Prosecutors are cracking down on drug crimes throughout Missouri and Illinois. From simple marijuana possession to complex felony drug trafficking cases, sentences are severe and can change your life forever.
You need the strength of the very best in criminal defense on your side.
At Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, in St. Louis, we have more than 50 years of experience fighting successfully for the rights of our clients. Give us a call today to arrange a no-cost initial consultation about your case.
Types Of Drug Charges
We represent clients in a full range of drug-related offenses and charges, including:
- Federal drug charges, including conspiracy
- State drug charges
- Possession with intent
- Prescription fraud
- Throw down cases
We are skilled trial attorneys with a thorough understanding of the most effective defenses against these charges. We also understand how each individual substance can completely change the line of defense we must bring.
We have successfully defended against thousands of cases involving marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription drugs (including Adderall, OxyContin, etc.) and heroin. We have the skill and experience you need to fight for your rights.
To learn about recent drug trial victories on behalf of our clients, please click here.
The Help You Need When You Need It Most
In some cases, our clients do not want to go to trial, but rather desire the best result possible that will keep them out of jail or keep their record free of any convictions. Sometimes these individuals have an addiction they cannot overcome and don’t know where to go for help.
We work with each client to help him or her find the substance abuse treatment needed to get past this issue. Not only is this helpful for the client as a person, but it can also often work to help mitigate the charges and penalties leveled against him or her by the court.
As we work to help you find the treatment you need, our lawyers are working to aggressively defend your case and prove to the court that you deserve a second chance. We are highly successful in these cases and often help our clients achieve much more lenient outcomes.
Giving You The Knowledge You Need About Drug Crimes
We understand that it is completely normal to have a variety of questions regarding drug crimes. Learning the answers to your questions can give you more peace of mind. It also educates you about the laws that you face. Below, you can read a few commonly asked questions that our team members regularly hear.
What are potential defenses for a drug charge?
One of the most common defenses for a drug charge is unreasonable search and seizure. Police officers must have probable cause or a search warrant if they want to seize your property or search your home, car, bag or person. Some other defense strategies can include:
- The arresting officer did not follow procedures
- The drug tests were not accurate
- The drug tests were administered incorrectly
- You did not know that you had controlled substances in your possession
- You did not intend to sell or distribute the substances
We explore every possible defense to make sure you have the strongest case possible.
What are the most common drug offenses?
Some of the most common drug crimes are:
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Delivery with intent to sell
Despite how common these charges may be, do not underestimate their severity – they still result in strict sentences, no matter how often they may occur.
Is marijuana still legal in Missouri now?
Yes – the state decriminalized recreational cannabis as of March, 2023. However, growers and dispensaries still need proper licensing or they can face civil and criminal penalties.
These are probably only a few of the questions you might have. You can speak with us in person or over the phone to get even more answers.
Free Consultation Available
We provide each client a free phone consultation to discuss his or her unique situation and to determine how we can help. To arrange a meeting, please call us today at 314-530-4385. Or, if you prefer, complete our online form. We accept most major credit cards for your convenience.
We provide representation in Missouri, Illinois and federal courts across the nation.