The State of Missouri takes drug charges very seriously. Whether you’ve been charged with possession, manufacture or drug distribution, hiring the right legal defense team is imperative.
Most possession charges are considered Class C felonies, which carry a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. Marijuana possession of less than 35 grams is considered a Class A misdemeanor, carrying punishments of up to a year in jail and fines of $1,000.
The punishments for manufacture or distribution of drugs are even greater, as are those for people who have a previous record.
But with the right team, you can avoid convictions and imprisonment.
No matter what charges you face, MRD Lawyers is uniquely suited to help you navigate the judicial system and find the best possible resolution for your case. We have a combined total of nearly two decades working as prosecutors — we know how cases are built, so we have unique insight into how to build a defense.
Contact us today for a consultation.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
This law firm is outstanding. Quick to make an appointment and very helpful on the situation I’m going through. I highly recommend MRD lawyers. Very professional and informative. Don’t hesitate to give them a call! They are awesome!
Matt Russell and staff are Down to earth, genuine human beings who made me feel like they really cared about my individual case. Matt made a lasting impact on my life with the results he was able to provide. Very satisfied client; highly recommend.
Matt Russell and his staff are truly amazing. I am so happy to have Matt helping us. He is very honest, caring and has been so helpful with everything. I am so glad that I found Matt. He is very genuine and over all a good guy to have on your side.
Matt and his team exceeded my expectations in every way. Legal issues are in no way pleasant but I was made to feel well-represented, informed and respected during the entire process.
Tim & Anamei
I hired Russel Dempsey for my DWI case and from the beginning he was very professional and easy to deal with. He was able to break everything down for me and basically tell me how things would go. It was the first time I was in trouble with the law and he helped me understand what was going on and could answer any question I had. I received the news today after two longs years of my case being drug out (not Russel’s fault) that my case has been dropped. I 100% recommend him and his practice.
Where do I start? I thought I was going to have to plead guilty!! That was over a year ago. Fast forward to today and I just got news that case was dismissed!!! If it was not for the diligence and expertise of Matt Russell that would not have happened. The staff is always super friendly and great at sending reminders for all court dates etc. Nobody wants to go to court, but if you do you want it to go as smoothly as possible and you want to be represented by the best....and that's MRD lawyers.
Matthew was awesome! He was able to take care of my ticket and he was very responsive with all my inquiries. I would recommend MRD Lawyers to anyone who’s having any legal troubles.
Can't say enough good things about Matt Russell. Very professional and gets things done. Very friendly and just awesome all around if you go anywhere else your wasting your time and money. Thank you again Matt you freaking Rock man!!!
Matthew is truly one of a kind. Definitely does not fit the stereotype of your typical lawyer. He has gone above and beyond to help out me and my family. . Will always be grateful to Matthew for the kindness he showed me
An extremely effective law firm that individualized my case, provided options and expectations and got results.
So I decided to do some research on the law firm,I discovered that they help with the overflow for the public defenders office.its nice to know that not all court appointed lawyers work for the state and I like companies who help those in there community.
I would highly recommend working with MRD Lawyers. Russell was extremely kind, knowledgeable, and understanding of my circumstances and helped explain everything to ensure that I understood my case and what my options were. I was pleasantly amazed every time we met to discuss where we were at and the next steps. I went into everything expecting the worst but Russell helped to calm my nerves and ensured that I received the best resolution to my case while also exceeding my expectations!
If you're here unfortunately you're in need of a lawyer... No need to look any further! Matthew works as hard as can be to get you the best possible outcome for your case!
Mr.Russell did such a good job with my case. I was amazed with how familiar he was with the judge and prosecutors, I mean that in a good way. I have never seen any lawyer make a judge laugh and it made me much more comfortable when he did. I owe a huge thanks to the whole firm for helping me, they were extremely responsive even when I was residing out of state. The communication system that they have with their emails and easy access was all around well organized and quick. Thanks Matt! God bless you guys.