Of all Missouri’s drug laws, drug trafficking is the most complex. First, to qualify as “trafficking” in Missouri, individuals do not have to physically be transporting drugs. Individuals can be charged with trafficking based simply on possessing a certain amount of drugs, among many other ways. Second, for a charge to be filed as drug trafficking, different amounts are required for various types of drugs. For example, a greater amount of marijuana is necessary for a trafficking charge than an amount of cocaine. Based on the amounts, the drug charges could be trafficking in the first degree or trafficking in the second degree. To complicate matters further, there are also different sentence ranges based on the type of controlled substance involved and other factors. In fact, certain trafficking charges require prison time.
The complexity of Missouri’s drug trafficking laws, alone, are enough to require a consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced drug trafficking charge attorney. However, because drug trafficking charges are the most serious drug charges, that makes it even more important to consult with a drug charge lawyer that knows these laws–one that can ensure you understand all the details of your charges.
The Lowry Law Firm’s drug trafficking charge lawyers know Missouri’s drug trafficking charge laws and how local prosecutors and judges treat trafficking offenses county to county. For example, judges and prosecutors in St. Louis County may treat drug trafficking charges different than in Jefferson County. Moreover, the Firm’s criminal defense attorneys are on your side. They focus not on whether you committed the crime, but whether the prosecutor can prove it. If you are charged with or are a suspect for a trafficking of a controlled substance charge, contact The Lowry Law Firm’s criminal defense lawyers immediately.
The Lowry Law Firm’s criminal defense attorneys handle trafficking charges in the following counties:
4633 Yeager Road
Hillsboro, Missouri 63050
615 Collins Drive
Festus, Missouri 63028