Marijuana Possession Charges in Jennings, MO - for as little as $450
Were you recently cited for possession of marijuana in Jennings, MO (or somewhere near the St. Louis area)? If so, do you know if the amount found on you was more or less than 35 grams? Do you understand why this makes a difference? When the police officer found the marijuana, did he or she perform a legal search (or at least one that did not violate your Constitutional rights)? Are you aware of how important it is to hire competent legal counsel to help guide you through the process?
WE WANT TO GET THE MARIJUANA CHARGE REDUCED SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHOW UP ON YOUR RECORD
If you are unsure about the answers to these questions, then you would be best served by speaking with a Jennings MO marijuana attorney. This is because most people do nothing more than plead guilty to the charge. They do this because they honestly believe there is no other viable option. But the exact opposite is true.
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
PLEADING GUILTY COULD MEAN SIGNIFICANT JAIL TIME!!
For instance, if this is your first offense with marijuana, then there is a very good likelihood that a good lawyer can get the charges reduced to something small (like say “littering”). A lesser charge like this will not even show up on your permanent record. Or even if this is your second or third charge, pleading guilty is still not your best option. And the reason for this is simple: if you plead guilty, you are giving the state a chance to dictate certain things about your future. A Jennings MO marijuana charge can have a substantial impact on whether or not you get a decent job, if you get a student loan, or if you can get into a good apartment.
$450 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST MISDEMEANOR MARIJUANA CHARGES
The better route to take would be hiring an attorney. If not, you are looking at a substantial fine, and up to seven (7) years of jail time. Instead, you could give us a call (the consultation is free of charge) and see if we can do anything for you.
Jennings, MO is a city in St. Louis County.
The affordable Jennings, 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!!