If you or a loved one have been charged with possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia, the St. Louis criminal defense attorneys of Henderson Law Group 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 Law Group can fight charges of marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia and protect you from the serious consequences you could face.
At Henderson Law Group, 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 Law Group, 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.
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.
If you are facing a drug charge, you need a skilled and aggressive criminal defense lawyer in your corner. At Henderson Law Group, 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.