Although the American war on drugs remains a heated and concerning topic, drug users and suppliers are still within the crosshairs of state and federal legislation. In Kansas, drug offenses can range from misdemeanors to felonies depending on the controlled substance, the amount, and a person's criminal record. At Garretson & Toth, LLC, we can deliver the powerhouse defense and personal advocacy you deserve for your drug crime case.
What is the benefit of having former prosecutors on your side? Our firm is able to identify the types of tactics and strategies that prosecutors use to gain convictions and harsh sentences. Armed with this knowledge, we can structure defense plans around the prosecution to neutralize their cases. Discover how we can challenge your drug charge in Olathe or anywhere else in Eastern Kansas. Contact us today!
No matter the nature of your drug offense, you face serious penalties and life-changing criminal records, including large fines, terms of imprisonment and years of probation.
If you have been charged with simple drug possession or other misdemeanor drug offenses, then you might be able to avoid jail through alternative sentencing options. Other crimes, such as sales or distribution, leave little room for leniency, however.
Ever since Kansas laws changed in July of 2012, the penalties for felony drug crimes have changed substantially. Much like federal sentencing guidelines, Kansas drug sentencing guidelines are calculated based on the amount of the controlled substance involved. Now even if you are a first time offender, your chances of probation have significantly dropped—you are likely facing certain imprisonment if you are convicted.
Tyler Garretson spent years in the drug division of the Johnson County District Attorney's Office and has accumulated ample knowledge of the laws surrounding the full spectrum of misdemeanor and felony drug offenses. Scott Toth also served as a prosecutor for over a decade.
This means that not only do our attorneys have 57 years of combined criminal law experience, but they have irreplaceable inside knowledge of your legal opponent. These insights prove to be another valuable component of our firm's ability to produce successful results.