If you are facing drug charges in North Dakota, you are facing serious charges, and you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced Fargo criminal defense attorney. North Dakota take such charges extremely seriously, and so should you. The fact is that drug conviction can affect your future in surprisingly negative ways. When it comes to drug-related charges, be proactive and never take a wait-and-see attitude.
The controlled dangerous substance (CDS) laws in North Dakota make it a felony or misdemeanor depends on substance quantity and drug history) to possess CDS without a current medical prescription. CDS refers to any number of drugs, but the most prevalent include street drugs like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and also common prescription medication like hydrocodone or even ritalin. The legal consequences of possession are significant, but the consequences of making and/or selling these pharmaceuticals are more so. Possession near a school, daycare, or preschool increases the charges and attendant penalties.
Drug-related charges are not only serious but are also exceedingly complicated and can be affected by a range of variables:
Drug-related charges often involve many moving parts, but a skilled Fargo criminal defense attorney will aggressively advocate for your case’s best possible resolution. Drug charges are overwhelming, but don’t let that stop you from seeking the professional legal counsel you need.
If you are convicted of a drug-related crime, you will likely end up with a permanent criminal record, and this record can have long-term, overarching negative consequences:
Being faced with drug-related charges is overwhelming, but the dedicated legal team at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss in Fargo is here to help. Drug-related charges are complicated, but your future is far too important not to bring your best defense. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers are committed to helping you fight for the most positive outcome of your case. For more information, please email Tatum O’Brien or give us a call at 701-235-8000 or 877-235-8002 (toll-free) today.