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If you have been arrested for drug possession in the state of Missouri, you need to take the matter very seriously. Even if you were not in possession of the drug at the time of your arrest, you could still be charged with a crime. Missouri has strict drug laws, and prosecutors will often try to convict you of the most serious crime possible. Because of this, you need an experienced drug possession lawyer in Springfield on your side.
At Cole & Martin Attorneys at Law, LLC, we have spent years defending individuals who have been charged with a wide range of crimes. Over the course of our careers, we have worked both as prosecutors and defense attorneys, giving us a unique perspective on both sides of the justice system. In addition, we have handled thousands of cases, giving us the experience needed to help you fight your charges.
Possession of a Controlled Substance in Missouri
In the state of Missouri, drug possession is broken down into several categories. Possessing a controlled substance with the intent to sell is considered a trafficking crime, while possession for personal use is considered a misdemeanor. In addition, the type of drug possessed, the amount possessed, and the type of container possessed will all play a role in determining the level of charge.
The following table lists the categories of drug possession and the possible penalties for each:
|Selling or trafficking||Up to life in prison|
|Marijuana possession||Class A Misdemeanor|
|Marijuana possession with the intent to sell||Class B Felony|
|Other controlled substances (Schedule I or II)||Up to seven years in prison|
As you can see, drug possession is taken very seriously by the state of Missouri and can lead to severe penalties. If you have been charged with drug possession, you need to contact our firm immediately. We will work to help you fight your charges and protect your rights.
Fighting Drug Possession Charges in Missouri
As former prosecutors, we know the strategies that prosecutors will use to try to convict you. They will try to paint you as a criminal and use their experience and resources to try to get a guilty verdict against you. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to help you fight your charges and protect your rights. We will work to help you have your charges reduced or dropped and will work to keep you out of jail and away from a criminal record.
Contact Our Drug Possession Defense Firm Today
If you have been charged with drug possession in Missouri, you need to hire an experienced Springfield drug possession attorney. At Cole & Martin Attorneys at Law, LLC, we have the experience needed to help you fight your charges. We will work to have your charges reduced or dropped and will work to keep you out of jail and away from a criminal record.
Call our Springfield drug possession attorneys at (417) 213-5441 today to schedule your consultation.
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