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Drug Offenses

We Work to Keep You Out of Jail

If you have been charged with a federal or state drug offense, staying out of jail is your biggest concern — as it should be. Drug penalties in Missouri are among the toughest in the nation and federal drug penalties can be several times worse. You will need to fight aggressively to keep a conviction off your record.

"Your criminal record will make a difference in the outcome of your case and we use it to your advantage. Our goal is always to have your charges dismissed. If we can't, we have a proven record of finding alternative penalties and conviction set-aside programs that keep you out of jail." — Attorney Andrea Welch

Welch, Martin & Albano is recognized throughout western Missouri for our experience and resources to defend clients against the most serious drug crimes. Our defense team includes former prosecutors and attorneys who continue to serve in a prosecutorial and judicial capacity in the region.

We understand drug charges from both sides of the aisle. Because we work so closely with prosecutors, we have earned their respect. When we come to the table with a proposal, they take us seriously.

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Contact us to discuss the drug charges you, or your family members, are facing. We offer a free consultation and will provide a clear, honest explanation of the charges and what to expect as your case progresses.

We represent clients throughout western Missouri in all federal and state narcotics charges, including:

  • Marijuana possession and sales
  • Cocaine charges
  • Illegal prescription drugs
  • Illegal Internet drug sales
  • Cultivation and manufacturing
  • All other felony and misdemeanor narcotics charges

Our Approach

Many people charged with drug crimes come to us thinking there is no hope of avoiding a conviction. It's important to remember that the there are many defense strategies that focus on your constitutional rights.

We investigate to determine whether the police had probable cause to suspect a crime and search your personal possessions. We also ask whether the police can prove the narcotics belonged to you. Were your rights protected throughout the process? Were you given the right to talk to an attorney immediately? Can illegal evidence be suppressed? Because we have experience as prosecutors, we know how the police and prosecutors must proceed.

Contact us right away. From our offices in Independence, we handle cases in courts throughout western Missouri.