Drug Charges in Springfield Missouri

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Drug Charges Defense in Springfield Missouri

The following law is effective January 1, 2017: 1. A person commits the offense of delivery of a controlled substance if, except as authorized in this chapter or chapter 195, he or she: (1) Knowingly distributes or delivers a controlled substance; (2) Attempts to distribute or deliver a controlled substance; (3) Knowingly possesses a controlled substance with the intent to distribute or deliver any amount of a controlled substance; or (4) Knowingly permits a minor to purchase or transport illegally obtained controlled substances. >2. Except when the controlled substance is thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid or as otherwise provided under subsection 5 of this section, the offense of delivery of a controlled substance is a class C felony. 3. Except as otherwise provided under subsection 4 of this section, the offense of delivery of thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid is a class E felony. 4. The offense of delivery of 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 is a class C felony. 5. The offense of delivery of a controlled substance is a class B felony if: (1) 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 (2) The person knowingly permits a minor to purchase or transport illegally obtained controlled substances. FOR EVENTS PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2017: Distribution, delivery, manufacture or production of a controlled substance, violations and attempted violations (RSMo 195.211): 195.211. 1. Except as authorized by sections 195.005 to 195.425 (195.425 was repealed) and except as provided in section 195.222, it is unlawful for any person to distribute, deliver, manufacture, produce or attempt to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce a controlled substance or to possess with intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture, or produce a controlled substance. 2. Any person who violates or attempts to violate this section with respect to manufacturing or production of a controlled substance of any amount except for five grams or less of marijuana in a residence where a child resides or within two thousand feet of the real property comprising a public or private elementary or public or private elementary or secondary school, public vocational school or a public or private community college, college or university, or any school bus is guilty of a class A felony. 3. Any person who violates or attempts to violate this section with respect to any controlled substance except five grams or less of marijuana is guilty of a class B felony. 4. Any person who violates this section with respect to distributing or delivering not more than five grams of marijuana is guilty of a class C felony. Call me today for a free consultation if you have been arrested or charged with either of these criminal charges.

 

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