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Missouri Marijuana Laws 2021 – What’s a Felony and What’s Not?

June 29, 2021

Currently, 17 states allow for the use of recreational marijuana. To the dismay of many, Missouri is not one of those states. Individuals charged with possession of marijuana (under a certain amount) generally face misdemeanor charges.  However, depending on where you’re charged, owning other types of marijuana products (i.e., edibles, THC wax, etc.) or larger […]

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Increased Penalties for Armed Criminal Action in Missouri

June 22, 2021

Recently, during a special legislative session, the Missouri state legislature expanded the punishment for armed criminal action.  Individuals committing any felony while using a weapon can be charged with armed criminal action in Missouri (in addition to their original charge). If convicted, you must serve your prison sentences consecutively.  Why does that matter?  If you’re […]

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How A Drug Overdose Death Can Lead to Murder Charges in Missouri

June 15, 2021

Opioid-related deaths have jumped by more than 30% in the last year. Fortunately, Missouri offers a few programs for addicts to rehabilitate themselves (while potentially avoiding jail time).  On the other hand, individuals caught selling drugs in Missouri face some of the harshest penalties in the nation. That’s particularly true if the drugs you distribute […]

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