Drug Trafficking in Kansas City, Missouri - Drug Trafficking Attorney, Matt O'Connor
Drug trafficking is often subject to federal drug charges, which means the punishment if convicted will be harsher than if a person were convicted at the state level. Trafficking involves illegally selling or distributing controlled substances such as heroin, cocaine, MDMA, marijuana, methamphetamine, and other drugs.
Penalties for Drug Trafficking in Missouri
The punishment an individual will face if found guilty of drug trafficking depend on certain factors including the type and amount of drug involved, criminal history, and whether the individual accused was buying drugs or attempting to deliver or sell the substance.
Selling, distributing, manufacturing, and delivering all constitute drug trafficking. Those charged with delivering, distributing, or manufacturing or attempting any of the above face Class A felony charges, which if convicted may result in a prison term of 10 to 30 years or even life behind bars. This applies to certain drugs in amounts of:
- Heroin - more than 30 grams
- Marijuana - more than 30 kilograms
- Cocaine or substances containing a cocaine base - more than 8 grams
- Methamphetamine, amphetamine - more than 30 grams
- PCP - more than 30 grams
- LSD - more than 500 milligrams
Those who have a specific amount of these illegal substances in their possession or who attempt to purchase a drug in the amounts listed above may face Class B felony charges. If found guilty, the penalties include a prison terms of between five and 15 years.
The punishment for drug trafficking is severe, stealing your freedom and negatively impacting literally every aspect of your life.
Contact The O'Connor Law Firm Today
Drug trafficking is perhaps the most serious of all drug crimes, and may result in decades or even life in prison. If you have been accused of this criminal offense, it is imperative you take action immediately to protect your legal rights and freedom. At The O'Connor Law Firm we fight vigorously on behalf of our clients, providing you with the legal guidance and support essential to reaching positive results. If you are in search of a Kansas City criminal defense attorney who is skilled, capable, and most of all committed to your future, contact our firm now at 816-842-1111.