The state of Minnesota has increased its penalties relating to a mid-level DUI conviction. The tougher penalties will go into effect this August and they could change how thousands of people are punished for the offense each year.
A man from Grand Rapids appeared in court last Monday on charges that he was transporting methamphetamine from southern Minnesota and the Twin cities to Itasca County. He faces two felony controlled substance charges of the first degree.
Accusations relating to the sale of narcotics in Minnesota -- no matter what kind of substance the charges involve -- are very serious because they can come with stiff jail sentences when individuals are convicted of the crimes. Typically, during a narcotics sales arrest, accused individuals are also charged with drug possession crimes.
Every defense attorney has a similar array of legal strategies to choose from when defending an accused person in a criminal action. However, every lawyer, every case and every client are different. As such, the legal strategies a lawyer chooses in the defense of a particular case will need to be tailored to the unique circumstances of the client and case. That said, what are some of the most common legal defenses tactics used by attorneys when defending a criminal matter?