Marijuana Possession Charges in Hazelwood, MO - for as little as $450
Have you been recently charged with possession of marijuana in Hazelwood, MO (or in the surrounding St. Louis area)? Are you thinking very strongly about your rights and options? Do you understand what constitutes a felony level drug charge? Do you know if the police officer who found the marijuana executed a lawful search? Are you aware of your full range of defenses and options when it comes to possession cases? Or are you thinking about just pleading guilty? Do you know what the long term consequences of such a decision are? Did you know that if you hire an experienced lawyer to help you out, he or she can provide you with very valuable information?We Want to Get the Marijuana Charge Reduced So That It Does Not Show Up on Your Record
When most people are facing charges of marijuana possession in Hazelwood MO, they simply plead guilty. However, if more folks were made aware of the negative consequences such a decision can have on your life in the future, they would probably seek out other alternatives. For instance, at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, we want to do one of two things: 1) get the charges dropped (usually because of police misconduct, like an illegal search); or 2) get the charges reduced to a lesser offense (like “littering,” which does not even show up on your permanent record).Pleading Guilty Is Not Your Best Option!!
But if you do choose to plead out, then you should know the following:
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 then of course there is all the collateral damage, such as the inability to get a decent job with such a conviction on your record.$450 To Take Care of Most Misdemeanor Marijuana Charges
Hazelwood, MO is a city in St. Louis County.
The affordable Hazelwood, 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!!