Marijuana Possession Charges in Pine Lawn, MO - for as little as $450
Is there currently an active charge of marijuana possession against you in or near Pine Lawn, MO? When the police officer performed the search, did he or she violate your Constitutional rights by conducting an illegal search? Was the amount of marijuana found in your possession more or less than 35 grams? Do you know why that question is important (and what kind of impact it can have on your potential sentence)? Do you have a good idea of your legal rights and options? Are you now thinking about simply pleading guilty just to get it over and done with? Are you aware of the long term consequences of such a decision?We Want to Get the Marijuana Charge Reduced So That It Does Not Show Up on Your Record
It is a sad fact, but most people in Pine Lawn, MO simply plead guilty when they are charged with marijuana possession. Why? Because they (incorrectly) believe that pleading guilty will not be that big of a deal; that if they simply plead guilty, then they can get on with their lives; that if they just get this charge behind them by pleading guilty, then they will not have to worry about it anymore. But not a single one of these assumptions is correct!!$450 To Take Care of Most Misdemeanor Marijuana Charges
When you plead guilty, you are setting yourself up for some terribly difficult consequences later on in life. Have you ever tried to get a decent job with a drug conviction on your permanent record? Have you ever had your rental application denied when trying to get an apartment because the landlord ran a background check (and saw the marijuana charge)? Or have you ever had to experience the shock of your government benefits being cut because of a drug conviction on your record? If you have not, then it is a good idea to speak with a good attorney about your full range of options!!
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.
At The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, we want to accomplish one of two things: 1) get the charges reduced to something minor (like “littering”); or 2) get the charges throw out altogether (usually because the police performed an illegal search). Long story short: an experienced attorney can help you way more than simply pleading guilty.
And then of course there is the potential sentence you would have to deal with in the short term: less than 35 grams is a Class A Misdemeanor (with up to one (1) year of jail); and more than 35 grams is a Class C Felony (with up to seven (7) years of jail).
Pine Lawn, MO is a city in north St. Louis County.
The affordable Pine Lawn, 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!!