St. Louis Drug Crimes Attorney
Criminal Defense for St. Charles, St. Louis & Chesterfield Drug Charges
Drug offenses are serious matters that can affect your ability to obtain employment or even housing. You may also be surprised to know that prior drug convictions may increase the range of punishment you face on a current or future drug case if you qualify as a prior or persistent drug offender under Missouri law.
If you’ve been arrested or are facing allegations of a drug-related offense, you may want to know:
- How do I know if I am a prior or persistent drug offender?
- What does it mean to be a prior or persistent drug offender?
These are commonly asked questions, but the answers are specific to each individual. The potential sentence you face under Missouri statute as a prior or persistent drug offender will depend on the specifics of your current drug crimes case and also your previous convictions. St. Louis drug crime attorney Jack Cavanagh can address these and any other concerns you may have in the face of drug charges. A former prosecutor with more than 50 years of legal experience, Attorney Cavanagh is a force to reckon with both inside and outside of the criminal courtroom.
Arrange a consultation today by calling (314) 309-2799. Our Missouri lawyers serve clients facing drug charges in St. Charles, St. Louis, Chesterfield, and the surrounding areas.
What Is the Sentence for Drug Possession in Missouri?
Drug possession of a controlled substance is a Class D felony in Missouri. If found guilty, a person serves a seven-year sentence in prison and faces charges up to $10,000. It does not matter if you face charges of simply possessing controlled substances or distributing, trafficking, or manufacturing one. A drug conviction could result in less than promising outcomes in drug crime cases. Our Missouri lawyer has experience successfully defending and negotiating drug charges.
You Need a Competent Attorney on Your Side
If you have been charged with a drug offense, even an offense as seemingly insignificant as possession of marijuana, it is important for you to consult a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to thoroughly evaluate your drug crimes case and determine what course of action is best for you. The decision to take your case to trial, try to work out a plea to an amended offense with the prosecutor or attempt to gain entry into a drug court program is an important one and should be made after meaningful consultation with legal counsel.
At Cavanagh & Associates, our criminal defense lawyers are prepared to provide the level of counsel and guidance you need. St. Louis drug crimes lawyer Jack Cavanagh leads our team with his trial experience and skill, helping clients across Chesterfield, St. Louis, and St. Charles properly respond to drug charges and pursue the best possible result in their unique drug crime cases.
Contact our Missouri law firm today at (314) 309-2799 to find out how we can help you.
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