BIG time for a small crime is a reality for the residents of Missouri!
“It’s a pattern I’ve seen over and over again!” Sweat poured down his ebony forehead as the elderly prison chaplain pumped his fist in the air.
“Young people in prison doing BIG time for a small crime. Just in the wrong place at the wrong time! They make a stupid mistake. Then they enter prison as a young person. Either they never leave, or they come back over and over again as a hardened criminal. It’s a life no one really wants!”
Maybe that’s you. Perhaps you are facing marijuana or drug charges in the state of Missouri. You simply had a joint in your possession. In a moment of weakness, you decided to sell the joint in your possession to a friend.
You thought you needed the money that badly. You arranged a meeting place, perhaps. What you didn’t pay attention to was that you were just around the corner from subsidized housing.
It’s one of the worst possible places to get busted in Missouri! Life as you know it is about to be over. Why? Did you know that selling drugs within 2,000 feet of a school or subsidized housing is a Class A felony? http://statelaws.findlaw.com/missouri-law/missouri-marijuana-laws.html
What does a Class A felony mean for you?
The minimum sentence is ten years in prison. You could be stuck there for a lifetime if the judge decides to throw the book at you.
You hopefully have plans for your life! At the very least you have hopes and dreams. Maybe you already have a family and home of your own.
Just imagine your friends and family spending the next ten years only seeing you in a prison jumpsuit when they find time to visit!
Possibly picture your children visiting you there! How will this affect their lives and their self-confidence?
Maybe you are facing smaller drug charges. Even a small marijuana possession charge carries serious, life-changing consequences for Missouri residents. Why?
Minimum prison sentences are mandatory in Missouri!
Say you have just an ounce of marijuana (cannabis) in your possession. That’s a pretty small amount. The minimum sentence is one year in prison! Three hundred and sixty-five looong days in the clink!
Try to picture yourself getting a decent job with a year of prison on your record. Most employers won’t even take a second look at your resume! NO job means practically no life. What a huge price to pay for a little bit of weed!
Now’s the time to own your mistakes and fight for the best possible outcome for your future. It’s your life and happiness at stake! You need a criminal defense lawyer today who cares about your tomorrows!
Nathan A. Steimel, an experienced Missouri criminal defense attorney, will give you a free initial consultation. You will get a fair evaluation of your likely outcome based on your charges. He will fight vigorously for your rights in court!
It’s only fair that a small crime should receive the least amount of time!
Call The Law Offices of Nathan A. Steimel, LLC today to fight for your best possible future! (636)244-3737
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