Drug Possession Charges in Olathe
Defense Strategies for Drug Possession
Many state or city drug charges arise out of unplanned events or arrests
in conjunction with something else. For example, many drug arrests are
made after a plain traffic stop and the officer ends up finding marijuana
or other drugs on the person or in the vehicle. This can sometimes lead
to a suppression issue, resulting in a dismissal of the case. You need
our team by your side to fight for your freedom.
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Sometimes drug related arrests are made through a planned bust, often accompanied
with federal rather than state charges. Our firm has experienced events
where local law enforcement setts traps for people regarding drug sales,
which leads to state charges. This happens when one person is threatened
with drug charges and the officer makes a deal not to charge them if they
agree to tell on someone else. This often requires the informer to wear
a wire and convince one of their acquaintances to sell them drugs three
times. The whole event is recorded by the officer and used in court at
a later time.
State Laws Against Drug Possession
Possession of opiates, narcotics, or stimulant controlled substances is
a class 4
K.S.A. § 21-5706 and is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 and as many as 16 months
in prison. Possession of any other controlled substance is a class A nonperson
misdemeanor, resulting in a fine of up to $2,500 and a jail sentence of
up to one year.
Contact Our Strong Olathe Drug Crime Lawyer
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC we are prepared to fight for you. False
charges of drug possession could affect your job, your reputation, your
finances and your relationships. Defend yourself today by calling for a
free case evaluation with a trained member of our legal team. With our help, your charges could
be reduced, or even dismissed altogether.
Contact an Olathe
drug crime attorney today! We serve clients throughout Johnson County.