Controlled Substances

Chapter 565 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri is titled, “Offenses Against the Person.” You don’t need a criminal defense lawyer to tell you that charges of assault and offenses against the person are serious charges. Once the government has made the decision to charge you, the system works to convict you; it is not enough that you did not do it. It takes a criminal defense attorney focused on your story and your defense to show a jury your innocence. Your criminal defense lawyer with Kirsch & Kirsch will respond to that call with the passionate, zealous advocacy with which they defend each and every one of their clients. Contact us for a free consultation.

Controlled substance offenses in Missouri are serious cases. There is no such thing as “simple” possession, drug cases are not simple. With few exceptions, possession of a controlled substance is a felony in Missouri, which means it can land the accused in prison. Possession cases can quickly turn into trafficking cases, and suddenly a client who was in the wrong place with the wrong people is facing serious prison time. Regardless of the situation that led to your charge, an attorney experienced in defending these cases is vital. Was the Fourth Amendment violated? Was the Fifth Amendment violated? Is this really a controlled substance? Is the substance what the government claims it is? These are not always easy questions even for lawyers to answer, which is why the choice of an attorney is so important.

The criminal defense attorneys at Kirsch & Kirsch have litigated hundreds of drug cases, including trying them to juries and getting drug cases dismissed when the courts ruled that evidence against our clients was illegally obtained. Schedule a meeting with our criminal defense attorneys so we can help you achieve the best results regardless of how serious the charges are.

This is not assembly line representation

The outset of a criminal investigation or charge is one of the most important times to talk to a lawyer. The increasing power of the state has led to a trend of defendants pleading guilty to crimes they did not commit. As a result, all too often the criminal courts turn into an assembly line from charge to guilty plea. This is an affront to the very principles of the rule of law.

We are here to say that a defendant is not guilty simply because he or she is charged. What if that defendant had a criminal defense lawyer who wanted no part of such a system? What if that defendant had an attorney that says to the prosecutor, “no, my client is not guilty, and I believe twelve members of our community will agree”? What if you had that attorney, and he never put you in a position to pay more attorney fees for your right to a trial or plead guilty because it’s cheaper? What if that attorney did not charge for jury trials?

Our criminal defense attorneys are dedicated advocates. They will not take the easy way out. They will fight for you every step of the way and will never charge a criminal defendant more attorneys’ fees for a jury trial.