Drug Crimes

Experienced, Dedicated Defense Attorneys

Springfield Drug Crimes Lawyer

Experienced Defense Against Drug Crime Charges in Greene County 

Have you been arrested, or are you under investigation for a drug-related offense? Drug crimes in Missouri are investigated heavily and prosecuted severely under federal and state laws.

Being convicted of even a seemingly minor drug crime could lead to severe, life-altering penalties. You must consult with a Springfield criminal defense attorney at Cole & Martin Attorneys at Law, LLC, as soon as you have found yourself in legal trouble.

Our drug crime attorneys are former prosecutors, meaning they understand how the other side approaches cases and can anticipate how to defend you against them. Our team includes a former Head of Major Crimes! This insight is invaluable regarding anticipating how the prosecution will approach your case and crafting a solid and effective defense against the opposition.

Have you been arrested on drug charges in Missouri? Call Cole & Martin Attorneys at Law, LLC today at (417) 213-5441 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our drug crimes attorney in Springfield!

Types of Drug Crimes

There is a wide range of different drug crimes for which you could be arrested. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Possession
    • Can be when you have drugs in your possession or when you have the ability to control them, like in your car. This also implies that you do not have enough of the drug to be considered "intent to sell."
  • Possession with intent to sell
    • This is similar to possession, but it means that you either have over a certain amount or you had other items (like a scale or bags), which would dictate that the drugs are not only intended for yourself. Instead, it is believed that you intend to sell them to other people.
  • Sale and distribution
    • This means that you were caught in the act of selling a controlled substance.
  • Trafficking
    • Trafficking is similar to sales and distribution, but it means that it involves a larger amount and comes with harsher penalties.
  • Manufacturing
    • Producing or growing a controlled substance in any amount.

At our firm, we know how scary and overwhelming a drug crime charge or arrest can be. Our drug crimes lawyer in Springfield can help you understand the legal process and help you navigate your case.

We offer representation for a wide range of drug cases, including violations involving the following substances:

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Meth
  • PCP
  • Crack

What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Missouri?

In Missouri, drug possession is charged according to the type and amount of illegal substances possessed. For most controlled substances, possession can result in a class C felony charge, which carries a possible sentence of up to 7 years in prison and fines of up to $5,000. Possession with intent to sell is usually considered a more serious crime and can carry a sentence of up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000.

The sale or distribution of drugs also carries stiffer penalties than possession alone. It is charged as a class B felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000. Trafficking or manufacturing illegal drugs can result in sentences from 5-30 years of imprisonment and fines of up to $50,000 for a separate offense.

The exact consequences involved in a drug offense conviction depends on the amount of drug in question, as well as the exact alleged crime. 

Contact Our Drug Crimes Attorney in Springfield Today

If you or someone you love has been charged with a drug crime and are looking for legal defense, our firm is prepared to help with the job. Our Springfield drug crimes lawyers have the level of legal counsel you need on your side, with more than 90 years of combined experience. If you are interested in a free case consultation, we would like to meet with you to discuss your options.

Contact Cole & Martin Attorneys at Law, LLCtoday to schedule a FREE consultation with our drug crimes lawyer in Springfield!

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