St Louis Felony Marijuana Possession
A felony charge for possession of marijuana in St Louis is not something to be taken lightly. It is a very serious charge that can have tremendous long term negative effects on your life.
It you are caught with more than 35 grams of marijuana in St Louis, it is considered a Class C Felony. This type of charge can come with up to seven (7) years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
But just because the state (either the county of city) charges you with St Louis felony marijuana possession does not mean that the state can prove their case. Just because the prosecutor believes (or at least verbally states) that you should receive a hefty sentence does not mean that the prosecutor has any real proof to show the court.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
Our job is very straightforward: we want to carefully examine the facts of your case to see what sort of evidence the state has to charge you with the crime. This will of course involve a thorough consultation with you. But it could also involve an independent investigation performed by our firm to determine whether the charges can actually stick.
As you may already know, if the state of Missouri is going to charge with a crime, it carries the burden of proving all the elements (i.e. parts) of the alleged crime). In order words, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are in fact guilty. That is very often not an easy burden to meet. And sometimes when a prosecutor is given a taste of just how difficult is going to be to prove their case, the prosecutor will be more willing to cut a deal.
But the best way to determine what you rights are (and to learn your full range of options) is to meet with a good St Louis marijuana possession attorney. Our team is ready to help you in any way we can!!
The affordable St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been taking care of drug convictions 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 typical felony possession of marijuana start at $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.