Minnesota Drug Crime Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with a drug crime in the Twin Cities, Minnesota drug crimes defense attorney Thomas Gallagher wants to help protect your rights. He will work hard to ensure that when the government and the police investigate you or charge you, that your rights (our rights) are respected. These legal rights include appropriate search and seizure, arrest and interrogation methods or the methods of gathering of any evidence by police that the prosecution may attempt to enter into evidence at trial against you. Some targets of police investigations, not yet charged, retain Gallagher as pre-charge counsel, to help them reduce the risk of being charged, or of being convicted if charged.
Minnesota drug crimes defense question? Call Lawyer Tom Gallagher: 612-333-1500
Common Drug Charges in Minnesota State and Federal Court
Minneapolis Marijuana Lawyer Thomas Gallagher has over 29 years of experience representing clients who are facing charges of:
- drug possession
- possession of cannabis (marijuana possession)
- marijuana grow or cannabis growing cases (the United States’ number one cash crop today)
- illegal possession of cocaine
- sale of controlled substance
- prescription drugs crimes such as forged prescriptions, criminal possession, DWI – drugs
- trafficking, transportation, manufacturing or sale of illegal drugs,
- khat (qat)
- methamphetamine, meth possession, sale, manufacture
- MDMA ecstasy (X)
- heroin, opium.
Related web pages:
Minnesota drug crime laws.
Drug crimes may be federal court or state charges; and Gallagher has extensive experience representing clients in both courts, including large federal drug conspiracy cases as a cocaine lawyer, up to an alleged 50 metric tons of cocaine, so far. As a Minneapolis defense attorney drugs cases have long been a major part of his practice – for decades. As a marijuana lawyer, Gallagher has represented numerous people accused of growing marijuana (cannabis) indoors. He has helped some avoid being charged in the first place, and has helped others avoid a criminal record of conviction, where there were no priors similar convictions.
If the investigating officers found guns or ammo when they searched and found illegal drugs, you could face additional years in prison. (On a related note, most drug crime convictions can destroy or impair your civil rights to firearms.) If you are a non-citizen (even a Permanent Resident) you could suffer serious, negative immigration law consequences as a result of your criminal drug case.
There are many, unfair “mandatory minimum” sentencing laws designed to prevent judges from sentencing drug cases fairly, and to force extreme, cruel sentences. This nation has the highest percentage of its population in prison than any other in the world. Criminal drug prohibition laws are a big reason why. Tom Gallagher will work with you to both fight charges and protect your liberty.
The Law Firm’s Approach
When you have been charged with a drug crime, Tom Gallagher’s first action is to investigate the search and seizure methods used by police. If drugs were found in your car, did the police have a lawful reason for stopping you? If controlled substances were found in your home, was the Search Warrant obtained illegally? Was your home searched appropriately? If the officers violated any of your rights before or during the search and seizure process, the evidence against you might not be admissible.
Born in Minneapolis, political activist and third-generation lawyer Tom Gallagher has lived in the Twin Cities all of his life. He knows the Minnesota court systems and the people involved. His familiarity with the local courts gives him and edge in knowing what strategies and negotiating tactics are most successful. Gallagher will help you identify outcome goals for your case, and strategies to achieve those goals. Then, Gallagher will work hard and patiently until success comes, or the fight continues. He loves the courtroom and will fight tirelessly to defend your rights.
If you are facing drug charges in Minnesota and want a dedicated lawyer on your side, contact Gallagher Criminal Defense Services law firm in Minneapolis, to schedule a free initial consultation.
Gallagher Criminal Defense Services • 612- 333-1500
Minnesota Drug Lawyer Thomas Gallagher’s law office is conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis, next to the United States Courthouse, one-half block from the Minneapolis jail, and one-block from the Hennepin County Courthouse.