Marijuana Possession Charges in Chesterfield, MO - for as little as $450
Have you recently been charged with possession of marijuana in or near Chesterfield, MO (or in the St. Louis area)? Was the amount found less or more than 35 grams? Do you know if the police officer performed a lawful search when they found the drugs? If do not know the answers to these questions, then do you realize that it would be in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney? Were you aware that an attorney can handle your case to avoid jail time?
WE WANT TO GET THE MARIJUANA CHARGE REDUCED SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHOW UP ON YOUR RECORD
Most individuals charged with marijuana possession in Chesterfield MO do nothing more than plead guilty to the charge. But there are far better options. For instance, our firm attempts to do one of two main things in this kind of situation: 1) get the charges dropped (especially if the officer performed an illegal search in the first place); 2) get the charges reduced to a lesser infraction (something like “littering,” that will not show up on your permanent record.
PLEADING GUILTY TO THE CHARGE IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
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
In addition, there are long-term consequences that you should be aware of. For instance, having a drug charge on your record can have a tremendously negative impact on your future prospects to get a decent job. Or if you are looking for a decent place to live, your rental application could easily be denied. Or if you are wanting to go to college, the chances of getting a student loan are lessened.
But if you do not want that to happen, then the best course of action would be to contact an experienced attorney. At The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, we want to make sure that you understand you rights (especially Constitutional), that you recognize what your options are, and that you make the best decision possible.
Chesterfield, MO is a city in west St. Louis County.
The affordable Chesterfield, MO 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!!