methamphetamine, and other illegal substances and narcotics can result in
serious criminal penalties whether a person is charged with possession,
manufacturing, distributing, or conspiracy to manufacture or deliver a
controlled substance. In order to
protect your legal rights and freedom, it is essential to work with a Kansas
City criminal defense attorney who is highly experienced and skilled in drug
crimes. At The O'Connor Law Firm, we
understand the consequences you face if convicted of a drug-related offense;
this is why we work aggressively to have charges dismissed, reduced, or to
secure an acquittal at trial.
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Individuals who are suspected of manufacturing or delivering/distributing controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamine often face drug trafficking charges. You may be charged at the federal level, which means the punishment if convicted will be even more severe than at the state level. When it comes to drug charges, conspiracy simply means that two or more individuals have "conspired" or agreed to violate drug laws. This is a very serious charge which may result in prison time, substantial fines, a criminal record, and more. Those who deal in drugs or participate in the manufacturing or delivery of illicit substances often cross state lines, which is why it becomes a federal matter.
The penalties an individual will face if convicted of a drug offense depend on the charge, the type and amount of illegal drug involved, criminal history, and other factors. Possession is generally charged as a class C felony, which will result in a fine of $5,000 and up to seven years in prison for those found guilty. Possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana is a class A misdemeanor with penalties that include a fine of $1,000 and/or up to one year in jail.
Drug dealing or manufacturing, distributing, or delivering controlled substances including marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamine is a much more serious crime that will result in harsher punishment in Kansas City, Missouri. Manufacturing a controlled substance is punished by 10 to 30 years in prison; selling or distributing a controlled substance or possession with the intent to sell the drug will result in five to 15 years in prison.
The penalties for various drug offenses are severe, impacting not only your freedom but reputation, career, and relationships. Whether you have been accused of possession or manufacturing/distributing marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamine it is vital to your future to consult with a highly qualified Kansas City criminal defense lawyer. You can trust The O'Connor Law Firm for exceptional, aggressive legal guidance and representation. Contact our firm immediately for a free consultation at 1-816-842-1111.
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 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.