People are often surprised that they can be charged with a serious crime such as drug trafficking just for possessing a certain number of prescription pills or amount of marijuana. Even if the drugs are for your personal use or were prescribed by your doctor, it is possible to be charged with trafficking.
The details of each case are unique and the charges you face will depend on the type and amount of drugs in your possession as well as whether you have prior drug offenses. It is best to speak with a criminal defense lawyer about your case to learn about your options. Please contact me today for a free consultation with a Joplin drug charges attorney.
I know how to review an arrest report and determine whether police violated your rights because I was a police officer for 16 years. I also know how the state prosecutes drug crimes after working as an assistant prosecuting attorney. This allows me to negotiate effectively on your behalf.
I represent people charged with crimes involving controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy and prescription drugs such as Xanax, lorazepam, Vicodin, OxyContin and oxycodone. I have defended clients against a range of drug charges, including:
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Manufacturing/cultivating a controlled substance
- DWI/DUI drugs/prescription medications
In Missouri, it is not uncommon for traffic stops on Interstate 44, Interstate 49 and U.S. Highway 71 to result in drug trafficking charges. When police charge someone with a drug crime after a traffic stop, it is important to determine whether search and seizure violations have occurred.
Uncovering constitutional rights violations such as illegal search and seizure is often a part of drug crimes defense strategy. I will review the arrest record to determine whether the police had probable cause to search you, your vehicle or your home. If police violated your rights, I may be able to argue for the reduction or dismissal of the charges.
Contact A Neosho Drug Possession Defense Attorney
To schedule a free consultation, please call The Law Office of Michael L. Roberts, LLC, at (417) 624-0700 or contact me online.