Marijuana Possession Charges in University City, MO - for as little as $450
Is there a charge for possession of marijuana against you in or near University City, MO? Does the charge have to do with more than 35 grams of the substance, or less than 35 grams? Are you aware of why that is such an important distinction? Do you know if the police officer who found the marijuana conducted a lawful search (in other words, one that did not violate your Constitutional rights)? Do you have a good understanding of your rights and options? Do you know what the negative consequences are for simply pleading guilty?We Want to Get the Marijuana Charge Reduced So That It Does Not Show Up on Your Record
Without a doubt, most people charged with possession of marijuana in University City MO do nothing more than plead guilty. Why? The most likely reason is because they do not believe there is any other option. But pleading guilty comes with some fairly serious consequences. Having a drug conviction on your permanent record can have a disastrous effect on your ability to get a decent job (or any job at all); it can drastically lessen your chances of getting a student loan; it will all but eliminate any current governmental benefits you may be receiving; and the chances of securing a good place to rent will be quite small.Most Misdemeanor Marijuana Charges Can Be Handled for Only $450
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.
But it does not have to go this way (at all)!!! At The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, we would be trying to accomplish one of two things with your case: 1) getting the charges reduced to some lesser infraction (like “littering,” which does not even show up on your record); or 2) getting the charges thrown out altogether (this is less likely, but can become an option if the police used search methods that went beyond the scope of the law).
University City, MO is a city in St. Louis County.
The affordable University City, 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!!