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Drug Possession Attorney St. Charles

Defending Clients Against Charges Possession of a Controlled Substance

If you or a loved one was recently arrested for drug possession, Brockmeyer Law Offices is here to protect your rights and your freedom. In Missouri, thecriminal justice system carries harsh consequences for drug crimes, including drug possession. We sympathize with the severity of the charges you face and understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family.

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Our St. Charles drug possession attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience and can work tirelessly on your behalf to develop a strong defense. With a comprehensive understanding of drug laws and the most effective defense strategies for these types of crimes, we are prepared to fight for you.

Facing drug charges in Missouri? Contact our firm to get started on your defense now. Call us at (314) 582-5053 or contact us online to request representation from Brockmeyer Law Offices.

Missouri Drug Possession Laws

Missouri's drug possession laws highlight the follwoing:

  1. Possession of Marijuana: Possession of marijuana in any amount is illegal in Missouri, except for medical marijuana, which is legal for qualified patients. Possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor while possessing more than 10 grams is a felony.
  2. Possession of Controlled Substances: Possessing controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine is illegal in Missouri. The severity of the charges and penalties depend on the type and amount of drugs found.
  3. Possession of Prescription Drugs: Possession of prescription drugs without a valid prescription is illegal in Missouri.
  4. Drug Paraphernalia: Possession of drug paraphernalia, such as pipes, bongs, and syringes, is illegal in Missouri.

What are the Penalties for a Possession of a Controlled Substance Conviction in Missouri?

In the state of Missouri, possession of a controlled substance can be considered either a class A misdemeanor, class D misdemeanor, class D felony or class C felony. While all convictions are serious, any type of misdemeanor carries a considerably lighter sentence and fine than a felony.

Class A Misdemeanor

  • A person may be charged with a class A misdemeanor for possession of between ten and thirty-five grams of marijuana or any other type of synthetic cannabinoid.
    • Punishable by up to 1 year in jail
    • Up to $1,000 in fines

Class D Misdemeanor

  • Class D misdemeanor may be charged if a person is in possession of marijuana or any other type of synthetic cannabinoid in an amount greater than thirty-five grams.
    • Penalties vary

Class D Felony

  • Class D felony can be charged when a person knowingly possesses a controlled substance, other than thirty-five grams or less of marijuana.
    • Punishable by up to 7 years imprisonment
    • Up to $5,000 in fines

Class C Felony

  • Class C felony may be charged for "persistent offenders," or any person who has been found guilty for at least two drug related felonies.
    • Punishable by between 3-10 years in prison
    • Up to $10,000 in fines

What Drugs are Considered Controlled Substances?

Controlled substances are divided into Schedules I through V, which sort them by severity. Possession of a controlled substance in Missouri is charged as a Class C felony. Crimes involving Schedule I substances are some of the most serious offenses.

Schedule I drugs include:

  • GHB
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • MDMA
  • LSD
  • Peyote
  • Mescaline

Schedule II drugs are the next tier down.

Schedule II Drugs:

  • Cocaine
  • Oxycodone
  • Opium
  • Ritalin
  • Adderall

Aggressive Defense for Drug Possession Charges

At Brockmeyer Law Offices, we do everything in our power to help you reduce your sentence or avoid a conviction entirely. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, we can aggressively defend you.

Our St. Charles drug crime attorneys look for every defense strategy possible, especially whether your civil rights were violated in the arrest. State and federal drug laws are complicated, which can make it difficult to understand your charges. With five decades of combined experience, our attorneys have the necessary knowledge to investigate and fight your charges.

If you want a firm who can take an aggressive approach to your drug possession charges, give us a call at (314) 582-5053 or contact our firm online now.


  1. More than 65 years of combined experience.
  2. Full service firm: Criminal defense, Family law, Personal injury & Business Law.
  3. We understand how particular judges, prosecutors and opposing counsel may have viewed cases similar to yours in the past.
  4. We provide you with the candid assessment of your case you need in order to understand your options.
  5. A family-run law firm rooted in the St. Charles community with a long-standing tradition of service to all of Missouri.
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