Drug Laws

If you’ve been accused of or arrested for a Kansas Drug Possession charge, you need an experienced criminal lawyer to help you through it. Take advantage of our free consultation and make an informed decision about how you want to proceed. You have nothing to lose by calling. I’ll give you some free advice either way. Call now, 888-439-4244.

Arrested for Drug Possession in Kansas?

If you’ve been arrested on a drug possession charge in Kansas, you need help right away in figuring out what to do next. You want to look for every opportunity to beat the charges, or get them dismissed, and keep your record clean.

That’s what I do. I fight drug possession charges. I will immediately file a motion to suppress any evidence against you if there is a chance that the police searched you illegally. I will challenge the state to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt every step of the way, and I’ve had a lot of success in these cases. I know the Kansas criminal statutes in depth, and what it takes to fight and beat a possession charge or more serious felony drug charges.

Kansas Drug Possession Defense Strategies

In a drug possession case, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a) what they found was an illegal substance, and b) that it belonged to you. You have a right against unreasonable search and seizure. In many drug possession cases, I’ll file a motion to suppress any evidence against you if that evidence may have been illegally obtained. There are a variety of other rights and protections that you have under the US Constitution, and Kansas laws. I’m willing to unleash a barrage of defense motions on the DA to insure that your rights are fully protected.

I’ll be happy to discuss your case, and go over what I think are the best possible defense strategies for your specific situation in a free consultation.  Give me a call to find out what I can do for you, with no obligation. Call me now at my Kansas City office at (888) 439-4244.

Drug Possession Penalties

SubstanceClassificationPenalty
Possession of opiates, narcotics, or stimulants (amphetamines)Drug Severity Level 4 Felonyup to 3 1/2 years in prison, $100,000 fine
Possession of marijuana, other stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens (LSD, acid, psilocybin) or  anabolic steroids – (also See my Marijuana possession page)Class A non person MisdemeanorFirst Offense: up to 1 year in prison, $2500 fine.
Second Offense: up to 3 1/2 years in prison, $100,000 fine
Possession drug paraphernaliaClass A non person MisdemeanorFirst Offense: up to 1 year in prison, $2500 fine.
Second Offense: up to 3 1/2 years in prison, $100,000 fine

Kansas Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalties excerpts

Drug Classifications

Schedule I Drugs are considered highly addictive drugs with a high likelihood of abuse, and no approved medical uses. The include Heroin, Marijuana, and many hallucinogens, such as LSD, Mescaline, Peyote, Psilocybin.

Schedule II Drugs are considered highly addictive drugs with a high likelihood of abuse, and limited approved medical uses. They include cocaine, coedine, hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone/oxycontin, and related opiates.

Schedule III Drugs are considered highly addictive drugs with a less likelihood of abuse, and limited approved medical uses. They include many barbituates, ketamine (special K), GHB,

Schedule IV Drugs are considered addictive drugs with a less likelihood of abuse, and some approved medical uses. They include chloral hydrate, and many common prescription drugs.

Schedule IV Drugs are considered somewhat addictive drugs with a less likelihood of abuse, and some approved medical uses. They include chloral hydrate, and many common prescription drugs.

Drug paraphernalia is may include kits, spoons, scales, capsules, balloons, needles, syringes, pipes, bongs, masks, roach clips, and other devices described in KSA 21-5701.

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