Drug Distribution Charges
St. Louis, Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyers – (314) 334-3807
Have you been charged with drug distribution in Missouri? You need to start
thinking about how you can shield yourself from the accusations. The prosecution
has certainly already begun compiling its evidence and building a case
to put you behind bars. With The Hammer Law Firm, LLC and our drug crimes
attorneys in St. Louis, you can construct a defensive case capable of
outmatching whatever the opposition brings against you.
Reasons you can trust in our legal team:
- We have 30+ years of total criminal law experience.
- We are led by former prosecutors with unmatched insight.
- We have proven ourselves again and again in cases that go to trial.
- We are recognized leaders in the industry.
Our past clients have shared
Our record of
case results shows impressive victories.
Challenge your drug distribution charges with our counsel.
Contact us for a free consultation.
How Missouri Penalizes Drug Distribution Crimes
The penalties upon conviction for
simple drug possession in Missouri are steep. The punishments that can be brought against someone
for distributing drugs illegally are even harsher. Unless your criminal
defense attorney can negotiate with the prosecutor who is assigned your
case, any drug distribution charge is likely to be categorized as a felony.
The penalties for felony drug distribution in Missouri vary but will likely include:
- At least one year in prison
- Several thousand dollars in fines, or twice whatever profit was gained
- Extensive probation upon release from prison
- Probable revocation of gun rights for felony conviction
Penalties for a drug distribution charge will escalate depending on a number
of factors. The drug in question can worsen the felony charge; for example,
cocaine is generally penalized worse than distributing
pseudoephedrine. The amount of narcotics or illegal substances distributing will also
be a major factor in how much the felony charge escalates. There are also
a number of other miscellaneous considerations when the severity of charges
are decided, such as your own criminal record, where you were arrested,
and who received the illegal substances.
What Constitutes Drug Distribution?
The Missouri criminal justice system often bundles distribution, sale,
and trafficking into one criminal category. With this broadened definition,
a person can be charged with distributing drugs for a variety of reasons.
While most charges are concerned with large scale drug trafficking, just
the act of handing an illegal substance to another person for use or safekeeping
can even be misconstrued into distribution. For this reason and more,
you need to be fully aware of what the prosecution will likely claim you
did so you can react accordingly and swiftly.
Defend Your Rights with Former Prosecutors – (314) 334-3807
The Hammer Law Firm, LLC has built a reputation for never backing down
when the livelihoods of our clients are on the line. We take every case
that comes to our desks seriously and provide personalized one-on-one
attention for every client. Your comfort and confidence as your drug distribution
defense case progresses are prioritized, as is securing a positive case
result. To learn more about what you should do to defend yourself from
the charges filed against you,
contact our St. Louis drug crimes lawyers right away!