Cocaine Charges Defense Attorney in Kansas City, Missouri
Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew O'Connor

Any offense allegedly involving cocaine or "crack" cocaine is serious, whether you have been charged with possession or the sale/distribution of what is considered a CDS or controlled dangerous substance.  Whether you have been arrested or are under investigation, it is vital to consult with a skilled Kansas City criminal defense lawyer as early as possible, as your legal rights and freedom may be in jeopardy.  At The O'Connor Law Firm we are all too aware of the serious consequences those who are convicted of a crime involving cocaine face.  You must take action immediately in your own defense!

Preserve your rights with a Kansas City Cocaine criminal defense attorney

If you are subject to an arrest for Cocaine possession, cocaine sale and/or cocaine distribution there are several points you should know. You should always request that your criminal defense attorney be present before you speak to the police, and that is your right. Never state aloud or sign any kind of confession, as this information can and will be used by the prosecution against you. No matter what, always contact a Kansas City cocaine defense lawyer as soon as you are arrested; or even prior to your arrest if possible. You need to know your rights and have an attorney present or providing advice during the initial stages of the event as well as during questioning or interrogation. Even if you feel your case is not defendable, an evaluation is critical because often times police, investigators and witnesses make mistakes that can be used to your advantage.
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Cocaine Possession in Kansas City, Missouri

In most cases, cocaine possession is considered a class C felony offense.  Felony charges typically result in harsher penalties than misdemeanors, and may result in prison time, fines, and more for those convicted.  The maximum punishment for those found guilty of cocaine possession is 7 years in prison along with a fine of $5,000.  How serious the penalties are may depend on the amount of cocaine you allegedly possessed, criminal history, and other factors. 

Sale or Distribution of Cocaine Charges & Penalties in Kansas City, Missouri

Because it is a controlled substance, cocaine distribution or selling is a serious criminal offense.  Controlled substances are categorized on a "schedule" of drugs, with those in Schedule I or Schedule II being considered the most dangerous, abused, or addictive.  Cocaine is listed as a Schedule II substance, and those who manufacture, distribute, or traffic the drug will face severe penalties if convicted.  If you are charged with selling cocaine or possession of cocaine with intent to sell, the penalties you face may include a maximum of 15 years in prison.  The minimum prison term for selling cocaine is five years. 

The consequences of a conviction for either possessing or distributing cocaine are extremely serious.  Not only may you lose your freedom, your career and reputation may be seriously damaged.  A criminal record also makes finding employment or housing difficult as anyone can perform a criminal background check.

Contact The O'Connor Law Firm Immediately

Kansas City Drug charges are aggressively prosecuted in the state of Missouri. Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and possession with intent to deliver are often the subject matter of federal charges in the Western District of Missouri, United States District Court and also the District of Kansas, United States District Court.  Whether you have been accused of cocaine possession or distributing the drug, it is vital to your future to work with a skilled Kansas City criminal defense attorney who will protect your legal rights, provide legal guidance, and explore all possible options in order to reach the best possible outcome. 

Kansas City Cocaine possession, sale or distribution defense attorney, Matt O'Connor

Matt O’Connor was previously a professor of the law of evidence, and he knows what it takes to successfully defend anyone who has been charged with cocaine crimes in Kansas City, Missouri. When you hire his team, you will get unparalleled personal attention and care that you won’t receive from any other law firm.  Matt O'Connor has over 20 years experience in the court room, and has often times been called upon as a legal contributor for programs like the national Fox News channel and many other local Kansas City stations.