St. Louis Marijuana Defense Lawyer
Call us if you are facing marijuana-related charges!
While states across the country are reconsidering their marijuana laws,
legalizing this substance for legal and even recreational usage, Missouri
still has strict rules regarding the sale, possession, use, distribution,
and trafficking of marijuana in the state. Even the possession of marijuana
paraphernalia can find you facing criminal charges. Regardless of the
charges you may be facing, you need to act quickly to prevent these charges
from leaving a permanent mark on your permanent record.
Millikan Wright, LLC, we do not want you to face any of the charges you may be accused of.
Our experienced team of
criminal defense attorneys have over 50 years of combined legal experience and are here
to fight for you when you need it most.
What are the penalties associated with marijuana?
Being charged with a marijuana crime in Missouri carries serious consequences
and can differ depending on the amount of marijuana, your previous criminal
record, and other factors in the case. In many instances, a first-time
offense with a small amount of marijuana can carry probation, drug education
classes, and other penalties imposed by the court.
Under Missouri law:
- Less than 35 grams of marijuana can find you facing 1 year in jail and
a $1,000 fine, or
- Over 35 grams can leave you looking at 7 years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
In addition to criminal charges you may be facing, you may also find yourself
losing career opportunities, driving privileges, or the opportunity to
attend college due to ineligibility for student loans.
Don’t Hesitate- Let Us Begin Your Criminal Defense Today!
In 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed allowed State Bill 491 to become
law, allowing Missouri to join 18 other states that have eliminated automatic
jail time for the possession of marijuana. This prevents people caught
with less than 10 grams from facing jail time, reduces overall sentences
related to the sale and cultivation of marijuana, and allows the possibility
for probation or parole for those with third felony marijuana offenses.
This law is set to take place in January 2017, leaving the possibility
for anyone arrested for marijuana until that time open to legal penalties.
Our St. Louis criminal defense attorneys know that there is too much riding
on an accusation of marijuana possession, use, trafficking, distribution,
or sale to take lightly. Using innovative and reliable methods for your
defense, our firm can examine multiple sides to your case, showing that
the officers involved in your arrest used illegal or improper methods
or even reducing your charges to an offense that will not permanently
affect your record.
Interested in working with the St. Louis criminal attorneys at Millikan
Contact our firm to start.