Methamphetamine Criminal Charges in St. Louis and St. Charles County

Methamphetamine, also known as Crystal meth, or Meth is one of the most common drug charges in Missouri.

Methamphetamines come in many forms and may be ingested orally but they have become increasingly more common in crystalized form.

Crystalized Methamphetamine or Crystal Meth, which has been popularized and portrayed in mainstream media through its appearance in popular television shows is known for its stimulating effect and is highly addictive.

Methamphetamine charges are taken very seriously in Missouri. The range of punishment often stretches from a D Felony all the way to an A felony, which carries a 10-year minimum sentence.

Fortunately, the drug charge lawyers at the Krupp Law Firm are experienced in dealing with the prosecution of Methamphetamine and know what to do in the situation.

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Overview of Missouri Law on Methamphetamine Charges

Methamphetamine Possession: D Felony

Methamphetamine possession is considered a serious crime and typically considered a Schedule I Controlled Substance as defined by Missouri Law. The possession of any amount of methamphetamine is classified as a Class D felony. This means that if a person is found guilty of unlawful methamphetamine possession, they could face severe penalties, including prison time, fines, and a criminal record.

Class D felony conviction carries a potential sentence of up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Additionally, a person convicted of a Class D felony may also be required to complete drug treatment or community service as part of their sentence.

It's important to know that in Missouri, the penalties for methamphetamine possession can be increased if the person is found to have possessed the drug with the intent to distribute it.

Prior drug convictions can also lead to harsher penalties for subsequent offenses.

If you or someone you know has been charged with methamphetamine possession, call the experienced drug defense attorneys at Krupp Law Firm immediately. Our attorneys can help you understand the charges against you and the potential penalties and can build a strong defense on your behalf. We can also advise you of your rights and options, and represent you in court at trial if necessary.

Distribution of Methamphetamine: C to B Felony

Distribution of methamphetamine is a very serious crime in the state of Missouri. If a person is found guilty of distributing methamphetamine, they could face severe penalties including prison time, fines, and a lifelong criminal record.

The classification of the distribution of methamphetamine can vary, it can be considered a class C Felony or a class B Felony depending on the amount of the drug and the intent of the distribution.

A class C Felony conviction carries a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

A class B Felony conviction carries a potential sentence of up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.

It's important to know that in Missouri, the penalties for the distribution of methamphetamine can be increased if the distribution was done near a protected location such as a school, parks, or other protected areas, or if the distribution was done to a minor. Also, prior drug convictions can lead to harsher penalties for any further offenses.

If you or someone you know has been charged with distribution of methamphetamine, it is important to consult with our experienced drug defense attorneys at Krupp Law Firm immediately. Our attorneys can help you understand the charges against you and the potential penalties and will work to build a strong defense on your behalf.

Distribution of a Methamphetamine in a Protected Location: A Felony

In Missouri, a person commits the offense of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location if he or she knowingly distributes, sells, or delivers any controlled substance, except thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, to a person with knowledge that that distribution, delivery or sale is: In, on, or within two thousand feet of,

  • the real property comprising a public or private elementary,
  • vocational,
  • or secondary school,
  • or on any school bus;

or in, on, or within one thousand feet of,

  • the real property comprising a public park,
  • state park,
  • county park,
  • municipal park, or
  • private park designed for public recreational purposes,

as park is defined; or in or on the real property comprising public housing or other government-assisted housing.

Therefore, any distribution of methamphetamine in a protected location as defined by Missouri law could result in a charge which is an A level felony that carries with it a 10-year minimum prison sentence and could result in life in prison, depending on the circumstances.

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Drug Courts and Treatment

St. Louis, St. Charles, and other counties in Missouri are putting a lot of emphasis on their drug and recovery courts. These courts are aimed at helping individuals who struggle with addiction, rather than prosecuting them. These courts are especially geared toward methamphetamine addicts because of the rate of addiction and its dangers.

The Krupp Law Firm has handled many cases in which someone addicted to dangerous substances benefited greatly from these drug court treatment plans and can help you decided if the program is right for your situation.

How Krupp Law Firm Helps your Case

The Krupp Law Firm closely looks at the evidence against you right from the beginning with the idea that any criminal charge might go to trial. We analyze your defenses and compare them to what sort of treatment you could benefit from in a drug court or treatment plan, rather than fighting the case. If the case needs to be fought, the Krupp Law Firm has experience on both sides of these cases and has had experience handling methamphetamine cases in court.
James Krupp, founding attorney at Krupp Law Firm

Attorney James Krupp, has more than 30 years of experience practicing law in the State of Missouri. Throughout his career, he has tackled a wide spectrum of legal situations, including personal injury, business litigation, traffic cases, workers’ compensation, and criminal matters. A major part of his practice involves dealing with drug-related charges, including those associated with Methamphetamine. His three decades of experience in the legal field have provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the legal intricacies surrounding such drug charges. He's known for his passion for helping people navigate complex legal situations, and his clients attest to his capabilities, kindness, and understanding.

James Krupp's extensive experience and deep connections within the Missouri legal system make him an invaluable asset when dealing with methamphetamine charges. He knows the ins and outs of the state's legal system and is well-equipped to anticipate and counter the strategies employed by the prosecution. His Juris Doctorate Degree from SLU Law School and his 30 years of hands-on experience have honed his skill set, enabling him to achieve outstanding results for his clients. Whether it's building a robust defense strategy or negotiating a fair plea deal, James Krupp's goal is always to protect his clients' rights and interests to the best of his ability.

Furthermore, James Krupp's commitment to his clients goes beyond the courtroom. His empathetic approach ensures that his clients always feel understood and supported throughout their legal journey. His clients' testimonials attest to his dedication and effectiveness, emphasizing his capabilities as a legal advocate. If you're facing methamphetamine charges in Missouri, James Krupp is well-prepared to provide the legal guidance and representation you need to navigate this challenging situation.

Attorney Ryan Krupp brings a unique perspective to the table as a personal injury and criminal defense attorney in St. Louis and St. Charles County. His prior experience working for both the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and Johnson County District Attorney’s Office gives him an insider's view of the prosecution's strategies, which is invaluable in building a strong defense. He has appeared in court on behalf of the State of Missouri and Kansas in the prosecution of a variety of cases, including drug offenses. This experience gives him a deep understanding of the prosecution's tactics, allowing him to build strong defenses for his clients facing methamphetamine charges.

Ryan Krupp's educational background further enhances his capabilities as a defense attorney. His Juris Doctor from UMKC School of Law with a special emphasis in Advocacy equips him with the skills needed to present compelling arguments in court. His proven track record, which includes successful outcomes in challenging cases, demonstrates his commitment to achieving the best possible results for his clients. Ryan's passion for justice and his winning mindset make him a reliable ally for those dealing with the legal consequences of methamphetamine charges.

Ryan's significant contributions to the legal community, including his roles at The Bar Association Of Metro St. Louis (YLD) and his membership in various professional associations, speak volumes about his dedication to his profession. His awards and honors, including his induction into the Order of the Barristers, further validate his expertise and commitment. His experience and reputation make him a formidable advocate for his clients, ensuring that their rights are protected throughout the legal process. Whether you're facing a minor charge or a serious felony related to methamphetamine, Ryan Krupp is prepared to help you navigate the legal landscape with confidence and clarity.

Ryan Krupp, founding attorney at Krupp Law Firm

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