St. Louis criminal defense attorney W. Scott Rose has more than 20 years of experience practicing law. He limits his practice to criminal defense work in the St. Louis area, including drug crime defense work, one of the most common cases Mr. Rose handles.
In St. Louis, drug charges can range from misdemeanors, like possession of marijuana or unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, to serious felonies, like possession with intent to distribute or drug trafficking. The most serious drug distribution cases in St. Louis go to federal court. Regardless of the charge, your future is on the line. The attorneys at Rose Legal Services will mount a vigorous defense on your behalf or, if appropriate, advocate for an alternative sentence. Often drug courts and diversion programs are available in certain types of drug cases in the St. Louis area.
Drug possession crimes generally fall into two categories: possession for personal use and possession with intent to distribute. Whether the accused is charged with one or the other is based on criminal code guidelines and factors considered include:
- Quantity of drugs in the defendant’s possession
- Location of drugs when found
- Presence of large amount of money in the defendant’s possession
- Observance of hand-to-hand transactions with others
- Presence of baggies or a scale
It is important that you immediately hire a drug defense attorney
Drug Cultivation or Manufacturing
Drug cultivation and manufacturing is when an individual participates in any part of the production of controlled substances. This crime is charged as a felony and can include severe consequences such as imprisonment, hefty fines, or probation. However, it is possible to have these charges dismissed if our attorneys at Rose Legal Services can successfully argue for the suppression of drugs seized as a result of an unlawful stop or search by law enforcement.
"The State accused me of 3 felonies that someone else committed. I hired Scott, and he got the charges dismissed. B.E. Former Client
Drug Sales or Trafficking
Drug sales or trafficking is the creation, transportation, or dealing of drugs. If accused, you could face serious felony penalties depending on the amount and types of drugs sold, your criminal background, and state or federal law. Drug sales within a certain distance of a playground, school or daycare are also subject to an increased sentence. When facing this type of drug charge, each of these circumstances will determine how our attorneys at Rose Legal Services defend your case.
Call us Immediately for Help with Your Drug Charges
If you’re facing any kind of charge for a drug crime in St. Louis, contacting Rose Legal Services is your best course of action to preserve your future. With two convenient office locations in the greater St. Louis area, and on-site consultations available, our criminal defense law firm can help protect your rights and criminal record. Contact us today for a free consultation to begin defending your future.