Drug charges can be life altering. From simple misdemeanor possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia to high level felonies including manufacturing or distribution of a controlled substance; drug offenses carry with them significant prison time and extremely high fines. Possession of illegal drugs include, but are not limited to methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, crack, MDMA, ecstasy, and other schedule 1 narcotics and are all felonies. Simple possession of any of these substances carries potential of prison time and fines, but also includes the possibility of probation, drug court and other alternative sentences that don't include actual incarceration. Manufacturing, delivering or distribution of controlled substances carries much higher prison time and fines, but probation and alternative sentences to avoid prison time are rarely out of the question.
In Missouri and Illinois, there are ways the prosecution can use the laws of those states to expand the amount of time in prison you could be sentenced to serve. In order to protect your rights and force law enforcement to prove you possessed or sold what they allege, hire an ex-prosecutor like Travis Strobach. Travis will demand law enforcement provide all evidence they have against you. He then builds the cases up like a prosecutor to prove his clients guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. At that point, he puts his defense into play, by blowing as many holes in the state's case against you as possible. At that point, he will negotiate with the prosecution on your behalf. If the prosecution is being un-reasonable and you wish to go to trial, Travis Strobach has been involved in numerous trials involving drug offenses. CALL TODAY for your FREE CONSULTATION (314) 651-9360
Possession of Prescription medications requires a prescription in the name of the person in possession of the medication. If you don't have the prescription in your name you could be charged with possession of a controlled substance, depending on the pharmaceutical drug in your possession. However, there are several explanations for legal circumstances leading to people being charged with this type of possession. Intent to possess the medication is a requirement under both Missouri and Illinois Law. If you didn't intend to possess what you are charged with, don't hire an attorney who will simply try to plead you guilty. Travis Strobach is an experienced criminal defense attorney who is an ex-prosecutor turned defense attorney with several jury and bench trials under his belt, and with a winning record for his clients! Call Travis today for your free consultation (314) 651-9360