Wentzville, MO asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri

Q: If you were about to enlist but got arrested on a class E felony for delivery of MJ can that be dismissed?

So I was arrested on Dec. 23rd, 2017 and on Dec. 27th, 2017 I was supposed to be going to MEPS. I realize it was irresponsible of me to do that but I was only thinking of my children and how I could actually afford to get them presents and that was the only solution I could see. Either way though I am still in contact with my recruiter and he wants to help me. I really am trying to do this the most cost effective way possible and would rather strive for a dismissal completely but even a reduction might still work.

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Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Your felony drug charge is not going to get dismissed. If you hire an experienced attorney, they might be able to negotiate a plea bargain deal with the Prosecutor to get the charge reduced to a misdemeanor after you serve a period of time on probation. If you can't afford to hire a private criminal defense attorney, you can contact the public defender's office to see if you qualify for a public defender to represent you.

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