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Aggressive Advocacy Against Drug Charges In Missouri

America has higher incarceration rates than nearly any other country in the world, and many of those jail and prison terms are for nonviolent drug offenses. While there have been significant efforts at reforming drug laws in recent years, we still have a long way to go. And unfortunately, Missouri’s laws are among the least progressive in the nation.

If you’ve been charged with a drug-related offense, you need skilled legal help as soon as possible. When you contact Burt Harriman, Attorney at Law, LLC, in Lexington, that’s exactly what you can expect. I bring more than 17 years of experience to your case in addition to personalized attention and a commitment to client service.

What Were You Charged With?

I have extensive knowledge about Missouri’s drug laws and am ready to help you fight or otherwise resolve charges related to:

  • Drug possession (misdemeanor or felony)
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of controlled substances (prescription drugs) without a valid prescription

You cannot afford to minimize drug charges or treat them as no big deal. Instead, face those charges head-on with the help of an aggressive attorney who will fight to protect your rights and your freedom.

Missouri’s Especially Harsh Possession Laws

Many states are relaxing or reexamining laws related to minor drug offenses, but Missouri isn’t one of them. Most possession cases in Missouri are charged as felonies. In fact, it is actually more difficult to get a misdemeanor drug possession charge than a felony charge, even if it is your first offense.

Marijuana – which is legal in many other states – is a good example. If you were caught in possession of less than 35 grams of the drug (about 1.23 ounces), your case would likely be charged as a misdemeanor. Anything more and it is upgraded to a felony.

You could also face felony charges for certain drugs even if you didn’t knowingly possess them. Under state law, if you are in possession of more than 30 grams of anything that contains a “detectable amount of heroin,” felony charges would be likely. If you possessed drugs laced with even trace amounts of heroin, that’s all prosecutors would need to elevate your charges.

Don’t Wait To Seek Help – Contact Me Today

Burt Harriman, Attorney at Law, LLC, is based in Lexington, Missouri, and serves clients throughout the surrounding areas. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with a highly experienced drug defense attorney, call me at 660-675-4344 or fill out my online contact form.