Marijuana Possession Charges in Kirkwood, MO - for as little as $450
Do you have a good understanding of what happens when you are charged with marijuana possession in Kirkwood, MO? Do you know what the difference between more than 35 grams of possession, and less than 35 grams? Do you know why that question is important? Do you recognize the consequences of pleading guilty to the charge? Are you aware of the benefits of hiring an experienced attorney to help you make sense of things?
WE WANT TO GET THE MARIJUANA CHARGE REDUCED SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHOW UP ON YOUR RECORD
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 CAN HURT YOUR LONG TERM JOB PROSPECTS!!
Here is some more bad information about pleading guilty: if you plead guilty, then the charges become a part of your permanent record. This in turn means your job prospects will dim considerably (this is because so many potential employers nowadays run criminal background checks; and if they see a Kirkwood MO marijuana charge on your record, they will be very much less likely to hire you). Or if your plan is to get a commercial driver’s license (CDL), this goal will be hampered quite a bit (because the state has fairly rigorous standards for people who operate these types of vehicles). And if you try to get into a decent apartment, chances are your application will be denied (because the landlord will also run a background check, and use this blemish on your record to remove you as a candidate).
$450 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST MISDEMEANOR MARIJUANA CHARGES
So what would be a better alternative to this scenario? Simple. Contact us for a free consultation so that we can give you your full range of options. For instance, if this is your first charge of possession, then there is a very good chance that we can work out a deal with the prosecutor in which the charge is lowered to some lesser infraction (like say “littering”). This amended charge would not even show up on your record. Or in some circumstances, we can get the charges dropped entirely (this usually happens when the police performed an illegal search when they found the drugs in the first place).
Kirkwood, MO is a city in St. Louis County.
The affordable Kirkwood, 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!!