Angela Brown was charged with child endangerment for giving marijuana to her injured 15 year old son. The charges are gross misdemeanors in Minnesota. The Lac Qui Parle County Attorney charged her in June 2014. Her son has a traumatic brain injury and has severe muscle spasms. Her son was hit with a baseball and is constantly in pain because of it. Nothing else helped her son besides marijuana. The marijuana was bought legally in Colorado and helped her son’s symptoms. Marijuana helped reduce the pressure in his head and made him feel better. Her son also threatened to harm himself in the past and contemplated suicide. Currently, Marijuana is still an illegal controlled substance in Minnesota.
This case has reached headlines across the country as marijuana will soon be legalized for certain medical uses in Minnesota. This includes children with seizure disorders. A petition on it which requests that the charges be dismissed now has 9,000 signatures. Brown’s criminal defense lawyer is trying to get the charges dismissed. The Browns are now looking to move to Colorado where marijuana will no longer be an issue because it is legal in Colorado. Brown is now facing up to two years in jail and/or $6,000 for the child endangerment charges.
Child Endangerment is a serious offense in Minnesota and can lead to serious jail time. You will need a criminal defense lawyer if you have been charged with child endangerment. Keller Law Offices offers free consultations and has handled cases similar to Brown’s case in the past. Call 952-913-1421 if you have been charged with child endangerment. The lawyers at Keller Law Offices will fight for you and ensure that every possible argument is made on your behalf. The criminal defense lawyers at Keller Law Offices have been successful in getting charges dismissed before trial and have also been successful in getting acquittals in jury trials.