Criminal Defense Attorneys | Drug Possession

Many people know someone who has been arrested for a drug offense. In Missouri, drug charges can range from a misdemeanor to a Class A felony, which carries no probation or parole. Some drug charges in Missouri have a stiffer prison sentence than Second Degree Murder or Forcible Rape.

Often, people do not realize how serious their drug charge is when they are initially arrested. Being convicted of even a misdemeanor drug charge can have serious consequences including job loss and jail time. In some instances, just being present in a place where drugs are found by the police (house or car) can lead to your arrest and prosecution.

DRUG DEFENSE STRATEGY
An experienced criminal defense lawyer will be able to advise you of all defense strategies that are available to you when facing drug related criminal charges. Your attorney should have experience filing motions to suppress evidence and statements that you may have given to the police.

One option that may be available to you is "Drug Court" or other diversionary program geared toward helping a person get clean and become a "productive citizen". Many counties in Missouri now provide for these programs. In many cases, a first time offender can avoid prison and a conviction on their criminal record by completing a drug court program.

There are often specific requirements and criteria that must be met to qualify. Even if the seriousness of your initial charges prevent you from qualifying for such a program, your attorney may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor and obtain a reduction in charges so that you will qualify.

Contact our law firm online for a FREE CONSULTATION and learn how the law applies to your specific situation or call us directly at 314-736-5879.

Our law firm is easily accessed from either Interstate 70 or Interstate 270 on St. Charles Rock Road in the St. Johns Bank Building near DePaul Hospital. We have free and convenient parking. Our experienced attorneys represent clients throughout the greater St. Louis area, inlcuding: Bridgeton, Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, Overland, Florissant, Creve Coeur, St. Ann and North St. Louis County.

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(Near DePaul Hospital)

St. Johns Bank Building

11965 St. Charles Rock Road

Suite 202

Bridgeton, MO 63044

PHONE: 314-736-5879

FAX:      314-739-1355

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