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Aggressive Drug Crime Defense Attorneys

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Aggressive Drug Crime Defense Attorneys

In St. Louis, drug crimes are one of the most commonly charged legal offenses. In recent years, there have been calls and some steps taken to reform harsh drug sentencing guidelines throughout the country and in states like Missouri. Despite some progress, individuals in Missouri who face charges related to the possession and trafficking of illegal and prescription drugs still face harsh penalties.

Drug cases are often complex and require a thorough investigation and examination of the related known facts and evidence. For example, it's important to determine the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the illegal substances. Did law enforcement officers have permission to search your vehicle, home or person? If not, did they have a search warrant? Did you know about the drugs' existence? Is there evidence that proves that the drugs are yours?

The attorneys at Rosenblum Schwartz Fry & Johnson, have extensive experience defending against felony state and federal drug charges. That is what sets us apart from other firms in St. Louis and throughout Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas. Contact our St. Louis drug defense attorneys by filling out this online form, or by calling (314) 862 - 4332.

In St. Louis, drug crimes are one of the most commonly charged legal offenses. In recent years, there have been calls and some steps taken to reform harsh drug sentencing guidelines throughout the country and in states like Missouri. Despite some progress, individuals in Missouri who face charges related to the possession and trafficking of illegal and prescription drugs still face harsh penalties.

Aggressive Drug Crime Defense Attorneys

Drug cases are often complex and require a thorough investigation and examination of the related known facts and evidence. For example, it's important to determine the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the illegal substances. Did law enforcement officers have permission to search your vehicle, home or person? If not, did they have a search warrant? Did you know about the drugs' existence? Is there evidence that proves that the drugs are yours?

The attorneys at Rosenblum Schwartz Fry & Johnson, have extensive experience defending against felony state and federal drug charges. That is what sets us apart from other firms in St. Louis and throughout Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas. Contact our St. Louis drug defense attorneys by filling out this online form, or by calling (314) 862 - 4332.

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Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

The St. Louis drug crime lawyers at Rosenblum Schwartz Fry & Johnson have the experience needed to protect defendant's rights.

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We carefully look at all of the evidence related to your drug case and remain in constant communication with you so that we are able to get the best results for you and your future.

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Year after year, our our top rated criminal defense lawyers get the best outcomes possible for the clients who come to us with drug related cases.
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Drug Crime Penalties Can Be Severe

Don't Let a Drug Crime Charge Ruin Your Life

Aggressive Drug Crime Defense Attorneys

Drug related crimes can have very harsh sentences and fines. The severity of the legal consequences one might face for drug offenses, including the distinction between misdemeanor charges and federal legal action, is influenced by a combination of factors. These include the type of controlled substances involved, the total amount of these substances, and whether there are any aggravating or mitigating circumstances associated with the case.

It's imperative for individuals who find themselves accused or arrested on drug-related charges to promptly seek the guidance of a St. Louis drug crime attorney. The representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney can literally mean the difference between walking free and spending years in prison. In addition, a drug crime conviction can stay on your record for the rest of your life, affecting your life in negative ways, such as your ability to get a job.

Consulting with a legal expert is essential for a comprehensive understanding of the charges, protection of one's constitutional rights, and an exploration of the legal avenues available. At Rosenblum Schwartz Fry & Johnson, our Lawyers are known for their investigative skills and ability to craft defense strategies that produce favorable outcomes for clients. To discuss your criminal drug case with a lawyer at our St. Louis firm, call 314-862-4332 or get in touch with us through our online contact form. All initial consultations are free of charge, we provide evening and weekend appointments and accept all major credit cards.


25 Years of Fighting for Clients Charged With Drug Crimes


You Owe It To Your Future To Have The Drug Crime Attorneys At Rosenblum Schwartz Fry & Johnson Representing You

The Top Criminal Lawyers In Missouri


Scott Rosenblum

Drug Crime Defense Lawyer Scott Rosenblum

Mr. Rosenblum has been successfully representing individuals charged with drug offenses at the Federal and State level for 25 years. He has represented dozens of professional athletes and major recording artists. He has tried over 400 cases. Mr. Rosenblum is listed in St. Louis Magazine Best Lawyer; Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers; Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White.

Mr. Rosenblum has represented individuals in Federal cases in Missouri, Illinois, South Dakota, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Georgia, New Jersey, Washington State, Washington D.C., Utah, Kansas, Maryland, California, and North Carolina.

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Joel J Schwartz

Drug Crime Defense Attorney Joel J Schwartz

Mr. Schwartz is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell. He is a life member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice. Joel has been a lecturer for several legal educational institutions and has appeared as a legal commentator for several news outlets.

Mr. Schwartz's practice concentrates exclusively in the area of Federal and State criminal defense.

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Matt Fry

Criminal Defense Lawyer Matt Fry
Matt Fry is one of Missouri’s premiere attorneys. He has successfully defended numerous clients on charges ranging from murder to assault, robbery, and fraud. Matt’s main focus is in the area of DWI, Drug, and Sex offenses. He also handles select civil cases and appeals.
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Veletta Conrad

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(October 27, 2023)

If you are in need of a good Criminal Defense lawyer & don't want to settle for less than the best; DON'T hesitate to call Attorney Scott Rosenblum & Attorney Brianne Besheer. Attorney Brianne is a straight from the hip/no chaser/transparent Attorney. She's diligent, a go getter & will fight for you! Their team is an excellent choice.

Larron Hamilton

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(February, 2023)

T.J Mathes and Scott ROSENBLUM saved my life!!! Not guilty verdict! Highly recommended. Top dogs cost top dollar when your life is on the line!

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(January 15, 2024)

Hired for Possession of controlled substance charges.

I am a recovering heroin addict. I hired Mr. Hunsaker for a large amount of possession cases I amassed during the time I was using. Mr. Hunsaker went above and beyond answering every question I had to insure I had a solid understanding of what was going on. Ultimately I saw no jail/prison time and was given probation for all of them, allowing me to continue on a path of recovery and rebuilding my life. Mr. Hunsaker is an amazing lawyer and a very helpful.

Types of Drug Crime Charges

Cases that our Missouri Federal Defense Attorneys Handle


Drug Possession

Being charged with drug possession involves having an illegal substance on your person, vehicle, or property. This includes a wide range of controlled substances, from narcotics to prescription pills without a valid prescription. Our defense strategies address charges involving various drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, and prescription opioids.

Possession with Intent to Distribute

This charge implies holding large quantities of drugs, suggesting an intent to sell or distribute beyond personal use. It can involve substances like marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and methamphetamine. Our legal team challenges the evidence around intent and the amount of drugs in question.

Drug Distribution and Trafficking

The sale, transport, and distribution of illegal drugs, including crossing state or national borders, falls under this category. We handle cases involving marijuana, heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, and other narcotics, defending against both state and federal trafficking charges.

Drug Manufacturing and Cultivation

Engaging in the production or cultivation of illegal drugs, such as operating meth labs or growing marijuana plants, attracts significant legal penalties. Our attorneys are experienced in defending clients accused of manufacturing drugs like methamphetamine, ecstasy (MDMA), and cannabis.

Prescription Drug Offenses

Illegal possession, distribution, or obtaining prescription drugs through fraud, including opioids (like Oxycodone and Hydrocodone), benzodiazepines (such as Xanax and Valium), and amphetamines (including Adderall), are prosecuted vigorously. We offer defenses against these charges, focusing on prescription validity and medical necessity.

Drug Paraphernalia

Owning or distributing items used in the consumption, manufacturing, or processing of illicit drugs is illegal. This can include syringes, pipes, bongs, and more, related to drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Our defense often questions the intended use of these items.

Drug Conspiracy

Agreeing to participate in illegal drug activities can lead to conspiracy charges, even without direct involvement in drug handling. We defend clients accused of conspiring to distribute or manufacture any controlled substance, highlighting the lack of substantial evidence.

DUI/DWI with Drugs

Operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, prescription medications, or any narcotic, can result in DUI/DWI charges. Our representation challenges the evidence and procedures used in the arrest and testing processes.

Counterfeit Substance Distribution

Distributing substances misrepresented as a specific drug, which could include selling fake prescription drugs or synthetic cannabinoids (often referred to as "spice" or "K2"), is a crime. Our defense strategies include disputing the nature and knowledge of the substance's authenticity.

Analogue Act Violations

The Federal Analogue Act targets drugs chemically similar to controlled substances, often referred to as "designer drugs." This includes synthetic substances meant to mimic the effects of drugs like LSD, MDMA, or methamphetamine. Our legal team navigates the complex chemical and legal distinctions in defending against these charges.

Other Practice Areas


Drug Possession

Possession with Intent to Distribute

Drug Distribution and Trafficking

Drug Manufacturing and Cultivation

Prescription Drug Offenses

Drug Paraphernalia

Drug Conspiracy

DUI/DWI with Drugs

Counterfeit Substance Distribution

Analogue Act Violations