Overland Park Drug Crime Attorney
Experienced Representation Against Drug Charges in Kansas
Whether you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor, drug charges can substantially impact your life for years. Your case could proceed in the district courts or a municipal court. Either way, the best chance to protect your rights and freedom is to contact a trusted defense attorney immediately.
Drug cases are unlike many other types of criminal cases. The prosecutor must introduce evidence of drug possession or paraphernalia to prove your guilt. To do so, the evidence must pass constitutional muster. At Stolte Law, LLC, I can employ an aggressive pretrial motions strategy to challenge the admissibility of the government's evidence. I will not accept or consider a plea until the admissibility of the evidence is considered.
Are you facing drug charges in Kansas? Call Stolte Law, LLC today at (913) 270-0497 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our drug crime attorney in Overland Park!
Drug Cases We Handle
At our law firm, we handle a wide range of drug cases, including:
- Possession charges
- Toxic Vapors
- Trafficking Contraband
What Is Possession of a Controlled Substance?
In general, you can be convicted of possessing a controlled substance if you possess any illicit drug, such as marijuana, meth, cocaine, heroin, or chemical analogs. The penalty may be a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the item's quantity and the item's nature.
What Is Possession of Paraphernalia?
Kansas defines paraphernalia as any item used to manufacture, cultivate, plant, propagate, harvest, test, analyze, distribute, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce a controlled substance into the human body. Essentially, any item in contact with a controlled substance may be considered paraphernalia. The penalty range of this charge depends on several factors and may be either a felony or a misdemeanor.
The most common items are:
- Bongs, pipes, or syringes
- Rolling papers
How Can I Be Charged With Distribution?
Charges for distributing a controlled substance may arise on the intent to distribute or physically sell substances. These are the stereotypical cases with evidence of sales ranging from controlled buy scenarios, use of confidential informants, or witness testimony.
However, you may be charged with the distribution of a controlled substance if you are found to be in possession of a certain amount of a controlled substance. You and your attorney may present a defense to this type of charge that the amount was for personal use. But, the statute provides the government with a rebuttable presumption that larger quantities were for distribution purposes.
The penalties for this charge range from misdemeanors to high-level felonies.
Trafficking Drugs Within a Jail or Prison
Trafficking contraband within a correctional institution is a nonperson felony that carries a presumptive prison sentence in most cases. The act of trafficking includes:
- Attempting to introduce
- Taking contraband into prison
- Sending contraband
- Possessing contraband
- Distributing contraband within the facility
- Supplying objects that may aid in escape from prison
Contraband can be virtually anything that is not allowed in prison. The severity of the offense is increased if the item is drugs or firearms or if a corrections officer does the trafficking.
Contact Our Drug Crime Lawyer Today
Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and skills to defend your rights and advocate for a favorable outcome in your case. We understand the complex legal issues and defenses often involved in drug cases and will work tirelessly to build a solid and effective defense strategy on your behalf. No matter your drug charge, you can trust our team to provide top-quality legal representation and support.
Contact Stolte Law, LLC today to schedule a FREE consultation with our drug crime attorney in Overland Park!