If you are dealing with a drug problem, the legal system can complicate your progress. Rehab is much more conducive to recovery than prison. A criminal defense attorney who understands all of the options available can help you get the help necessary to put your life back on track.
If you or a loved one is facing drug possession or meth charges, contact Kansas City, Missouri, defense lawyer Andrew T. Christie at 816-533-3456 for a free consultation.
Negotiation Tools Are Available
I am Gladstone drug defense attorney Andrew T. Christie, and I know how frightening drug charges and the threat of jail time can be. I have helped many clients fight drug possession and distribution charges involving marijuana, meth and other illegal substances. I also defend clients against drug manufacturing charges.
As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I know a prison sentence can be damaging and will do everything I can to maintain your freedom.
Under Missouri law, people incarcerated for drug crimes often receive 120 days of treatment in prison, but this tends to be ineffective. You have other options. When a client comes to me after being charged with a drug crime, typically the first thing I do is get him or her into rehab. This can be used as a negotiating tool to show the prosecutor that this person is proactively seeking help for the problem. This strategy may lead the prosecutor to dismiss all charges or amend them from a felony to a misdemeanor.
An Attorney Protecting Your Rights In And Out Of Court
In addition to helping you find treatment for a drug problem, I will also analyze your case, looking for any search and seizure issues. If your constitutional rights were violated, I may be able to suppress the evidence against you. Drug cases rarely go to trial, but I have the skills and experience to fight for you in court when necessary.
If you have questions about your case after business hours or on weekends, you can call or text me on my personal phone. I know it can be difficult to find the funds necessary to pay for a defense lawyer on short notice. For this reason, I offer affordable rates and payment plans.