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Possession of less than 35 g. of marijuana in Missouri is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of a year in jail and/or a fine of $1,000. Unlike a traffic violation, a misdemeanor is not the kind of offense that would allow you to resolve this by remote by paying a fine. Misdemeanors are generally 'must appears.'
You want to avoid a warrant for your arrest and the ultimate suspension of your driving privileges. You can do that best by hiring a lawyer in Missouri and having him work to find out what's going on in your matters and to resolve as much of this for you as possibly can be done before you'd have to come back to court for the final resolution of your matter.
If you're not sure where to find a Missouri criminal lawyer to work this out for you, contact the Missouri State Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service and they can find you one. Their small referral fee includes a free half hour conversation with the attorney which you can have over the phone so that you won't have to make a special trip in, just to meet your lawyer.
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