What trends have you observed as a lawyer in the types of drug cases that you’re handling these days?

St. Paul, MN criminal defense attorney Robert Ambrose talks about certain trends he sees in drug crime cases.

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Transcript:

So the opioid epidemic extends beyond just drug possession cases. People are often stealing to support their addiction. People are getting in fights because they’re under the influence of an opioid. Fentanyl has become an increasingly popular drug of choice and incredibly dangerous in how are they obtaining that and are people dying from it.

And you can be charged with third-degree murder if you supply a drug to somebody and they overdose because of it. And you don’t have the intent to kill somebody. You don’t think you should be considered a murderer, but that’s the way third-degree murder is being applied right now.