Prescription Drug Charges Lawyers With 30 Years Of Experience.
A criminal charge for illegal possession of prescription drugs is a serious offense which could result in a felony on your record.
When you are charged with possession of prescription drugs. You want to have somebody on your side who is knowledgeable about the subject, who has had District Attorney drug training and has handled many cases involving the possession, sale and distribution of prescription drugs.
At the Krupp law firm, we have the experience and have had success analyzing the consistency of lab reports and the evidence involving prescription drug charges.
James Krupp, a seasoned trial attorney with over three decades of legal practice in Missouri, has an unrivaled depth of experience in tackling a wide range of legal matters including prescription drug charges. With his vast knowledge and a Juris Doctorate Degree from SLU Law School, James has been able to successfully analyze the consistency of lab reports and dissect the evidence presented in drug-related cases. His background in personal injury law, business litigation, and criminal matters equips him with the understanding necessary to navigate the complexities of the law.
James is not only a skilled lawyer but also a compassionate advocate. Testimonials from his clients underscore his dedication to securing the best outcomes for them. His client-focused approach ensures that you are not just another case but an individual who deserves understanding and the best legal representation. If you're facing a charge for illegal possession of prescription drugs, having an attorney like James Krupp, who is praised for his exceptional service and results, can be a game-changer.
Moreover, James' connection to St. Louis provides him with a profound understanding of the local legal landscape. Being a lifelong resident of the area, he can leverage his local knowledge and professional network to your advantage. His reputation for outstanding results and his ability to work closely with clients make him an invaluable asset in your fight against prescription drug charges.
On the other hand, attorney Ryan Krupp brings a distinct set of experiences and skills to the table. With his past work as a prosecutor for both Jackson County and Johnson County, he's been on the front lines of the legal battle, prosecuting various offenses including Domestic Violence, Assault, Drug Cases, and more. His extensive courtroom experience and nuanced understanding of the prosecution side of drug-related offenses can be a critical advantage when defending against prescription drug charges.
Ryan's track record in the courtroom is impressive. He has successfully argued for the acquittal of charges, achieved case dismissals through meticulous review of lab reports, and has effectively filed motions to suppress evidence. These victories underline his legal acumen and dedication to pursuing justice for his clients. If you're facing a prescription drug charge, having an attorney like Ryan who has proven his prowess in the courtroom could dramatically impact your case's outcome.
Beyond his litigation successes, Ryan's passion for justice is evident. He carries his winning mindset from his athletic past into the courtroom, striving for the best possible results for his clients. As Chair-elect of The Bar Association Of Metro St. Louis (YLD), his dedication to the legal profession is demonstrated. His affiliations and awards only further solidify his competence as a criminal defense attorney. Choosing Ryan as your legal representative means partnering with an attorney who is fully committed to fighting for your rights and ensuring justice is served.
Most Common Prescription Drug Charges in St. Louis and St. Charles County
In recent years, prescription drug use is on the rise, particularly as opioids are abused and used recreationally, without a prescription. Many times addictions occur while a patient is prescribed opioids or other substances and the patient later becomes addicted. Some of the most common prescription drug charges stem from the use of opioids such as:
- Oxycodone or
Other common prescription drug charges include Adderall, or other Methylphenidates such as Concerta which are properly used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy.
Ritalin and Percocet are also commonly abused and result in drug charges as well. The possession and abuse of ADHD medication is a common occurrence in high schools around St. Louis and St. Charles Counties.
It is also common amongst local colleges and universities and lends itself to be popular amongst college aged young adults.
Prescription Drug Charges in Missouri
Possession or Control of a Controlled Substance - D Felony
In Missouri, all of the above listed and many more prescription drugs fall under the category of a “controlled substance.” Thus, the most common charge related to prescription drugs is possession of a controlled substance.
Under Missouri law, a person commits the offense of possession of a controlled substance if he or she knowingly possesses a controlled substance, except as authorized by Missouri Law.
The offense of possession of any controlled substance except thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or any synthetic cannabinoid is a class D felony.
Delivery of a controlled Substance - E to B Felony
Delivery of a controlled substance is a common charge related to prescription drugs because getting ahold of these substances requires someone to have a prescription. Therefore, giving or selling your prescription drugs can create an even more serious felony than possession of the drugs without a prescription.
In Missouri, a person commits the offense of delivery of a controlled substance if, except as authorized in this law he or she:
Knowingly distributes or delivers a controlled substance, attempts to distribute or deliver a controlled substance, knowingly possesses a controlled substance with the intent to distribute or deliver any amount of a controlled substance; knowingly permits a minor to purchase or transport illegally obtained controlled substances.
Except when the controlled substance is thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid or as otherwise provided by law, the offense of delivery of a controlled substance is a class C felony.
The offense of delivery of a controlled substance is a class B felony if:
The delivery or distribution is any amount of a controlled substance except thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, to a person less than seventeen years of age who is at least two years younger than the defendant; or the person knowingly permits a minor to purchase or transport illegally obtained controlled substances.
Distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location: A Felony
Schools, school buses, county and private parks making the distribution charges even more serious.
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 governmental assisted housing.
The offense of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location is a class A felony.
Drug Courts in St. Charles and St. Louis County:
What to do when I’m charged with a prescription drug crime?
Contact a drug charge lawyer at the Krupp Law Firm. We have experience handling cases involving prescription drugs and understand how to best help you in your time of need while building the top-quality defense and representation you deserve.
We have experience in both juvenile offender and adult cases and can help you in your time of need.