St. Peters Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney
Strong Defense Against Drug Distribution Charges in Missouri
The war on drugs, now four decades old, has resulted in increasingly aggressive prosecution and sentencing of those accused of selling or trafficking in drugs of all kinds. At the Weber Law Firm, L.C., we believe that every accused person deserves a strong defense, and we pride ourselves on providing exactly that.
A conviction for drug trafficking, drug smuggling or any other drug crime, may result in a mandatory prison sentence. You need to act quickly to get a skilled St. Peters drug trafficking defense lawyer on your side. Call the Weber Law Firm, L.C., at 636-487-4139. You can also contact our law office online.
Understanding Drug Trafficking Charges and Penalties
Our St. Peters drug trafficking defense attorney will give you an honest, straightforward assessment of your case — positive or negative — when you meet with us. However, as you read this page, you can get an idea of the factors that affect the penalties you may face for trafficking, smuggling or distribution:
- Whether the charges are being brought in state or federal court
- The type of drug trafficked ( methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, prescription drugs)
- The quantity of the drug
- Whether the drug was moved across state or national borders
- Whether the drugs were sold to minors
Asset Seizure in Trafficking Cases
In many drug trafficking and distribution cases, law enforcement seizes assets that they claim were purchased with “drug money” or were used during the commission of a crime. Authorities are allowed to take cars, money and other items, often without proof that the item was gained from or used in a criminal activity. This can be a major financial burden for the family of the accused. We will do everything we can to fight against asset seizure in your case.
A Note About Informants
Prosecutors in drug cases often ask people to become informants. First of all, you are not required to do so. Second, in most cases there is nothing to be gained from becoming an informant because police are not necessarily obligated to uphold the agreements they make. The bottom line is that you should not turn informant without first getting the advice of a trusted defense lawyer like Matt Weber.