Drug charges are unique crimes because they always involve a Fourth Amendment analysis. For drug cases to be charged, drugs or drug paraphernalia always have to be seized, and it is common they are seized following a search. The Fourth Amendment protects against unconstitutional searches and seizures; therefore, good Washington County drug charge lawyers will always evaluate a Motion to Suppress the evidence related to the seizure and, if applicable, the search of the drug or drug paraphernalia.
Missouri’s drug charges are numerous. The most common charge is possession of a controlled substance, which currently still includes possession of marijuana. Individuals can also commit drug charges by, among others, manufacturing methamphetamine or other drugs, delivering or distributing controlled substances, or trafficking controlled substances. Some of the most common controlled substances in drug charges are methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, marijuana, and prescription medications.
As stated above, good Washington County drug charge lawyers will always evaluate a Motion to Suppress, but The Lowry Law Firm’s drug charge lawyers go beyond that. Not only do The Lowry Law Firm’s Washington County drug charge lawyers know Missouri’s drug charge laws to advise you how the law applies to your case, but also, they have insight to how local prosecutors and judges treat drug charges in Washington County. Moreover, the Firm’s criminal defense attorneys 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 drug charge—whether it be for a possession charge, delivery charge, or trafficking charge—in Washington County, contact The Lowry Law Firm’s drug charge lawyers immediately.