St. Louis Drug Defense Lawyers
Aggressively Fighting Drug Crime Charges in Missouri
No matter the nature of your drug crime, you should seek out the help of
our experienced attorneys in order to protect your individual rights.
Missouri does not take drug crimes lightly, and law enforcement will do
everything in their power to secure a guilty charge for you. When you are arrested, law enforcement officers must inform you of your
constitutional rights, but they do not explain them to you.
St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at Millikan Wright, LLC can explain your rights to you and how we will
dedicate our efforts to protect them. We want you to understand the circumstances
concerning your case, and we can inform you of your legal options every
step of the way.
With over 50 years of combined legal experience, you can be confident that
our drug crime defense attorneys can offer your case the care and exception
We handle all types of drug cases in St. Louis, including those that involve:
Have you or a loved one been arrested in connection with a drug crime in
St. Louis. Our criminal defense attorneys can fight for you.
Schedule a free case evaluation right away.
How the Uniform Controlled Substances Act Affects You
Regardless of the quantity of drugs you are accused of being in possession
of, drug charges can have a permanent consequence on your record. Some
drugs will carrier harsher penalties than others based upon their classification
under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.
The Uniform Controlled Substances Act sorts drugs according to their accepted
medical use and their potential for abuse. Depending on where the drug
falls in this classification, the difference in the penalties that you
may be facing:
Schedule I: High potential for abuse with no accepted medical use.
Schedule II: High potential for abuse with restricted medical use.
Schedule III: Potential for low physical and high psychological dependence with accepted
Schedule IV: Light potential for abuse with accepted medical use.
Drugs such as heroin are considered a Schedule I substance while painkillers
that are prescribed by a medical professional may be a Schedule IV substance.
Understanding Drug Distribution Charges
If enough evidence has been gathered to link you to the distribution or
selling of illegal drugs, you could be facing serious charges with big
consequences. The prosecutor of your case has the task of using the evidence
in your case to link you to such activities. If convicted, the consequences
of a distribution charge, or of any other drug crime, can have lifelong
repercussions that could prevent you from obtaining future employment,
loans or educational opportunities.
Evidence that can be used to link your drug crime charge to distribution
- Large amount of drugs and/or cash
- Evidence of scales or baggies
- Specific location of your arrest
- Testimonies of drug trade experts
Have you been charged with drug possession?
When facing drug possession charges, our experienced St. Louis criminal
defense attorneys can help you understand everything including the consequences,
your rights, and how we can fight for you. We examine each case, paying
special attention to all of the details. We also look at every angle carefully
to build you the strongest case.
In Missouri, possession is taken very seriously. A possession charge can
pertain to multiple controlled substances including marijuana, methamphetamine
and prescription drugs. In St. Louis, there may be ways to lessen the
penalties of a marijuana possession charge if it was fewer than 35 grams.