Marijuana Possession Charges in Sappington, MO - for as little as $450
Did you recently get charged with possession of marijuana in Sappington, MO? Was the amount that the police officer found more or less than 35 grams of the substance. Was the methods used by the officer to find the drugs a legal search according to the Constitution? Do you know the difference between a lawful and unlawful search? Are you now thinking about your options? Are you aware of the negative consequences involved with simply pleading guilty to the charge? Do you know about the many advantages of hiring a good attorney to help you through the process?
WE WANT TO GET THE MARIJUANA CHARGE REDUCED SO IT WILL NOT SHOW UP ON YOUR RECORD
If you hire an attorney to handle your marijuana possession charge in Sappington, MO, you will receive a far better outcome than if you plead guilty to the court. A good lawyer can try and achieve one of two possibilities: 1) get the charge reduced to a lesser offense (like “littering,” an infraction that does not even show up on your permanent record); 2) get the charge thrown out altogether (this option is sometimes available when the officer performs an illegal search when he or she found the marijuana).
$450 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST MISDEMEANOR MARIJUANA CHARGES
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 IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
And then of course there are all the future consequences that you will not realize until much later. For instance, if you apply for a job, you will find that most employers run a criminal background check on any potential employees. If you have a drug conviction on your record, then there is a very good chance you will be screened out and miss out on the opportunity. Or if you are currently receiving governmental funds of any kind (like for instance welfare payments), then a marijuana charge will put a full stop to those funds. So as you can see, it is far better to retain the services of a good lawyer!!
Sappington, MO is a city in St. Louis County.
The affordable Sappington, 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!!