Drug Crimes

Minnesota & Federal Drug Defense LawyersKassius Benson Law Fed Court

The attorneys at Kassius Benson Law, P.A. have successfully represented countless individuals charged with drug crimes and narcotic offenses in Minnesota, Washington, D.C. and Federal and state courts throughout the country.  Attorney Kassius Benson has over 20 years of extensive experience and demonstrated success challenging every stage of narcotic charges including pre-indictment representation, motions practice, suppression hearings and jury trials.

When you are facing charges in a drug crime, whether a federal drug conspiracy or a state drug offense, the potential consequences demand representation by a high quality, aggressive Minneapolis drug crime lawyer.  With over 30 years of combined experience, the legal team at Kassius Benson Law, P.A. will fight tirelessly for your defense.  We have a reputation for excellence throughout the legal community as well as an impressive record in court.  We are also excellent Federal drug crime lawyers.  Whether your interests are best served by plea negotiations, suppression motions, trial by jury or appeal, we are willing and able to do whatever it takes to fight for your cause. Our familiarity with all aspects of cases involving heroin, marijuana, crack, cocaine, ecstasy, PCP, crystal meth and prescription drugs allows us to prepare a thorough, strategic defense on your behalf.

Drug crimes include possession, sales, distribution, manufacturing, trafficking, grow operations, prescription fraud and prescription forgery.  The penalties involved for each depend on the type and amount of drug involved, the specific circumstances of the incident and your criminal history. If the alleged crime was committed near a school, park, or a firearm was used, harsher charges and penalties apply.

Fighting Your Drug Charges

At Kassius Benson Law, P.A., our experience allows us to identify and exploit weaknesses which may lead to reduced penalties or charges, a dismissal of the charges against you, or an acquittal at trial. We can predict what will be needed in your defense to counter the prosecution’s arguments.

While many firms provide a quote for “pleading your case out” and an additional fee for actually trying your case in front of a jury, we do not operate this way. Our firm will quote you one fee so that you are not pressured into shortchanging your defense and your future by avoiding trial due to financial considerations.  As trial attorneys, we are prepared to aggressively try your case and will do so where this best serves you.

Kassius O. Benson also represents individuals in relation to asset, property, and vehicle forfeiture matters. Those individuals have often had property such as houses, businesses, vehicles, and money seized in relation to a narcotics investigation. Mr. Benson has successfully litigated and negotiated the return of personal property in those instances.

If you are charged with drug possession or drug distribution, don’t hesitate to contact the attorneys at Kassius Benson Law, P.A. at (612) 333-2755 (Minnesota) or (202) 744-2544 (Washington, D.C.) or online via our contact us form.

Defending Drug Conspiracy Charges

Minnesota Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers for Drug Crimes and Conspiracy Charges

Drug conspiracy charges and cases are very serious and complicated.  Potential conviction and the likely sentence often depend upon drug quantity, the testimony of witnesses and possibly cooperation with the prosecution.  Many people charged with federal drug conspiracies want a prediction on the outcome of their cases.  They often wonder about the likelihood of a conviction and the length of a potential sentence.

At Kassius Benson Law, P.A., our lawyers can help you navigate the federal legal system so that you can make reliable decisions based on in-depth understanding of the consequences you may face.

Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Representation

In federal drug conspiracy cases, the strength of the evidence is paramount.  As an experienced lawyer, Kassius Benson is skilled at helping clients evaluate whether to take a case to trial or whether to find other ways to resolve the issue more favorably for the client. At Kassius Benson Law, P.A., we place a large emphasis on honesty with our clients. Although it is often more difficult to be realistic with clients than to promise miracles, we know that our clients and their families deserve the truth about the seriousness of federal drug conspiracy charges.

Possession With Intent to Distribute Drugs

Federal government agencies, including the DEA and the FBI, expend tremendous resources prosecuting people for drug crimes. This makes it imperative that you work with an experienced federal criminal defense attorney if you have been accused of possession with intent to distribute drugs.

At Kassius Benson Law, P.A., we are serious about representing people facing drug indictments.  Kassius Benson, our lead trial attorney,  offers strong and effective federal criminal defense against charges of possession with intent to distribute, drug distribution, or drug trafficking involving a wide range of drugs, such as:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine/crack
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription narcotics such as OxyContin
  • Illegal steroids
  • Ecstasy
  • GHB

Fighting Drug Charges in Federal Court

Often, the most successful fights are ones made early, excluding evidence illegally obtained through warrantless searches and seizures. We have a great deal of experience in these pre-trial matters, as well as in post-trial sentencing mitigation and appeals.

For assistance with federal criminal charges for possession with intent to distribute drugs, from investigation to post-conviction relief, contact our federal criminal defense lawyers at Kassius Benson Law, P.A. online today, or call 612-333-2755 (Minnesota) of 202-744-2544 (Washington, D.C.) to schedule your initial consultation.

Prescription Drug Crimes

When medical professionals or others are under investigation for or have been charged with prescription drug crimes, it is imperative to retain legal counsel immediately. Anything you say can be used against you, so invoke your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney.

Prescription drugs often include:

  • OxyContin
  • Oxycodone
  • Percocet
  • Hydrocodone / Vicodin
  • Valium
  • Xanax
  • Vioxx
  • Celebrex
  • Ritalin
  • Adderall

The lawyers at Kassius Benson Law, P.A. represent clients charged with unlawful possession of prescription medication as well as certain acts related to prescription drugs including stealing blank prescription pads, forging doctors’ signatures or photocopying prescriptions;  and impersonation of medical staff and call in prescriptions.

Our firm represents health care professionals such as doctors, nurses and pharmacists who are accused of involvement in illegal activities, including overprescribing drugs and prescription fraud. Your professional license is at risk if you are accused of a medical crime. We can also represent you at any licensing board hearing.

Contact a Lawyer with Significant Experience Defending Drug Crimes

To discuss an investigation or charge involving a drug-related crime, contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Kassius Benson Law, P.A. at 612-333-2755 or 202-744-2544 or online via our contact us form.