St. Charles Defense Attorney Bill Byrnes
Marijuana Possession Defense

Marijuana Possession Charges are all too common in St. Louis and St. Charles Missouri. Bill Byrnes wants you to know you have rights, and he’ll work hard to make sure you are properly defended.

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Charged with Possession? You NEED An Attorney

Have you been convicted of marijuana possession? Are you looking for a criminal defense lawyer in the St. Charles area? Give Byrnes Law Firm a call. We want to help you with your marijuana possession charge.

In the state of Missouri, marijuana is classified as a schedule 1 substance. A Schedule 1 controlled substance means that the substance has high risk of substance abuse but has little to no medicinal value. Most people are not aware that it is also illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana.

There are four different penalties usually related to marijuana possession:

  • Up to 35 grams: Misdemeanor, usually punishable with a $1,000 and up to one year in jail, and/or both
  • Between 35 grams and 30 kilograms-felony: Fine up to $5,000, and/or up to 7 years in prison
  • Trafficking (selling or moving) between 30-100 kilograms: If you are found with 30-100 kilograms of marijuana, you are guilty of trafficking drugs even if you have not. This is a felony, with a fine of between $5,000-$20,000 and/or between 5-15 years in prison
  • Trafficking more than 100 kilograms: Like mentioned previously even if you do not sell marijuana but are found with more than 100 kilograms you are charged with trafficking. This is a felony and punishable with a $5,000-$20,000 fine and/or between 10 years to life in prison.

Our goal at Byrnes Law Firm, is to get your marijuana possession charges dropped or even reduced. If you or a family member have been arrested for marijuana possession call us today and put the lawyers at Byrnes Law Firm on your case.

Why Call Bill Byrnes?


For nearly two decades, attorney Bill Byrnes has sought to protect the rights of individuals and families in St. Charles, St. Louis, and throughout the state of Missouri. Through his hard work, knowledge, experience, and dedication, he has won the respect of clients and colleagues throughout the state.


Bill is more than just some lawyer. He truly cares, and treats each of his clients with a far more personal touch than most other lawyers.

Proven Results

Hundreds of clients and thousands of cases, Bill Byrnes has the history and track record to prove he’s prepared for your case. He’s even set case law during his career!


Byrnes Law Firm understands that many people struggle with the financial burdens their case may have, and likely feel reluctant to even speak with a lawyer about their case, often choosing to go at it alone. This is a mistake, and more often than not, will lead to an unfavorable outcome in your case. When your rights are at risk, you need a strong and experienced lawyer at your side to get you through with the best possible outcome, and the Byrnes Law Firm wants you to know that you can call and consult with them about your case absolutely free. Tell your story, and know your options. You’re in good hands.

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