Drug Possession

Facing felony charges for Possession of Controlled Substances (drug possession) in Kansas is an extremely serious legal problem. Charges like this have the potential to change your life forever.

Criminal Charge in Kansas City? Call Attorney, Mark Hagen at (913) 871-1007.
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When you are accused of violating Kansas drug laws you need experience on your side. You want someone who knows the laws and knows the local courts. I do and having practiced across Kansas City (both Kansas and Missouri) for years, I know what happens in the halls of the local courthouse and who the important players are.

Even a marijuana possession offense is a serious legal problem under Kansas law.

The prosecution must prove two things in a possession case. The first is that an illegal substance was found, and secondly, that it belonged to you. In many cases, this isn’t as easy as it might sound.

Kansas Drug Possession Defense Strategies

Of course, in order to determine the best way to fight and defend your case, I need to hear the details. Your under the Constitution are sacred, and I will ensure that yours are protected, from your first contact with the police until your court date.

Many people are surprised at how often the police make mistakes in acquiring and  handling evidence in drug cases. If this happened in your case, we can get the evidence thrown out. If you were the victim of an unreasonable search I will immediately file a motion to suppress the evidence. Positive results in cases like these are what I do best. I have managed to get charges dropped when the police made mistakes in initial stops. I have also helped my clients negotiate positive plea agreements with the prosecutor.

Whatever the situation, I can help make sure you are treated fairly in court. I believe in a relentless fight for my clients and am willing to put forth the effort to ensure our justice system works for you.

Kansas Drug Possession Penalties

Knowing what you’re up against is half the battle. While the prospect of a prison sentence is frightening, not knowing what you are facing can be even scarier.

Drug/Substance Crime Classification Potential Penalty for Possession in KS
Opiates, narcotics or stimulants (including methamphetamine) Drug severity level 4 felony Up to 3 ½ years in prison and $100,000 in fines
Marijuana, depressants, other stimulants, LSD, Psilocybin, and anabolic steroids Class A non-person misdemeanor 1st offense: Up to 1 year in prison and $2,500 in fines.

2nd offense: Up to 3 ½ years in prison and $100,000 in fines.

Paraphernalia Class A non-person felony 1st offense: Up to 1 year in prison and $2,500 in fines.

Ref: Kansas Statutes Chapter 65, Article 41

Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, your rights and freedom are important to me. All cases are different and while I am very experienced in this area of law, I also understand that no two cases can be treated the same. You deserve individualized attention from a local attorney and with me that’s exactly what you will get.

I will work tirelessly to ensure you get the best possible outcome in court. So let’s work together. Call me today to discuss your case and see what ideas I have that may help you.