Marijuana Possession Charges in Oakland, MO - for as little as $450
Did you recently receive a citation for possession of marijuana in or near Oakland, MO (or anywhere in the St. Louis area)? Are you now contemplating your options? Are you thinking about your legal rights, and what you might be able to do? Are you leaning towards simply pleading guilty to the charge? Do you know about the long term consequences of pleading guilty? Do you know about the benefits of hiring an experienced attorney to help you out?We Want to Get the Marijuana Charge Reduced So That It Does Not Show Up on Your Record
Pleading guilty to the charge of marijuana possession in Oakland MO is a bad idea!! Why? Because if you plead guilty, then your prospects for getting a job in the future are lessened (a lot of potential employers will not even look at a job candidate with a drug conviction); your chances of getting into a decent apartment are cut in half (most landlords run criminal background checks on applicants); and your ability to get certain governmental benefits are very low (many federal laws prohibit people with marijuana charges from taking advantage of certain programs).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.
But we have a much different idea in mind when it comes to handling such a case. We want to try and do one of two things: 1) get the charge reduced to a lesser infraction (like “littering”); or 2) try and get the charges dropped or thrown out (this can sometimes happen when the police officer who performed the search to find the drugs did so illegally). Either way, hiring an attorney is way better than jail time!!
Oakland, MO is a city in St. Louis County.
The affordable Oakland, 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!!