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Experienced Defense Against Drug Possession Charges in Johnson County
Being charged with drug possession can make life difficult. With law enforcement sometimes making false accusations against you that prosecutors are too happy to use in punishing you, you must have an experienced Olathe drug possession lawyer on your side to fight for your rights. We know your challenges at Duma Law Offices and are here to protect your future. You should never fight these charges on your own. Let us help.
Have you been charged with drug possession in Kansas? Call Duma Law Offices, LLC today at (913) 225-8555 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our drug possession attorney in Olathe!
Drug Possession in Kansas
In Kansas, drug possession is the knowing and intentional possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription or lawful authority. Controlled substances in Kansas include illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin, as well as certain prescription drugs. It is important to note that possession can consist of actual possession, constructive possession, or possession with intent to distribute. Actual possession means physically holding or having the drug on one's person; constructive possession means having control or access to the drug, and possession with intent to distribute means having a large quantity of the drugs to sell to others. The specific classification of the drug and the amount in possession will determine the severity of the charge.
What are the Penalties for Drug Possession?
The penalties for drug possession in Kansas depend on the type and amount of drugs involved. For marijuana, punishments can range from a fine of up to one year in jail, while possession of more serious drugs such as cocaine or heroin can carry sentences of up to 10 years in prison and/or fines up to $25,000.
Under K.S.A. § 21-5706, possession of opiates, narcotics, or stimulant controlled substances is a class 4 felony. This type of felony is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 and a possibility of 16 months in prison. Possession of any other type of controlled substance is a class A nonperson misdemeanor. This comes with a fine of up to $2,500 and a jail sentence up to one year.
In addition to possible jail time or fines, offenders may also be required to complete a rehabilitation program or face additional charges if they are found possessing large amounts of drugs. Those facing drug possession charges must speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer will guide how best to proceed and help ensure your rights are protected throughout the process.
Contact Our Drug Possession Attorney Today
Whether or not you are guilty of the accusations made against you, you must build a strong case that helps you tell your side of the story. Our firm has decades of experience satisfying our client's fight against the charges made against them by making good use of the law. Sometimes, merely having an Olathe criminal defense lawyer demand that police produce the so-called incriminating evidence can be enough to cast significant doubt on their assertions. Duma Law Offices knows how to help you explain yourself and obtain a more favorable outcome for your situation.
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Some Effective Defenses Can Include Demonstrating That:
- Police acted unlawfully in their search and seizure of your vehicle or person
- The drugs in question did not belong to you
- No such drugs exist, as shown by the prosecution’s inability to produce them as requested
- You were a victim of entrapment
- The drugs were not illegal, such as if they were mistaken or you had a valid prescription for them
In all these cases, it helps to have more time to build a strong case. The sooner you call our firm, the better chance we will have to understand how to best help you.
Call for a Free Consultation
At Duma Law Offices, we are honest with our clients. During your free, introductory, over-the-phone consultation, we ask that you do the same. The more we know about what happened during your arrest, the more we will be able to show how law enforcement failed in their duty. With decades of experience and numerous legal industry awards, we are confident in our ability to help you protect your future and obtain the best possible outcome for your tough situation.
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