Marijuana Possession Charges in Affton, MO - for as little as $450
Have you been charges with possession of marijuana in Affton, MO? Did the police officer or agent find the marijuana on your person (in your pants pocket, shirt pocket, or jacket)? Was the amount of marijuana above or below 35 grams (was it more than just a simple joint)? Did you know that the State of Missouri has some of the most strict marijuana laws in the nation?
WE WANT TO GET THE MARIJUANA CHARGE REDUCED SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHOW UP ON YOUR RECORD
But such a charge is not the end of the world! Many thousands of people are charged with marijuana possession in St. Louis each year. And most of those people (especially those who hire a good attorney) will likely get the marijuana possession reduced to some lesser charge (like “littering”). But you of course still need to take the issue seriously. If you simply plead guilty to the charges, then you can never get that record expunged (removed), and it could lead to more serious consequences later on (like when you try to apply for certain jobs, a commercial driver’s license, or to rent an apartment).
SIMPLY PLEADING GUILTY TO THE CHARGE IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
The most obvious distinction in the law concerning the possession of marijuana in St. Louis (or Affton) is the amount of the drug that is found in your possession.
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
$450 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST MISDEMEANOR MARIJUANA CHARGES
But our team will look into not just the amount of drugs found on you. We will look into whether or not the tactics used by the police to find the drugs in the first place were proper. We will examine whether or not the circumstances surrounding the search for the drugs (whether it was a pat down, or a search of your car or home) was illegal. And we will determine whether or not we can use these facts to get the case against you thrown out altogether.
Affton, MO is a city in in St. Louis County.
The affordable marijuana possession attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, have been helping people with their drug charges for over ten (10) years. Our goal is to make sure that the charges leveled against you do not stay on your permanent record, and do any lasting damage. And we want to do all of this at an affordable price. The fees for a typical marijuana possession case start at $450. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today!!
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. The initial consultation is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!