Written by attorney Max A. Keller

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Prescription Drugs in Minnesota

Driving Under Influence of Drugs or Prescription Drugs in Minnesota

Prescription Drug Possession

Do you take a medication that was prescribed by your doctor? There are various elements involved in prescription drug crimes as well as various defenses available. Max A. Keller, does not think you should have to choose between taking your prescription and driving. Innocent people can be put in bad situations, however, when they are not warned about a medication's side effects. The prescription drug could — through no fault of yours — cause you to drive as though you were under the influence. If you took a prescription drug per doctor's orders, our law office will fight hard to have the charges dropped.

We handle charges arising from use of:

  • Ambien
  • Lunesta
  • OxyContin
  • Percocet
  • Xanax
  • Other common prescription drugs

There are many degrees of drug charges, depending on the type and amount of drug. Charges can range from misdemeanors to felony drug possession, resulting in a vehicle forfeiture under felony forfeiture laws. Additionally, you can face driver's license revocation, jail time, job loss and many other consequences. Keller Law Offices provides defense against drug charges from drug possession and drug DWI to more serious felony allegations of distribution or sale of drugs such as:

  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine (meth)
  • Cocaine
  • Crack
  • Illegal use of prescription drugs

In Minnesota, you cannot legally possess any amount of marijuana. Our law firm is very familiar with marijuana DWI defense strategies. For example, marijuana stays in your system for 30 days. You can test positive for marijuana but not have smoked marijuana prior to or while driving. This is a good defense to the charge of Driving While Under the Influence of Marijuana--we have won cases using this defense before: including jury trial and dismissal of case before jury trial. We build the strongest defense possible to fight drug possession charges AND/or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs.

If you hire a skilled criminal defense attorney like Max A. Keller, you increase the likelihood of getting the charges reduced or dropped altogether, keeping your driver's license and minimizing the consequences.

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