Heroin Possession Charges in St Louis
There has been a recent uptick in heroin usage in the last several years in the St Louis area. This uptick has resulted in a large number of unfortunate overdoses (and other negative outcomes). As a result, the state of Missouri is starting to crack down in regards to the usage, transportation, sale, and manufacture of the illegal substance.
But just because you have been charged with possession of heroin in St Louis does not mean that you lose your rights. Just because you were caught with the substance in your possession does not mean that nothing can be done. And to be sure, doing nothing more than pleading guilty to the charge is not your best option!!
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
The state of Missouri treats the possession of heroin as a Class C Felony. Such a charge can come with up to seven (7) years of jail time and a $5,000 fine. And of course, if you were to plead guilty, this charge would become a part of your permanent record. This would allow anyone running a criminal background check to see the drug conviction (which in turn could easily result in your losing out on a job opportunity, or from renting a great apartment, or from taking out a student loan).
But again, it does not have to play out this way!! You do have options! Our goal is to look at all the pertinent facts of your case, thoroughly explain your full range of options, answer all of your questions, and help guide you through the process from start to finish. And that is far better than doing nothing more than pleading guilty!
The affordable St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been taking care of criminal charges in Missouri for over ten (10) years. We specialize in making sure that your record stays clean, and so that you can move forward with life. And we want to do it all at an affordable price. The upfront fees for a misdemeanor charge start at $375. For certain felony cases, the fees are as low as $750. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!
We have two main 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.