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Drug Crimes

Drug charges are very serious matters that demand the immediate help of a knowledgeable and skilled drug crime defense attorney. A drug conviction can carry significant penalties, including a lengthy prison sentence, large fines, and a permanent criminal record. You do, however, have rights. At Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys will protect your rights and your reputation.

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    Drug Crimes Overview

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    Marijuana Possession

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    Meth Crimes

At Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C., we represent individuals throughout Missouri and Illinois facing drug charges in municipal, state, and federal court. Whether you have been charged with marijuana possession or a much more serious charge involving trafficking, manufacturing, or conspiracy, you undoubtedly need a strong advocate on your side.

Charges Surrounding Drug Crimes Our Firm Handles

Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C. handles a wide variety of cases involving drug crimes, including:

  • Possession of a controlled substance charges
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia charges
  • Drug possession with intent to distribute charges
  • Drug possession with intent to deliver charges
  • Drug sales charges
  • Drug trafficking charges
  • Cultivation of marijuana charges
  • Prescription drug fraud charges
  • Drug conspiracy charges
  • Maintaining a house where drugs are sold or kept charges

Cases Involving Drug Crimes Our Firm Handles

Our St. Louis drug crime lawyers handle criminal cases involving illegal drugs and narcotics including the following drugs:

  • Marijuana
  • GHB
  • Ephedrine
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Methamphetamine
  • Heroin
  • LSD
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • PCP
  • HGH
  • Crack
  • Steroids

A Strong Defense Starts With An Aggressive Investigation

Whether you were falsely accused or just made a bad decision, Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C. will vigorously defend you and prepare a strong defense to secure the best possible outcome for you. Our criminal defense lawyers start by aggressively and thoroughly examining all the facts and circumstances of your case. Many arrests surrounding drug crimes are the result of illegal arrests, searches, and seizures. At Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C., we will determine whether your constitutional rights were violated. If we find that constitutional violations occurred, it could lead to the dismissal of charges against you or the reduction of the charge. Our criminal defense attorneys will work tirelessly to find problems with the prosecution’s case against you.

Contact the St. Louis Drug Crime Defense Lawyers of Henderson & Waterkotte

If you are facing a drug charge, you need a skilled and aggressive criminal defense lawyer in your corner. At Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C., we will work hard to obtain the best result for you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer free consultations.

St. Louis, MO Possession of Marijuana Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been charged with possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia, the St. Louis criminal defense attorneys of Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C. can help you understand the charges and potential consequences you face. We understand that you may be scared and uncertain about your future. You do not have to face these difficult times alone. Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C. can fight charges of marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia and protect you from the serious consequences you could face.

Our Defense Begins With Investigation

At Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys begin each marijuana possession case by thoroughly and carefully examining all the facts and circumstances surrounding the arrest. Many arrests for drug possession occur as a result of a traffic stop. We will investigate the stop itself to determine if it was legal. We will also determine whether the police had probable cause to search you or the vehicle you were in. If we find constitutional search and seizure violations, it could lead to a dismissal of the charges against you. At Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys work tirelessly to find problems with the prosecution’s drug possession case and will aggressively fight to get the charges against you dismissed.

Penalties for Possession of Marijuana

In Missouri, if you are convicted of marijuana possession, it is considered a Class A misdemeanor if it is less than 35 grams but more than 10 grams. This carries a penalty of up to 1 year in jail and a $2,000.00 fine. Having 10 grams or less of marijuana is considered a class D misdemeanor. The possible penalty for a class D misdemeanor is up to a $500 fine.

Having  more than 35 grams of marijuana is considered a class D felony. A class D felony has a maximum of 7 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

In addition to the permanent damage a criminal conviction can have on you, there are other serious repercussions that you may face as a result of your marijuana possession charge. Career opportunities could be lost because of a conviction. A conviction could make a juvenile ineligible to receive federal student loans. Also, you could lose your driving privileges if your marijuana possession charge was associated with driving under the influence.

Contact the St. Louis Drug Crime Defense Lawyers of Henderson & Waterkotte

If you are facing a drug charge, you need a skilled and aggressive criminal defense lawyer in your corner. At Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C., we will work hard to obtain the best result for you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer free consultations.

Missouri Meth Lab Charges

It is commonly known that Missouri is home to more meth labs than any other state in the country. As a result, legislators continue to push for tougher laws for possessing, selling, and manufacturing methamphetamine while prosecutors vigorously work towards securing a conviction.

Meth charges in Missouri can have devastating impact on your future and your freedom. Whether you were charged with simple possession, manufacturing, or possession with the intent to distribute, prison time is very real possibility. Often, investigators in Missouri will work toward bringing down an entire meth lab and all those individuals connected to that lab. Accordingly, it is possible that a person with a relatively minor role in a meth lab will be charged with the same crime as the ringleader of the meth lab. This is commonly known as a conspiracy. A conspiracy is where a group of individuals all work together towards a goal that is deemed to be a crime.

Aggressive Defense from the Outset

Whether you were running a meth lab, a cook, a lookout, or someone who purchased materials for others, it is vital that you have an experienced and aggressive Missouri methamphetamine lawyer in your corner from the start of your case. Our lawyers can determine what the best course of action to take in your particular case and help mitigate or defeat the charges pending against you.

Contact the St. Louis Drug Crime Defense Lawyers of Henderson & Waterkotte

If you are facing a drug charge, you need a skilled and aggressive criminal defense lawyer in your corner. At Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C., we will work hard to obtain the best result for you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer free consultations.

If you are being investigated or have been charged with any drug-related offense, it is vital that you seek aggressive and skilled representation from the outset. The attorneys at Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C. stand ready to defend your freedom. Call 314.645.4400 today to schedule a free consultation.

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