Wichita Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys
Decades of Criminal Law Experience for Clients throughout South Central Kansas
Kansas strictly regulates the possession and distribution of controlled substances, ranging from simple possession of marijuana to trafficking large quantities of illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. A drug conviction of any type can have a significant impact on your life and future, which is why it is imperative that you retain qualified legal representation. At Hulnick, Stang, Gering & Leavitt, we are well known for the quality of our criminal defense representation. With over 80 years of collective experience, our skilled legal team is here to help you fight charges and protect your rights.
Drug Offenses in Kansas
In Kansas, drugs are categorized into five schedules, with the most addictive and dangerous listed under Schedule I. Kansas law also criminalizes the possession of the precursors used to manufacture illegal drugs. The severity of a drug charge is dictated by the type of drugs involved, the quantity, whether you have previous drug convictions, and other relevant factors.
For example, simple possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia such as a crack pipe carries a potential penalty of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Third convictions can be charged as a felony that will subject you to the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines.
Possession of more dangerous narcotics are generally charged as felonies. Those penalties are calculated based on the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines, which can reach up to 204 months in prison and fines of up to $500,000.
Drug crimes involving sales or distribution, manufacturing, or trafficking carry the most severe potential penalties.
In addition to the criminal penalties, a drug conviction may subject you to the Kansas Offender Registration Act, and can have a detrimental effect on your civil rights, including your ability to possess a firearm.
Talk to a Wichita Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer at Our Firm
Drug offenses can be complex and require the attention and advocacy of a criminal defense firm that knows the system and how to use your constitutional rights and the rules of evidence in your best interests. Hulnick, Stang, Gering & Leavitt has been in practice since 1987 and has built an outstanding reputation for honest, ethical, and reliable legal representation.
Contact us for a free case evaluation at (316) 665-7227.