If you have been charged with a drug crime in Minnesota, you probably already know you face the possibility of fines, probation and time behind bars. Did you also know that, among other things, you could lose your vehicle, money and home, have trouble obtaining a good job, and become ineligible for student loans?
Protecting Your Rights in Drug Offense Cases
Any drug offense, ranging from a felony charge to a petty misdemeanor marijuana charge, can have serious consequences for your future and requires the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
I am Howard Bass, a Burnsville felony drug charge attorney with more than 25 years of experience. I have aggressively defended clients charged with state and federal drug crimes. With my in-depth knowledge of criminal law, I will provide skillful and diligent representation at all stages of your case — whether you are under investigation, have just been charged, are going to trial, filing an appeal, or seeking post-conviction relief. Contact my defense firm today for a free initial consultation.
Minnesota Law & Politics routinely recognizes me on its Super Lawyer list and has selected me as a "Top 40 Criminal Defense Super Lawyer." Minnesota Monthly has named me as one of the "Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Minnesota." I have also been selected by my peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America."
Controlled Substance Offenses
I am ready to defend you against any drug charge, including:
- State and federal drug crimes
- Drug possession
- Drug distribution and sale
- Drug manufacturing
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Prescription drug fraud
- Conspiracy to commit drug crimes
Drug-related offenses involve a variety of illegal substances, including marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and methamphetamine, as well as prescription drugs, such as OxyContin.
Whether this is the first time you have been charged with a drug crime or you have prior convictions, you deserve a lawyer who respects you, genuinely wants to help you and is well qualified to do so.
Aggressive Representation in Dakota County
An experienced defense lawyer will carefully examine all aspects of your criminal case. As your attorney, I will investigate your case to determine whether the police officers violated your state or federal constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures, your privilege against self-incrimination, and your right to counsel. I will aggressively defend your constitutional rights, including the presumption that you are innocent, the requirement that the prosecution prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to a unanimous jury, your right to confront your accusers, to compel witnesses to testify for you, and to testify or not as you choose.
I will also advise you about what steps you can take to possibly reduce the impact of the charges against you, such as getting a voluntary chemical dependency evaluation.
Contact Me for a Free Initial Consultation
To learn more about how to protect your rights when charged with a drug-related crime, contact me online or call my office locally at 952-466-6718 or toll free at 888-340-9617.
I accept credit cards and am conveniently located south of the river. I am available for evening and weekend meetings.