Sioux Falls Drug Defense Attorney
Ryan Duffy Law is experienced in handling many different types of drug related cases in Sioux Falls and across South Dakota. Drug related offenses can vary greatly in severity. Ingestion and possession of a controlled substance cases are the most common offenses, but we frequently handle cases dealing with more serious charges such as: drug distribution, possession of a drug with the intent to distribute, drug offenses in school zone, and drug manufacturing offenses. There are a large number of drugs that can be the basis of these offenses including: marijuana, meth (methamphetamine), cocaine, crack, heroin, LSD, ecstasy, K2 or synthetic marijuana, and a significant number of prescription drugs.
Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
Some drug related charges also include mandatory minimum penitentiary or jail sentences. At Ryan Duffy Law, we can help you determine if any of the mandatory minimum sentence requirements apply to your case. We will assist you in effectively managing and possibly avoiding those mandatory minimum sentences. We can help with a case whether the case involves a large quantity of seized drugs, charges that are based on very small or residue amount of an illegal substance, or even if the charge is based solely on an allegation that an illegal drug or substance was ingested.
Defending Drug DWI/DUI Cases
We also have great deal of experience handling and defending DWI/DUI cases where our clients have been accused by prosecutors of being under the influence of a drug or a combination of drugs and alcohol while driving. Contact us for a free case review today!
South Dakota Drug Court
Drug court focuses on treatment and supervision of repeat DUI offenders rather than a penitentiary sentence. Although not everyone is eligible, consent from the State's Attorney's Office is a necessary step in the Drug Court process in South Dakota.
Sentence Alternative For Methamphetamines
First time felony drug offenders may be able to receive supervision and treatment that can provide a chance to have the felony conviction removed from their record. Although not all people can participate, and the State's Attorney's Office needs to consent to inclusion in the Methamphetamine Sentencing Alternative program.
South Dakota Drug Law Information
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