Defending Marijuana Distribution And Possession Charges

No matter how you feel about the pros and cons of marijuana use, Kansas takes a firm stance against all activities related to the drug. Here, even possessing small amounts can result in penalties like a year in jail or fines up to $2,500. If you stand accused, it's definitely in your best interest to mount a solid criminal defense.

At Billam & Henderson, LLC Attorneys at Law, we've been working for over 30 combined years to help the people of Kansas fight for the best possible outcomes when they face serious drug charges in state and federal court. We're proud to redefine the way residents of cities like Olathe deal with the legal system, and our problem-solving focus is rooted in maintaining honest, open dialogues with those who find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Marijuana Charges In Kansas

Although states like Kansas take a less strict stance towards possession of marijuana than they would for some other drugs, the charges you're up against can easily compound and worsen. For instance, you may be charged with serious distribution crimes if police find marijuana packaged in separate bags or a large quantity of the drug on your person or property — even if it was intended for personal use only. Depending on what you're accused of and whether you're convicted, you could potentially be sentenced to penalties such as:

  • Up to 17 years in prison for growing marijuana
  • Up to $500,000 fines or 17 years in prison for selling marijuana
  • Fines as high as $100,000 for second-time possession offenses

Fighting the drug charges filed against you is vital to your future. Our marijuana lawyers firmly believe in being honest about your prospects and informing you fully so you can choose the wisest course of action. Our experienced team strives to help you understand how the law applies to your particular circumstances so you can decide how to best respond and minimize the fallout.

All Crimes Are Defensible, But You Need The Right Strategy

There's no such thing as a foregone conclusion in the world of criminal justice. Even though police and prosecutors may tell you that you're sure to be convicted and sentenced, accepting the plea bargains and deals they offer isn't always the best option.

Talk to an attorney with Billam & Henderson, LLC Attorneys at Law, today to find out how we can defend your rights. Marijuana laws may be slower to change in states like Kansas and Missouri than they are elsewhere, but staying informed can help you navigate your case towards a better ending. Speak with our criminal defense staff today by calling 913-712-0555, or send us a message online.