Marijuana Possession Charges in Crestwood, MO - for as little as $450
Did you recently receive a citation for possession of marijuana in Crestwood, MO (or near the St. Louis area)? Was the amount of the drug found on you more or less 35 grams? When the police officer found the marijuana, did he or she conduct the search of your body or car properly (or was the search performed illegally)? If you do not know the answer to that question, are you aware that obtaining legal counsel will help you understand what your options are?We Want to Get the Marijuana Charge Reduced So That It Does Not Show Up on Your Record
It is an unfortunate fact that most people in Crestwood MO plead guilty when charged with marijuana possession. They usually make this type of plea because they believe it is the only thing they can do. They are under the impression that pleading guilty is the easiest and cleanest way to deal with the situation. But they are wrong.Pleading Guilty Is Not Your Best Option!!
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.
And of course there are all the negative impacts that can come in the future if you plead guilty. You could miss out on a great job. You could be denied a chance to get a commercial driver’s license. Or you could even have your application on a rental apartment rejected.
But there is a far better option available to you. Hiring an experienced attorney to handle the case for you makes much more sense. A good attorney can either get the charges dropped (especially if the search conducted by the police was illegal), or get the charges reduced to something minor (like “littering,” an infraction that does not even show up on your record).
Crestwood, MO is a city in western St. Louis County.
The affordable Crestwood, 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!!