Marijuana Possession Charges in Pasadena Hills, MO - for as little as $450
If you have been charged recently in Pasadena Hills, MO, with possession of marijuana, what is your best course of action? What are your legal rights? What is your full range of options? What is the difference if you are caught with more or less than 35 grams of marijuana? What are the potential consequences if you simply plead guilty? What are the benefits of hiring an experienced attorney to handle the case for you?
WE WANT TO GET THE MARIJUANA CHARGE REDUCED SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHOW UP ON YOUR RECORD
If this series of questions seems like a good list of things you should probably know, then the best thing you can do for yourself is to talk with an experienced lawyer. An experienced lawyer can explain what happens when you are charged with possession of marijuana in Pasadena Hills, MO. A lawyer can describe your options, and help you through the process. In fact, a good attorney can even get the charges reduced to something small (like “littering”), or possibly even get the charges dropped altogether (especially if the police officer performed an illegal search).
$450 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST MISDEMEANOR MARIJUANA CHARGES
But the last thing you want to do is simply plead guilty to the charges as is. It may seem like the easier route to take; it may seem like the least painful; and if may appear to be the most cost effective manner in which to handle it. But when you plead guilty, you are allowing the state to put on your permanent record a drug conviction. Why is that bad? Ask someone with a drug conviction how easy it is to get a good job; ask someone who made the mistake of pleading guilty when they were younger how much it has been trying to secure a decent apartment; the next time you are around someone with a Pasadena Hills MO marijuana possession that shows up on their background check how hard it is to get even the smallest of government benefits.
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
Pasadena Hills, MO is a city in north St. Louis County.
The affordable Pasadena Hills, 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!!