drug sale charges in Minnesota, you may be facing up to 30 years in prison and/or a $1,000,000 fine. Furthermore, if you have a prior 1st first degree controlled substance conviction, the minimum sentence if convicted is at least four years in prison, but not more than 40 years and/or a fine of up to $1,000,000. Other consequences of a 1st degree drug sale conviction can include large fines, a public record of a drug conviction affecting your ability to find job and housing, or to obtain financial aid, and the loss of voting and firearm rights.
Simply put, if you are charged with first degree drug sale, there is much at stake. It is essential you have knowledgeable and experienced drug lawyer like Coley Grostyan who has a proven record of obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients, and protecting his client’s legal rights and reputation.
Minnesota drug lawyer Coley J. Grostyan is always accessible and promptly responds to the needs of his clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For confidential and professional representation, contact Coley Grostyan today at (612) 747-2254.
Coley Grostyan represents individuals charged with 1st degree controlled substance sale charges, and all other drug charges in state and federal courts, in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and all across the State of Minnesota, including, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Anoka County, Sherburne County, Wright County, Dakota County, Washington County, Carver County, Scott County, Isanti County, Mille Lacs County, Kanabec County, Pine County, Crow Wing County, and Stearns County.