Johnson County Drug Crime Attorney
Were you accused of a drug-related offense, such as possession or distribution? If so, you may face severe penalties, including imprisonment and fines. A Johnson County drug crime attorney can help you surpass your charges and obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Jerry Merrill offers skilled and aggressive legal defense for both adults and juveniles facing drug-related charges. He will investigate the circumstances related to the offense and will fight to protect your rights, whether your case is resolved in or out of court. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation and see how Jerry can assist you.
Common Types of Drug-Related Offenses
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, including imprisonment and fines. A conviction for a drug offense can also cause an individual to lose their job and face hardship obtaining new employment.
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 the distribution, cultivation, possession, and sale of:
Defense Against Serious Drug Charges in Kansas
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 Johnson County drug crime attorney, 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 Johnson County Drug Crime Attorney Today
If you or someone you love is facing penalties for a drug offense in Johnson County, seek legal counsel immediately. In order to ensure that the full range of your legal rights is protected, call Jerry Merrill at 913-381-2085 or send an online inquiry. The firm offers a free initial consultation for new clients.