Marijuana Possession Charges in Spanish Lake, MO - for as little as $450
Have you recently been charged in or near Spanish Lake, MO with possession of marijuana? Was the amount of the drug found more or less than 35 grams? When the police officer found the substance, did he or she conduct the search in a Constitutionally permissible manner? In other words, did the officer violate your rights when he/she found the marijuana? Are you now trying to figure out your options under the law? Do you know what the negative consequences are if you decide to plead guilty? Are you aware of the benefits you may receive when you retain an attorney to help you out?
WE WANT TO GET THE MARIJUANA CHARGE REDUCED SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHOW UP ON YOUR RECORD
Most people mistakenly believe that their only option is to plead guilty. They do not realize that an experienced attorney can usually get a far better deal for them. For instance, if you are charged with possession of marijuana in Spanish Lake MO, a good lawyer can very frequently get the charge reduced to a lesser offense that will not even show up on your permanent record (like “littering”). Or in some cases, the attorney can get the charges dropped (this can happen if the officer conducted an impermissible search and seizure when he or she found the drugs). Either way, this is a far better outcome than the alternative. What is the alternative? Let’s discuss that next.
$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 TO THE CHARGE IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
In addition, there are also some long term effects that you would have to deal with as a result of pleading guilty. For example, if you are looking for a job with a drug conviction on your record, then you are going to have a very difficult time finding a place that will actually hire you. Or if you are currently receiving governmental benefits, a marijuana conviction will cause those benefits to dry up. Or if you are living in public housing, then a drug conviction for marijuana possession in Spanish Lake MO will likely result in an eviction.
Spanish Lake, MO is a city in north St. Louis County.
The affordable Spanish Lake, 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!!