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St Louis Criminal Defense: Why Are Drugs Illegal To Use Anyway?

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Because we have determined as a society that is better to criminalize that conduct than to allow it to happen legally. However, attitudes have changed significantly over the years. Many states have not only made exceptions for medicinal usage, a lot of states are now legalizing the recreation use. But currently, most drugs are not only illegal, getting caught with them can result in significant penalties.

Many people would argue that drugs (marijuana, or whatever) should be fully legalized. Instead of wasting billions of dollars each year to try and keep people from using and selling drugs, those funds could be reallocated to something far more worthwhile. On the other hand, there are a number of folks who think that no matter what, all drugs should remain illegal (and the consequences should increase).

Regardless of where you stand on the subject, the fact of the matter is that right now, most drugs are considered to be illegal substances banned by law. For instance, if you are caught with marijuana in the St Louis area, the state can charge you with either misdemeanor (less than 35 grams) or a felony (more than 35 grams). And the jail time and fines for each many vary.

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In addition, if you were to plead guilty to this kind of charge, it would remain on your permanent record. So if you were to apply for a job in the future, the potential employer would run a criminal background check on you. This document would show that you have a drug conviction. As a result, you would very likely be screened out as a candidate for that position.

But it does not have to work out that way!! We want to examine all the facts of your case, see if there is a chance to get the charges dismissed, and help keep your record clean. Or if there isn’t a chance to get the charges dropped, we would at the very least want to see about getting the charge reduced to something minimal (like “littering,” which does not show up on your record at all). Either way, that is far better than simply pleading guilty!!

The affordable St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at Brinkman & Alter, LLC have been taking care of criminal charges in Missouri for over ten (10) years. We specialize in making sure that your record stays clean, and so that you can move forward with life. And we want to do it all at an affordable price. The upfront fees for a low level felony charge start at $750. Fees for most misdemeanors is $375. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!

We have two main locations: in the Central West End of St. Louis, at 1 North Taylor (on the corner of Taylor and Laclede), 63108; and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), 63019.