Delivery of a controlled substance is one of the more serious drug charges you can face in the state of Missouri. Depending on the type and amount of the drug you are caught with, you could face a wide range of penalties and serious jail time. When you are facing a potentially life-altering charge like delivery of a controlled substance, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
What is Considered Delivery of a Controlled Substance
You can be charged with delivery of a controlled substance (DCS) for transferring drugs or for attempting to transfer drugs to another person. For instance, if you are found with more of the substance than the court would consider normal for personal consumption, you could be charged with DCS.
If you are caught with items that could be considered paraphernalia that could assist you in delivery — think scales, baggies, balloons, etc. — the prosecution may use this against you. Drug cases are often messy, so it is important to have an aggressive attorney on your side who understands these details and is prepared to build your defense. Inconsistencies within your police report need to be checked and verified to ensure your rights are protected throughout the process.
Penalties for Delivery of a Controlled Substance are Harsh
Missouri has some of the most severe drug laws in the country. Typically your charges will be based on the type of drug that was found. The unlawful delivery of Schedule I substances, with the exception of marijuana, is a Class A felony and can carry a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. You are looking at a completely life-altering event if you are convicted. We cannot stress how important it is to involve a criminal defense attorney early in the process so we can begin the fight for your rights.
Contact MRD Lawyers Today
If you are looking for a team that is experienced with criminal drug law, contact the attorneys at MRD Lawyers today. We have over two decades of combined experience as prosecuting attorneys and know exactly how the prosecution will attack your case. Call us for a consultation today at 417-695-0243.