Marijuana Possession Charges in St. John, MO - for as little as $450
Have you been charged recently with possession of marijuana in or near St. John, MO? If so, was the amount found on you more or less than 35 grams? Did the police officer perform a lawful search when he or she found it? Would you know if your rights were being violated? Are you thinking about your options, or what your legal rights are? Do you know what the consequences are if you simply plead guilty? Are you aware of the benefits that come with hiring an experienced attorney?We Want to Get the Marijuana Charge Reduced So That It Does Not Show Up on Your Record
When you allow an attorney to help you get through the St. John MO marijuana charge, there are certain benefits that you may not be aware of. For instance, a good attorney can very often get the charge reduced to something minor (like “littering”) so that nothing shows up on your permanent record. This is especially true if it is your first offense (or if you do not currently have a drug conviction on your record right now).Most Misdemeanor Marijuana Cases Can Be Handled for Only $450
But if you choose to represent yourself, you will likely end up pleading guilty. If you plead guilty, then you should be aware of the negative consequences (both present and future).
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.
And of course there are all the future ill effects that you would have to deal with as well. For example, if you plead guilty, the conviction becomes a part of your permanent record. Most employers and landlords run criminal background checks on potential employees and tenants. If they see a drug conviction on your record, chances are you will screened out as a candidate (and you miss out on the job and/or rental property). So clearly, the better option is to speak with an attorney who can at least describe your rights so that you have a clearer understanding of the law.
St. John, MO is a city in St. Louis County.
The affordable St. John, 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!!