Drug Crimes

Skilled Defense Against Drug Crimes in Missouri

Drug charges carry some of the most severe consequences of any nonviolent crime. If you are facing drug charges, you need to be able to rely on your attorney to help you secure the best possible outcome to your case. Your future is riding on it. Do not secure anything less than the best representation available to ensure that your rights are fully protected.

Dedicated St. Louis, MO Legal Representation Since 1937

At Richard H. Sindel, Inc., our firm has been providing the quality representation people need since 1937. We know what our clients who are facing drug charges are going through. The uncertainty and anxiety regarding the future can be difficult to bear.

Our St. Louis drug defense attorneys can give you confidence that we will build the strongest case to protect your rights and your future. We have built a reputation for being able to truly help our clients. Let us continue to build that reputation by helping you.

Skilled Missouri Drug Charge Investigators Make A Difference

Our Missouri criminal defense attorneys understand how to scrutinize the evidence that is being presented against you. Were there any issues of illegal search and seizure? Have you been charged as part of a conspiracy that you were not actually involved in? Was an unreliable confidential informant (snitch) used as a plant? Our investigators will work to uncover all evidence that can help you.

What kind of drug crimes and drug charges do our attorneys defend against?

Our firm offers its exceptional representation to those facing a variety of drug charges. These charges can include the following:

Drug Possession and Trafficking

Drug possession and trafficking are two of the most common drug charges in Missouri. Drug possession is the act of having drugs in your control, while drug trafficking is the act of selling or distributing drugs.

The penalties for drug possession and trafficking vary depending on the type of drug and the amount involved. For example, possession of a small amount of marijuana is typically a misdemeanor, while possession of a large amount of cocaine is a felony.

Drug trafficking is typically a felony, with penalties that can include prison time and a large fine.

Drug Distribution

Drug distribution is the act of selling or distributing drugs. It is a felony in all states, and the penalties can be severe. The penalties for drug distribution vary depending on the type of drug and the amount involved. For example, distribution of a small amount of marijuana may result in a few years in prison, while distribution of a large amount of cocaine may result in life in prison.

Drug Manufacturing

Drug manufacturing is the act of producing drugs. It is a felony in all states, and the penalties can be severe. The penalties for drug manufacturing vary depending on the type of drug and the amount involved. For example, manufacturing a small amount of methamphetamine may result in a few years in prison, while manufacturing a large amount of methamphetamine may result in life in prison.

Prescription Drug Charges

Prescription drug charges can involve a variety of offenses, such as possessing or distributing prescription drugs without a prescription, or altering or forging a prescription. Prescription drug charges are typically felonies, and the penalties can be severe. The penalties for prescription drug charges vary depending on the specific offense and the type of drug involved. For example, possessing a small amount of prescription pain pills without a prescription may result in a few years in prison, while distributing a large amount of prescription opioids may result in life in prison.

Meth Charges

Meth charges are typically felonies, and the penalties can be severe. The penalties for meth charges vary depending on the specific offense and the amount of meth involved. For example, possessing a small amount of meth may result in a few years in prison, while manufacturing or distributing a large amount of meth may result in life in prison.

Marijuana Charges

Marijuana charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies in Missouri, depending on the amount of marijuana involved. In some states, possession of small amounts of marijuana is legal, while in other states it is a crime. The penalties for marijuana charges vary from state to state.

In Missouri, possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor. Possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana is a felony.

To learn more about Marijuana charges and how our drug crime defense attorneys in Missouri can help you, read our Marijuana FAQs.

Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE) Statute

The Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE) statute is a federal law that allows prosecutors to charge drug kingpins with more serious crimes. The CCE statute requires prosecutors to prove that the defendant was the leader or organizer of a criminal enterprise that engaged in a pattern of drug trafficking. If convicted under the CCE statute, the defendant can be sentenced to life in prison.

Meth Manufacturing

Meth manufacturing is the process of producing methamphetamine. It is a dangerous and illegal activity. Meth manufacturing can result in serious injuries or death. The penalties for meth manufacturing vary depending on the amount of meth involved. For example, manufacturing a small amount of meth may result in a few years in prison, while manufacturing a large amount of meth may result in life in prison.

Possession or Acquisition of Precursors

Precursors are chemicals that are used to manufacture drugs. Possession or acquisition of precursors can be a crime, even if you do not intend to use them to manufacture drugs. The penalties for possession or acquisition of precursors vary depending on the type of precursor and the amount involved.

Manufacturing, Sale or Possession of “Bath Salts”

Bath salts are a type of synthetic drug that can produce a variety of effects, including hallucinations, paranoia, and aggression. Bath salts are illegal to manufacture, sell, or possess in the United States. The penalties for manufacturing, sale, or possession of bath salts vary depending on the state in which the offense occurred.

Is Drug Court An Option in Missouri?

There is a trend in sentencing on drug charges in Missouri that is helping many people find the help they need to stay off drugs through treatment as opposed to prison. We can help you understand the benefits and costs of drug court and whether or not it is the right fit for you. If it is, we will work to make sure your case is heard in drug court.

Contact Us If You Have Been Charged With A Drug Offense

If you are facing drug charges in the state of Missouri or the St. Louis metro area, it is crucial to start building your drug crimes defensem today. You cannot afford to take any chances that may jeopardize your future. Turn to the experienced and skilled drug crime attorneys at Richard H. Sindel, Inc.

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our St. Louis defense lawyers, call 314-721-7113 contact us online. They will vigorously defend you or your family using intelligence, diligence and imagination.