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Possession of Marijuana - 10 Grams or Less

Under Missouri law, Marijuana is has been classified as a Schedule I controlled substance or drug. The Missouri Narcotic Drug Act defines a Schedule I drug as one which has a high potential for abuse and has no readily apparent or recognizable medical benefits.

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Misdemeanor Drug Charges

Missouri Misdemeanor Drug Offenses include Marijuana offenses. These charges involve the possession of small amounts of Marijuana in the amount of 35 grams or less, and possession of paraphernalia.

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Missouri Drug Law Penalties

Missouri's controlled substances laws are some of the strictest found in the country. These laws are vigorously enforced by the various police departments throughout Missouri.

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Felony Drug Charges

For all other drug charges, they are classified as Missouri Felony Drug Offenses. These charges include the possession of large amounts of Marijuana, to possession of any amount of any of the controlled substances identified in Missouri's Narcotic Drug Act, to some repeat offenses.

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SATOP

SATOP, or the Substance Awareness Traffic Offender Program, is overseen by the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse of the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The purpose of SATOP is to reduce the number of repeat DUI offenders and to provide offenders with a treatment option.

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DUI Expungements

Under Missouri law, if you have a prior conviction for a DUI* then you have the ability to petition the Court to have your DUI expunged from your records. Having a record of a DUI conviction can cost you potential jobs, higher insurance rates, certain professional licenses, and even travel rights to certain foreign countries which is often a job requirement.

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DWI Court

Missouri DWI Courts are authorized by Missouri law which states that Circuit Courts may establish a DWI docket to provide an alternative manner for disposing of cases which arise as a result of driving while intoxicated in which a person has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated or driving with excessive blood alcohol content and:

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Repeat DUI Offenses

Missouri DUI penalties are based on the number of prior DUI offenses for which you were found guilty. This includes guilty by verdict after a trial or by a voluntarily entering a plea of guilty as is commonly done in connection with a bargained plea deal.

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Seventh Missouri DUI

A seventh DUI in Missouri is a A felony, meaning it carries significant prison time. Felony DUI's do not get any more serious than this.

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Sixth Missouri DUI

A sixth DUI in Missouri is a serious felony charge. It is classified as a B felony, meaning it carries significant prison time.

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