Wichita Marijuana Defense Lawyers
Understanding Kansas’ Marijuana Laws
While other states have legalized the use of marijuana for both recreation and medical purposes, Kansas still places this substance as a Schedule I drug. Generally speaking, anything less than 25 grams will likely be considered simple possession unless other evidence points to the intent to distribute which is much more serious and can lead to harsher felony penalties.
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No matter what type of marijuana charge you face, you should seek the help of one of our Wichita marijuana defense attorneys at Hulnick, Stang, Gering & Leavitt. Our firm has a reputation for agreessive, high-quality representation based on 80 years of collective experience. As a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Rated Criminal Defense Law Firm, we are fully equipped to fight for your rights and represent you in your case.
What are the Penalties for Marijuana Possession in Kansas?
Possession of marijuana is charged according to the quantity involved and your previous drug convictions as follows:
- First possession (in an amount that would preclude intent to distribute) is charged as a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000
- Second possession is charged as a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500
- Third possession is charged as a felony punishable by up to 42 months in jail and a fine of up to $100,000 with penalties determined by Kansas Sentencing Guidelines
- First possession in an amount that would presume intent to distribute is charged as a felony punishable according to Kansas Sentencing Guidelines
- Any offense involving intent to distribute or the cultivation of marijuana will be charged as a felony with penalties based on the quantity found, previous criminal history, and other facts relevant to the case subject to Kansas Sentencing Guidelines
Other factors that can affect how you are charged and punished are the municipality or court in which your case is filed, the judge who hears your case, and the prosecutor assigned to your case. Certain judges and prosecutors may view a marijuana offense as less serious or more serious than others. Because of this, it is essential that you have the benefit of an attorney who is experienced handling these types of cases.
Our Wichita Marijuana Lawyers Can Fight for You
A marijuana offense can have serious consequences depending on your situation. Having the advice of an experienced attorney from Hulnick, Stang, Gering & Leavitt will be invaluable. Let us put our combined 80 years of practice to work for you in seeking the best possible case result.