Marijuana Possession Charges in St. Louis, MO - for as little as $375

MOST MISDEMEANOR MARIJUANA POSSESSION CAN BE HANDLED FOR $375

If you are charged with possession of marijuana in the state of Missouri, you should know that it is far better to enlist the services of a knowledgeable St. Louis criminal defense lawyer right away.  Simply allowing the charges to go unchallenged can lead to heavy fines, jail time, and an ugly mark on your record that could have very negative effects for your future (such as potential employment opportunities and an inability to get a student loan). 

WE WANT TO GET THE MARIJUANA CHARGE REDUCED SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHOW UP ON YOUR RECORD

Such a charge is not the end of the world, but handling the matter correctly from the very beginning is crucial.  Most St. Louis marijuana possession charges (or distribution charges) are classified according to how much of the substance was found to be in your possession.  The smaller the amount, the lesser of an infraction you will be charged with. 

As of January 1, 2017, the following laws regarding marijuana possession went into effect: 
1.    If you are caught with less 10 grams of marijuana, it is a Class D Misdemeanor (unless you’ve already been convicted on a prior possession charge, in which case it would be a Class A Misdemeanor)
2.    If you are caught with between 10 – 35 grams, it is a Class A Misdemeanor
3.    If you are caught with between 35 grams – 30 kilograms, it is a Class C Felony

$375 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST MISDEMEANOR MARIJUANA CHARGES

But again, all the negative effects of a possession charge do not have to be incurred.  So long as you handle the matter correctly from the outset, the damage can be greatly reduced.  The experienced St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at Brinkman & Alter, LLC have been helping people deal with marijuana charges for years.  Our goal is to accomplish one of two things:

1)  Get the charges dropped.  Most marijuana possession charges result from a search and seizure that a police officer performs on you (whether you were driving, or walking down the street, or at someone’s house).  But the officer may not perform a search that is unconstitutional.  If in fact the search that led to the marijuana was impermissible, then anything found on you (like illegal drugs) cannot be used against you.  In such a situation, the charges would most likely be dropped.

2)  Get the charges reduced.  If the possession charges cannot be dropped, then the next best solution to the problem is to get the charges reduced to a lesser infraction (like littering).  This may be accomplished by negotiating with the local prosecutor.  If the prosecutor agrees to what is called a “plea,” then the marijuana charges will be amended down.  This means no jail time, no ugly mark on your permanent record, and a much smaller fine.

SIMPLY PLEADING GUILTY TO THE CHARGE IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!

Of course, these primary goals are only achieved by knowledgeable attorneys who know their way around the courts.  And this is why it is so terribly important to choose the right one.  Our St. Louis marijuana possession defense lawyers will guide you through the process from start to finish, make sure that all of your questions are answered, and get you the best possible outcome available. 

We have two locations:  in the Central West End of St. Louis, at 1 North Taylor (on the corner of Taylor and Laclede), 63108;  and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), 63019.  The initial consultation is free of charge.  Call today to learn more!!

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