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Drug Possession

Drug Possession

Overland Park Drug Crimes Attorney – (888) 387-2036

Prosecutors across Kansas will not relent when pursuing a drug crime conviction. The ongoing opioid epidemic has members of society and government agencies on edge, which means overzealous District Attorneys, judges, and juries. You need to defend yourself immediately if accused of even a simple drug crime like drug possession.

Come to Gigstad Law Office, LLC in Overland Park and speak with Attorney Robert Gigstad, an award-winning criminal defense lawyer with a reputation for tenacity in the face of strong oppositions. He has an in-depth understanding of Kansas criminal law, local courts, and so on. Use his experience as your advantage today by calling (888) 387-2036 and requesting an initial case evaluation today.

Some of the awards and memberships Attorney Gigstad has earned include:

  • Expertise – Best DUI Lawyers in Kansas City (2018)
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Justia 10.0 Lawyer Rating
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2016 – 2018)

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Drug Possession Charge Details

To be in possession of an illegal substance, you must have either had it on your immediate person or in your control, in most circumstances. For example, if you have marijuana in your pocket or under your bed, you can be charged with possession in either circumstance. Kansas follows all federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) guidelines for ruling substances as illegal narcotics, such as cocaine, heroin, and illegally obtained or used prescription drugs. Possessing any amount of recreational marijuana is also strictly illegal, constituting a misdemeanor that can be penalized with a six-month jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

The penalties for a drug possession charge can escalate depending on:

  • Substance
  • Amount
  • Location of arrest
  • Prior criminal history

You Deserve a Fighting Chance in Court

Gigstad Law Office, LLC stands up for the rights of the criminally accused, no matter the odds. Each person is innocent until proven guilty, which is something that is all-too-often overlooked in drug possession cases. Let Attorney Gigstad know what has happened that led to your arrest and he will let you know how he and his Overland Park criminal defense law firm can help.

Begin by calling (888) 387-2036 at any time.

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