Confronting Drug Trafficking Charges in Missouri: Your Legal Defense

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In Jefferson City and Kansas City, MO, drug trafficking is considered a serious felony, with significant legal consequences.

The Loraine Law Center commits itself to delivering a robust defense if your accused of this crime, fully recognizing the profound impact a conviction can hold.

The firm employs a compassionate and personal approach, aiming to mitigate the charges or seek dismissal, understanding the long-term ramifications to your life.

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Understanding Drug Trafficking Penalties in Missouri

Missouri's laws on drug trafficking are stringent, with punishments varying based on the quantity of drugs involved.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Possession or Transport of 30 to less than 100 kg of Drugs: Offenders may face 3-10 years of incarceration and fines up to $10,000.

  • Distribution or Manufacturing of 30 to less than 100 kg, or Possession/Transport of 100 kg or more, or 500 Plants or more: Penalties include 5-15 years in prison and fines amounting to twice the profit gained.

  • Distribution or Manufacturing of 100 kg or more: This serious offense can lead to 10-30 years or life imprisonment, plus fines equal to double the profit.

Beyond Fines and Imprisonment

The repercussions of a drug trafficking conviction extend beyond fines and jail time. It can profoundly impact your social life, limiting employment opportunities, access to certain professions, government benefits, scholarships, and housing options.

Defending Against Drug Trafficking Charges

An arrest does not equate to a conviction. There are several defense strategies in drug cases, including:

  • Illegal Search and Seizure: Challenging the legality of how evidence was obtained, ensuring it adheres to constitutional rights.

  • Unlawful Traffic Stop: Questioning the validity of the traffic stop that led to the drug charges, requiring that law enforcement had a legitimate reason for the stop.

  • Unreliable Witness Identification: Critiquing the credibility of witnesses or the accuracy of their identification, which could significantly impact the case.

  • Challenging the Substance Classification: Arguing against the alleged controlled substance's classification, potentially affecting the severity of the charges.

Taking Action When Charged with Drug Trafficking

If you're facing drug trafficking charges, immediate action is crucial. Here's what you should do:

  1. Seek Expert Legal Help: Contact Loraine Law Center for experienced drug offense defense.

  2. Consult with a Criminal Defense Attorney: Our skilled attorneys are well versed in drug law and can provide you with the guidance needed to navigate these charges.

  3. Maintain Confidentiality: Avoid discussing your case with anyone until you have legal representation.

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Conclusion for Drug Trafficking Charges

Facing drug trafficking charges in Missouri is a serious matter, but with the right legal team, you can fight back.

Contact Loraine Law Center:
For a confidential consultation, contact Loraine Law Center. Reach out to our Kansas City office at (816) 200-2765 or our Jefferson City office at (573) 832-3332. Don’t face these charges alone; let our experienced defense attorneys guide you through this challenging time.