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Is Possession of a Controlled Substance a Felony in Missouri?

On Behalf of | Feb 15, 2024 | Criminal Defense

Possession of a controlled substance in Missouri can lead to serious legal consequences. Under Missouri law, the severity of the offense varies by the type and amount of the substance involved.

Classification of Missouri drug felonies ranges from Class to Class D. Understanding the differences between these charges can make all the difference for individuals navigating the legal system.

Class D felonies

Possession of a controlled substance is typically classified as a Class D felony in Missouri. Missouri controlled substance statutes outline types of circumstances that warrant this criminal charge. A Class D felony applies to cases involving smaller quantities of drugs intended for personal use. For instance, possessing a small amount of marijuana or a limited number of prescription pills without a valid prescription may result in a Class D felony charge.

Individuals convicted of a Class D felony may face imprisonment for up to seven years and fines of up to $10,000. Additionally, they may be subject to probation and mandatory participation in drug treatment programs.

Class A felonies

In more severe cases, possession of a controlled substance can escalate to a Class A felony. This classification applies when aggravating circumstances are present, such as possession with the intent to distribute or trafficking large quantities of drugs.

A Class A felony carries significantly harsher penalties compared to a Class D felony. Offenders may face imprisonment for a minimum of ten years and fines of up to $20,000.

Legal implications and consequences

Regardless of the felony classification, a conviction for possession of a controlled substance can have lasting consequences. In addition to legal penalties, individuals may experience difficulties securing employment, housing and educational opportunities with a felony record.

The possession of a controlled substance in Missouri is a serious offense with varying degrees of severity. By knowing the nature of the charges against you and the consequences they might entail, you can make the best decisions when building a solid defense.

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