Marijuana Possession in Creve Coeur Park, MO - for as little as $450
Here are some consequences of getting caught with marijuana in Creve Coeur Park, MO:
1. If it was less than 35 grams of the substance, then the state can charge you with a Class A Misdemeanor (this can come with a potential sentence of up to one (1) year of jail and a $1,000 fine; if was less than 10 grams, then it would be a Class D Misdemeanor
2. If the amount found was more than 35 grams, then it is considered to a Class C Felony (which can come with a potential sentence of up to seven (7) years of jail and a $5,000 fine)
3. A plea of guilty on this kind of charge will result in the conviction becoming a part of your permanent record
4. If you have a drug conviction on your record, it will show up if someone does a criminal background check (and that can cause serious problems for someone who is applying for a job, trying to get an apartment, or even securing a student loan)
But it does not have to play out this way!! There is a much better alternative! If you hire an experienced St Louis marijuana defense lawyer, he or she can try and get the charges reduced to something minor (like “littering,” which does not even show up on your record). Or in the alternative, there are sometimes opportunities to get the charges thrown out altogether (especially if the police officer found the illegal substance by way of an unlawful search).
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
And this is why it is so terribly important to speak with a good criminal defense lawyer in St Louis!! We want to closely review all of the facts of your case, answer all of your questions, describe your range of options and rights, and help guide you through the process from start to finish.
The affordable St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been taking care of criminal charges in Missouri for over ten (10) years. We specialize in making sure that your record stays clean, and so that you can move forward with life. And we want to do it all at an affordable price. The upfront fees for a misdemeanor charge start at $450. For certain felony cases, the fees are as low as $750. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!
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.