Drug crimes represent a significant percentage of misdemeanors and felonies committed in the state of Minnesota. Like other types of crime including DWI and domestic violence, drug crimes have an impact not only on a person’s criminal record, but also their standing in the community. While the fines, rehabilitation, prison/jail time and community service that accompany a conviction are harsh in their own right, individuals who are convicted of drug crimes may find the negative reputation that they gain to be the most unforgiving and long-lasting repercussion of their verdict.
Attorney Douglas Kans has over 15 years of experience defending against drug crimes charges in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas of Eagan, Burnsville, Chaska, Bloomington, Edina and throughout Minnesota. He has defended hundreds of people charged with drug crimes including:
Mr. Kans recognizes that the client’s goal is to not be convicted. He will make every effort to try and achieve that outcome. His prosecutorial experience, access to state-of-the-art technology, and record of success in the legal community will all be put to work for you.
One of the most unfortunate aspects of drug crime is the fact that many individuals accused of this type of offense actually suffer from addiction. These people need help, not punishment. Mr. Kans recognizes this, and will work to get his clients into an appropriate treatment program whether the substance in question is alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines/”crystal meth”, or prescription drugs such as Vicodin, Percocet, or other narcotic painkillers.
Being proactive about seeking substance abuse counseling tends to be viewed favorably by the court. Those who are already in a program are frequently allowed to complete that program instead of being forced into a rehabilitation program they did not choose. It is this type of insight into the legal process that Mr. Kans puts forth on behalf of his clients every day.
Mr. Kans also draws heavily on his prosecutorial experience when shaping a personalized defense strategy. Because he is familiar with the prosecution’s burden of proof, he knows the weaknesses that may exist in their case. He uses that information to fashion the defense that has the greatest possible chance of success. If you have been accused of a drug crime in the Minneapolis or Twin Cities metro area, don’t put your reputation in the hands of an inexperienced attorney. Contact dedicated criminal defense attorney Douglas Kans today.