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Zealous Legal Representation To Fight Drug Charges

If you face criminal charges, do not hesitate; you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. Missouri laws are stringent and the consequences of a conviction might be life-changing if convicted. If those crimes are related to drug charges, you could face lengthy prison times.

At Fleischaker & Williams, we understand the seriousness of the charges you face and are prepared to fight back. For nearly 50 years, our attorney William Fleischaker has protected the rights and freedom of individuals facing various types of serious criminal charges in Jasper and Newton counties. We understand what could be at stake and are ready to help you find a way to solve your current and pressing legal needs.

You Have A Right To Remain Silent And To Have A Lawyer

If you face an arrest or are under investigation due to possession, manufacturing, or other drug-related crime activity, talk to our lawyers first. We will become your advocates and your voice before law enforcement.

Drug charges are classified according to drug type, amount and intent of possession. For example:

  • Possession of marijuana from 10 to 35 grams is a Class A Misdemeanor that could result in jail time and a $2,000 fine. However, possession of over 35 grams is a Class C Felony punishable with a seven-year term in prison and a $10,000 fine.
  • Knowingly possessing other controlled substances different from marijuana like heroin, LSD (Schedule I), cocaine or fentanyl (Schedule II), weight loss drugs (Schedule III) or Xanax (Schedule IV or V) is a Class D felony punishable also with seven years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
  • Drug offenses related to drug trafficking of substances such as over 30 grams of amphetamine or 30 grams of a substance containing heroin are Class A Felonies with a potential penalty of up to 30 years in prison.

Laws and regulations around drugs are complex, but we will explain all the possible scenarios and your rights as we work on a solid legal strategy. This is one of the main reasons why protecting your rights starts with talking first and only to an experienced and dependable criminal defense attorney with local experience. We are ready to defend you before the courts.

You Have No Time To Waste

Contact our reliable criminal defense attorneys to make an appointment as soon as possible. Call 417-238-2748 in Joplin or send an email to discuss your legal situation. We serve clients from Martin and MacDonald counties as well.