Aggressive Defense Against A Wide Range Of Drug Charges

If you are charged with a drug offense 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 And Minimizing The Impact Of Drug Charges

Any drug offense, ranging from a petty misdemeanor marijuana charge to a felony charge, can have serious consequences for your future and requires the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

I am Howard Bass, a Burnsville felony drug charge attorney with more than 30 years of experience. I aggressively defend clients charged with state and federal drug crimes. With my extensive knowledge of criminal law, I will provide skillful and diligent representation at all stages of your case — whether you are under investigation, have already been charged, or if you are filing an appeal or seeking post-conviction relief. Contact my firm today for a free initial consultation.

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 state or federal drug charge, including:

  • 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.

Aggressive Representation In Dakota County

As your attorney, I will investigate your case to determine whether police officers violated your state or federal constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures, your privilege against self-incrimination, or 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 concerning what proactive steps you can take to help reduce the impact of the charges against you, such as obtaining an independent chemical dependency evaluation.

Prompt Action Is Important

It is critical to speak with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after an arrest. To learn more about how to protect your rights when charged with a drug-related crime, contact me online or call 952-466-6718.

I accept credit cards and am conveniently located south of the river. I am available for evening and weekend meetings.