Drug Paraphernalia Charges in University City, MO - for as little as $450
If you are facing a ticket for possession of drug paraphernalia in University City, MO, do you know the best way to handle it? Are you thinking about just simply pleading guilty to the charge? If so, do you have a full understanding of the consequences of such a decision? For instance, do you know why such a charge will go on your permanent record? Was the type of paraphernalia that was found in the form of a bong, or a chillum, or rolling papers, or a dug-out (or some other instrument that can be commonly used in drug activity)? Are you familiar with the benefits of what an experienced attorney can do for you in this kind of situation?We Want to Get the Paraphernalia Charge Reduced So That It Does Not Show Up on Your Record
The best thing you can do when facing a University City MO charge of possession of drug paraphernalia is to retain the services of a good criminal defense attorney. Such a person can usually get the charge reduced to some lesser infraction (like “littering,” which does not even show up on your record). This will in turn ensure that nothing harmful will come as a result of the charge.
As of January 1, 2017, the following laws regarding drug paraphernalia possession went into effect:
- If you are caught with paraphernalia, and it is your first offense, then it is a Class D Misdemeanor
- If you have plead guilty to any prior drug-related crimes, then it is a Class A Misdemeanor
But if you were to plead guilty to the charge, then this would result in a permanent conviction on your record (forever). This in turn will have a disastrous effect on your ability to find a decent job (because employers screen out applicants who have such charges on their background checks); you will have a difficult time getting a good apartment; and you will likely lose any governmental benefits you might be currently enjoying.
University City, MO is a city in central St. Louis County.
The affordable St. Louis drug paraphernalia possession attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been helping people get out of their drug-related charges for over ten (10) years. Our goal is to make sure that you can move forward with life without a major hit to your record. And we want to do it an affordable price. The fees for a typical University City drug paraphernalia charge start at $450.
We have two main locations: in the Central West End, 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. So contact us today to learn more!!