FAQ: Drug Crimes
Question: What are my rights if I’m arrested for a drug crime?
A: The most important right to enact if you are arrested is your right to remain silent. If law enforcement asks you questions, do not give them any statement without first consulting with a criminal defense lawyer. Even if you cooperate with police, you can end up hurting your defense. The best way to ensure your rights are protected is to remain silent until you have an attorney who can advise you during police questioning.
Question: Why do I need an attorney?
A: If you are convicted for a drug crime, it can result is a severe prison sentence and expensive fines, depending on the circumstances of your case. Because your freedom is at stake, you need an attorney who can build a defense strategy that will protect your rights and interests. Our lawyers have years of experience with drug crimes cases, and we know which legal strategies produce the best results. We can assess your case and advocate for you.
Question: What are the common types of drug crimes?
A: Common drug crimes cases that we handle include:
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to sell
- Drug diversion
- Drug distribution
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug trafficking
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
Question: What are the penalties for drug crimes?
A: A drug crime can be treated as a misdemeanor or felony. If you are charged for a felony drug crime, you will face harsher penalties than being charged for a misdemeanor drug crime. The penalties you face are also determined by the schedule your drug falls under, as well as the particular crime you have been arrested for. Drug schedules separate drugs and narcotics into five categories, that each have accompanying penalties for possessing, manufacturing, or selling the drug.
Consult with a St. Louis Drug Crimes Attorney
Are you facing criminal charges for a drug crime? If so, you should immediately speak to our lawyers to get started building your defense strategy. We are here to guide you through every step of the legal process and we will aggressively advocate for your rights. Let us get to work for you today.
Call (314) 334-3807 to request a free consultationwith our criminal defense team in St. Louis.