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Methamphetamines Protecting Your Rights & Defending Your Future

Methamphetamine Defense Lawyers in St. Louis

Arrested for a Meth Crime in Missouri? Call (314) 334-3807!

Law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and court systems throughout the United States have worked zealously to stamp out methamphetamines. A highly addictive and extremely destructive controlled substance, methamphetamine (meth) poses one of the most concerning threats to public safety and communities throughout Missouri. Naturally, the St. Louis and Missouri criminal justice system offer little leeway when it comes to aggressively prosecuting and harshly punishing those accused of a methamphetamine drug charge.

Understanding the types of meth charges that can arise and their penalties should motivate anyone facing these allegations to seek skilled legal representation as soon as possible. Although charges and penalties always vary based on the unique circumstances involved, including the amount involved, the specific offense, and your prior criminal record, you can generally expect the following sentencing guidelines:

Possession of Meth & Paraphernalia

A standard possession charge involving meth is a Class C felony punishable by fines of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for up to 7 years. Possession of meth paraphernalia, including syringes or pipes, is a misdemeanor offense. Although the penalties may appear stiff, Missouri does offer defendants the opportunity to pursue alternative options, including drug court. Drug courts, which are available to residents of certain counties, permit defendants to obtain treatment in lieu of jail time. It can be an excellent way to avoid strict consequences while also gaining the help and rehabilitation needed to change one's life.

Other Methamphetamine Charges

As one would expect, there is little tolerance for the distribution, delivery, or manufacturing of methamphetamine. Treated as serious felony offenses, these crimes pose a number of penalties, including harsh mandatory prison sentences. Additionally, Missouri has increased its efforts to reduce the manufacturing of meth throughout the state by prosecuting anyone who possesses more than the legal amount of pseudoephedrine, a chemical precursor used to make meth.

What Are Your Options?

When it comes to handling a drug crime involving methamphetamine, the unique factors involved must be meticulously reviewed. 

Your defense options will largely depend on the following:

  • The specific charge
  • The amount of methamphetamine or precursor
  • Your prior criminal record

By establishing these essential elements and listening carefully to you, our legal team will be better prepared to anticipate the types of charges and penalties a prosecutor will pursue. Charting all potential ramifications can allow our team to break down the prosecution's case from multiple angles. Additionally, understanding your personal situation will aid our legal team in pursuing various defense options that may allow for dismissals, reductions in charges or penalties, plea bargains, or alternative sentencing options.

30+ Years Defending the Accused in St. Louis

At The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, ensuring that our clients are involved in their legal process is one of our top priorities. Not only does personalized service allow you to gain a sense of control and confidence in your ability to fight these charges, but it also plays a crucial role in our ability to fight for the most favorable terms and resolutions possible in your particular case. As we bring more than 60 years of combined legal experience to your case, you can rest assured that your defense is in highly capable hands.

We invite all residents throughout St. Louis and Missouri facing any type of methamphetamine charge to seek the immediate, proven, and passionate service our firm can provide. Allow The Hammer Law Firm, LLC to help you through this process.

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What Makes Us Different
  • One-On-One Attention
    We work directly with you to determine the best possible outcome based on your goals and needs. We then create personalized legal strategies to set your case up for success.
  • Accessibility & Availability
    Our attorneys pride ourselves on always being available to address any questions you have regarding your case. With our team, you aren't just a number.
  • Unique Legal Insight
    As former prosecutors who know how the 'other side' operates, we have a unique insight that allows us to set our client's cases up for success.
  • Experienced Legal Counsel
    The Hammer Law Firm, LLC team has more than 60 years of combined criminal law experience. We have the tools, knowledge, and resources to effectively advocate on your behalf.
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