Marijuana Possession Charges in Northampton, MO - for as little as $450
What is your best option if you are caught with possession of marijuana in Northampton, MO (or anywhere in the St. Louis area)? What are your rights when it comes to drug possession in the state of Missouri? What is the difference between getting caught with more or less than 35 grams? What are the consequences of pleading guilty to the charge?We Want to Get the Marijuana Charge Reduced So That It Does Not Show Up on Your Record
If you are unsure as to answers to these questions, then the best thing you can do is talk to an attorney right away!! Why? Because a trained attorney in Northampton, MO can seek to get the marijuana possession charge reduced to a lesser offense (or in some cases, get the charge thrown out completely). But the last thing you want to do is simply plead guilty. It may seem like that is the easier route. But there are major consequences in making that decision.Pleading Guilty to the Charge 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 on top of all that, you would have to deal with the long term effects (which are also very negative). For instance, having a drug conviction on your permanent record is a job killer (not very many people are going to want to hire someone with a marijuana possession on their record); getting a decent apartment will be very hard (most landlords run criminal background checks to screen candidates); and certain governmental benefits and licenses will be out of your reach. So instead of dealing with all of that, why not give us a call to figure out a better solution?
Northampton, MO is a city in in St. Louis County.
The affordable Northampton, 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!!