Drug Possession Charges Can Hurt Your Future

When it comes to drug charges, it might be tempting to plead guilty and pay a fine on a first-offense possession charge just to be rid of the charges.

The continuing consequences of even a misdemeanor drug conviction should make you think twice, however. These charges can have a serious impact on your future academic, occupational or professional goals — any drug conviction can make it hard for you to get student loans, student housing, security clearance or a license to work in certain regulated professions.

Before making any decision, it is critical to reach out to a lawyer who can investigate police procedure during the arrest to ensure your constitutional rights were not violated. From there you can look at all available defense options.

Boone County Possession Charge Attorney Serving All Mid-Missouri Counties

Because he has more than a quarter-century of criminal defense experience, Mr. Copeland will help you or a loved one reach the very best outcome possible in any case involving:

  • Drug and marijuana possession
  • Prescription drugs
  • Drug distribution, sales and trafficking
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

If there was no probable cause to support an arrest or search warrant, or if the evidence casts doubt on whether the drugs were actually in your possession, or if the procedure collection methods violated your constitutional rights, you may have a legitimate chance for a dismissal by way of a motion to suppress the evidence. Mr. Copeland will study all variables and help you move toward the best possible resolution.

Regardless of the nature of your charge, it is important to ensure that you are doing everything to protect your rights. One wrong move can cause a catastrophe in these cases. Please reach out to us as soon as possible.

To discuss any aspect of Missouri drug charges with a Columbia drug possession attorney, call 573-397-5277 or e-mail the firm.