Marijuana Possession Charges in St. Ann, MO - for as little as $450
Is there a recently filed charge against you for possession of marijuana in or near St. Ann, MO (or somewhere in the St. Louis area)? Are you now thinking about your options? Do you know or understand your legal rights? If you were caught with less than 35 grams, do you know what the consequences are? Do you have an idea what will happen if you plead guilty to the charge? Do you know what the benefits are if you seek the services of a good attorney?
WE WANT TO GET THE MARIJUANA CHARGE REDUCED SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHOW UP ON YOUR RECORD
Unfortunately, most people simply plead guilty to the charge of marijuana possession in St. Ann MO. They do so because they believe there are no other viable options. But the truth of the matter is that having an attorney help you out is a far better move. For instance, an experienced attorney can get the charge reduced to a much lesser offense. This means that instead of being nabbed with a drug conviction on your permanent record, the prosecutor will recommend (again, if you have a lawyer) that the charge be amended down to something like “littering” (which does not show up on your record at all).
$450 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST MISDEMEANOR MARIJUANA CHARGES
Of course you can plead guilty if you are so inclined. But if you do, you should what the consequences of that decision are.
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 of course, there are long term consequences of pleading guilty that most are not aware of (until they happen to you on down the road). A good example would be if you try to get a job with a drug conviction on your permanent record. Most employers run criminal background checks on potential employees as a way to screen out candidates. If the employer sees the charge, he or she will very likely pass you over (regardless of your past experience). Or if you are thinking about getting a student loan to further your education, then a marijuana charge will significantly damage that prospect. Or if you are wanting to receive future governmental benefits (like public housing), a drug conviction will all but eliminate that possibility.
St. Ann, MO is a city in St. Louis County.
The affordable St. Ann, 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!!