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Fighting Heroin Charges From Start To Finish

Last updated on November 16, 2023

Law enforcement is aggressively fighting heroin traffickers and dealers in the Twin Cities area, and even simple possession of the drug is charged as a felony. If you are charged with any offense involving heroin, it is important to take your defense extremely seriously.

Criminal defense attorney Matthew J. Mankey has more than 30 years of experience defending people charged with serious drug crimes in Minnesota state and federal courts. Do not hesitate to contact our office for a free consultation as soon as you are arrested and charged with any type of heroin offense, including possession, selling and trafficking.

What Are The Penalties For Heroin Offenses?

People convicted of offenses involving heroin typically face multiple years in jail and significant fines. For example, possession of heroin in even small amounts can lead to up to five years in jail and $10,000 in fines. No other drug is treated more seriously under Minnesota’s controlled substance laws. In terms of trafficking, dealers may be charged with homicide or manslaughter if someone overdoses on the heroin the dealer supplied.

The federal government has concurrent jurisdiction with the state on many, if not all, drug crimes. The penalties in the federal system are without exception more severe than the penalties in the state system.

Let Us Help You Plan Your Best Possible Move

Remember, a charge is not a sentence. We will work to prepare the strongest possible defense in your case. In cases involving addiction, we will explore the possibility of drug treatment programs as alternatives to prison sentences. Our goal is to protect your freedom, your rights and your future.

Begin Protecting Yourself Today

If you have been charged with an offense involving heroin, there is no time to waste. Call the Mankey Law Office at 612-424-9454 or email us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options with our experienced lawyer. Located just off I-394, our Golden Valley office is easy to reach from throughout the Minneapolis and the western suburbs area.