Marijuana Possession in The Delmar Loop St Louis - for as little as $450
Getting caught with marijuana in the Delmar Loop of St Louis can be a serious matter if you do not hire an experienced attorney to help you out. To begin with, there are three types of charges when it comes to marijuana possession in St Louis: getting caught with less than 10 grams is a Class D Misdemeanor; getting caught with less than 35 grams is a Class A Misdemeanor; getting caught with more than 35 grams is a Class C Felony. All of these charges come with steep consequences: a Class A Misdemeanor can include up to one (1) year of jail and a $1000 fine; a Class C Felony comes with up to seven (7) years of jail and a fine of $5,000.
But that is just the immediate potential sentence. There are long term consequences that many people are not aware of. For instance, a drug conviction on your permanent record will show up any time someone runs a criminal background check. So if you apply for a job, try to rent an apartment, or even take out a student loan, you will likely be screened out as a candidate for the position.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
However, there is a much better alternative!! If you hire an experienced marijuana defense lawyer in St Louis, then the attorney will try and do one of the following three things: 1) get the charges reduced to something minor (like “littering,” which will not even show up on your record); 2) get the charges dropped altogether (especially if the police officer used an unlawful tactic to find the marijuana); or 3) secure an SIS from the court (“SIS” stands for Suspended Imposition of Sentence, which involves a period of probation, after which the charges drop off).
As you can see, this is far better than the alternative!! We want to examine all of the facts of your case, answer all of your questions, and thoroughly describe your rights and options!! All you have to do is give us a call!
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.