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Johnson County Drug Crimes Attorney

The legalization of drugs in some states in America does not mean the consequences for a drug conviction in Kansas will become less severe. Kansas treats drug violations in a particularly severe fashion with harsh penalties.

If you have been arrested for the possession or distribution of drugs or drug paraphernalia, you need to retain an attorney right away. Criminal defense lawyer Jerry Merrill has extensive experience representing clients in Johnson County and the surrounding areas against serious drug charges. He helps clients dealing with arrests related to:

  • Distribution and cultivation
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Prescription drugs

Defending Against Serious Drug Charges

There are a number of different factors that the courts will consider in determining a criminal sentence, including:

  • The criminal history of the accused
  • Whether weapons or other aggravating factors were involved
  • The severity level of the criminal violation

As your lawyer, Jerry Miller can challenge the prosecution's assessments about the appropriate sentence. Having worked on both sides of the courtroom, he will leverage his knowledge of Kansas criminal law and his trial skills to provide you with an aggressive defense. His primary objective is to get a "not guilty" verdict or a dismissal. In cases where this is not possible, he works to secure a sentence on the smallest end of the scale.

Even Marijuana Use Can Lead To Felony Convictions

In many states across the United States, possessing small amounts of marijuana is treated lightly. This is not the case in Kansas. In Kansas, even the possession of small amounts of marijuana can lead to a misdemeanor drug charge. A second marijuana possession conviction can be classified as a felony. Because the possession of marijuana and paraphernalia in Kansas is aggressively pursued by prosecutors, an experienced criminal defense lawyer is essential to protect your rights.

Contact A Skilled Drug Crimes Lawyer In Overland Park

In order to ensure that the full range of your legal rights is protected, call Jerry Merrill at 913-815-0705 or send an email. The firm offers a free initial consultation for new clients.

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