Marijuana Possession Charges in Ballwin, MO - for as little as $450
Did you recently receive a citation for possession of marijuana in or around Ballwin, MO (or somewhere near St. Louis)? Do you have a good idea of what the law states in regards to this kind of drug violation? Did you know that being caught with more than 35 grams of marijuana can greatly increase the penalties? Are you aware of the fact that an experienced lawyer can often get the charges reduced to almost nothing?We Want to Get the Marijuana Charge Reduced So That It Does Not Show Up on Your Record
When someone is cited with possession of marijuana in St. Louis, they are initially charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony. The distinction between the two lies in how much of the illegal substance is found on you.
As of January 1, 2017, the following laws regarding marijuana possession went into effect:
- 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).
- If you are caught with between 10 – 35 grams, it is a Class A Misdemeanor.
- If you are caught with between 35 grams – 30 kilograms, it is a Class C Felony.
But just because these penalties exist does not mean you are without options!! At The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, we are always looking for an opportunity to get the charges either dropped or reduced. If we can get them dropped, it is probably because the police officer performed an illegal search when he or she found the marijuana. If we can get the charges reduced, then it will be amended down to a lesser infraction (like “littering”). A reduced charge is most commonly referred to as a “plea bargain”. The goal would of course be to make sure that nothing shows up on your permanent record.$450 To Take Care of Most Misdemeanor Marijuana Charges
As you can see, it is far better to hire an attorney to handle the St. Louis drug charge for you. Because if you simply plead guilty, you are greatly impairing your chances to get a different job in the future, get a student loan, or even securing a piece of rental property.
Ballwin, MO is a city in the western portion of 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 St. Louis 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!!