Olathe Drug Crimes Attorney
Aggressive Defense Against Drug Charges in Johnson County
Drug crimes are serious offenses in Kansas that can have long-lasting consequences for those convicted. Kansas has strict drug laws that can lead to severe penalties. For this reason, it's essential to understand the complexities of Kansas drug laws and seek the guidance of an experienced attorney if you or a loved one is facing drug crime charges. Our drug crimes attorney in Olathe can help defend your rights, explore possible defenses, negotiate plea bargains, and advocate for reduced costs or sentencing.
Are you facing a drug crimes charge in Kansas? Call Garretson & Toth, LLC today at (913) 971-0296 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our drug crimes lawyer in Olathe!
Drug Charges We Defend Against
Our Olathe drug crimes lawyer defends against a variety of drug charges, including:
- Marijuana cultivation
Why Hire Us?
Our Olathe 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.
Our drug crime attorney is:
- Backed by 57 years' combined experience in the courtroom
- Selection for the list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
- Invitation to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
- Former prosecutors providing invaluable insights
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.
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What are the Penalties for Drug Crime in Kansas?
Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Kansas, and the state has implemented strict penalties to deter drug offenses. The penalties for drug crimes in Kansas can vary depending on the type of drug, the amount involved, and the nature of the offense. Some common drug crimes and their penalties in Kansas include:
- Possession of a controlled substance: Possession of any amount of a controlled substance, including marijuana, can result in a jail sentence of up to one year and fines of up to $2,500 for a first-time offense. Subsequent offenses can result in higher fines and longer prison sentences.
- Possession with intent to distribute: If a person is caught with a certain amount of drugs or has other evidence suggesting they intend to sell drugs, they may be charged with possession with intent to distribute. Penalties for this crime can range from probation to up to 20 years in prison, depending on the type and quantity of drugs involved.
- Drug trafficking: Drug trafficking involves transporting or selling drugs across state lines or within the state. Penalties for drug trafficking can include fines up to $500,000 and imprisonment for life in prison.
- Drug manufacturing: Manufacturing or cultivating illegal drugs, such as methamphetamine or cocaine, can result in fines of up to $500,000 and life imprisonment.
It's important to note that penalties for drug crimes in Kansas can be enhanced if they occur near schools, public parks, or other designated areas. Additionally, drug crimes involving minors can result in harsher penalties.
If you or a loved one is facing drug crime charges in Kansas, it's crucial to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney who can help defend your rights and work to mitigate the impact of these charges.
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.
Can Jail Time Be Avoided With a Drug Charge?
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.
Contact Our Olathe Drug Crimes Lawyer Today
At Garretson & Toth, LLC, we can deliver the powerhouse defense and personal advocacy you deserve for your drug crime case in Olathe or beyond. 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 are another valuable component of our firm's ability to produce successful results.
If you are facing drug charges, there's no time to wait on experienced legal counsel. Hiring a quality Olathe drug crimes lawyer can help you advocate for yourself throughout the legal process. To discuss your case in greater detail, call now or contact us online to schedule a case consultation.
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