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Arrested for Drug Distribution in a School Zone in Kansas?
A charge of drug distribution in Kansas is serious enough, but the penalties if they accuse you of selling in a school zone (within 1000 feet of any school) are even more severe. You’re facing a drug severity level 2 felony at a minimum. You need a top defense lawyer to represent you as soon as possible to protect your rights.
I work almost exclusively on criminal defense cases, and I know the Kansas criminal statutes in depth. And I know exactly what it takes to beat a drug distribution charge, and protect you rights and freedom in every way possible.
Kansas Drug Dealing/Distributing Defense Strategies
One of the first things I’d look at is if it’s possible to get the charges reduced to possession, where the penalties in Kansas aren’t quite so severe. Barring that, strategies really depend on the facts of the case, how the drugs were discovered, if there are any search and seizure issues, and a variety of other factors that depend on the specific facts of your case.
Being accused of selling drugs within a school zone is a very serious crime, and you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights. Take advantage of my 15 years of criminal defense experience, and find out what I can do for you in a free consultation.
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Kansas Criminal Laws, excerpt
Kansas Drug Distribution Laws in a School Zone
Chapter 65.–PUBLIC HEALTH, Article 41.–CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
65-4163. Unlawful acts relating to sale or distribution of depressants, stimulants or hallucinogenic drugs or other substances; penalties; acts within 1,000 feet of school property. (a) Except as authorized by the uniform controlled substances act, it shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale or have in such person’s possession with the intent to sell, deliver or distribute; cultivate; prescribe; administer; deliver; distribute; or dispense:
(1) Any depressant designated in subsection (e) of K.S.A. 65-4105, subsection (e) of K.S.A. 65-4107, subsection (b) or (c) of K.S.A. 65-4109 or subsection (b) of K.S.A. 65-4111, and amendments thereto;
(2) any stimulant designated in subsection (f) of K.S.A. 65-4105, subsection (d)(2), (d)(4) or (f)(2) of K.S.A. 65-4107 or subsection (e) of K.S.A. 65-4109, and amendments thereto;
(3) any hallucinogenic drug designated in subsection (d) of K.S.A. 65-4105, and amendments thereto or designated in subsection (g) of K.S.A. 65-4107 and amendments thereto or designated in subsection (g) of K.S.A. 65-4109 and amendments thereto;
(4) any substance designated in subsection (g) of K.S.A. 65-4105, and amendments thereto, and designated in subsection (c), (d), (e), (f) or (g) of K.S.A. 65-4111, and amendments thereto; or
(5) any anabolic steroids as defined in subsection (f) of K.S.A. 65-4109, and amendments thereto.
Except as provided in subsection (b), any person who violates this subsection shall be guilty of a drug severity level 3 felony.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon conviction of any person pursuant to subsection (a) for an offense in which the substances involved were possessed with intent to sell, sold or offered for sale in or on, or within 1,000 feet of any school property upon which is located a structure used by a unified school district or an accredited nonpublic school for student instruction or attendance or extracurricular activities of pupils enrolled in kindergarten or any of the grades one through 12 and such person is 18 or more years of age, such person shall be guilty of a drug severity level 2 felony.
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as requiring that school be in session or that classes are actually being held at the time of the offense or that children must be present within the structure or on the property during the time of any alleged criminal act. If the structure or property meets the description above, the actual use of that structure or property at the time alleged shall not be a defense to the crime charged or the sentence imposed.
(c) It shall not be a defense to charges arising under this section that the defendant was acting in an agency relationship on behalf of any other party in a transaction involving a controlled substance.
(d) For purposes of the uniform controlled substances act, the prohibitions contained in this section shall apply to controlled substance analogs as defined in subsection (bb) of K.S.A. 65-4101 and amendments thereto.
(e) The provisions of this section shall be part of and supplemental to the uniform controlled substances act.