Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other illegal substances and narcotics can result in serious criminal penalties whether a person is charged with possession, manufacturing, distributing, or conspiracy to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.  In order to protect your legal rights and freedom, it is essential to work with a Kansas City criminal defense attorney who is highly experienced and skilled in drug crimes.  At The O'Connor Law Firm, we understand the consequences you face if convicted of a drug-related offense; this is why we work aggressively to have charges dismissed, reduced, or to secure an acquittal at trial. 

Serving Kansas City, MO defendants for:

  • Marijuana Criminal Defense in Kansas City, MO
  • Methamphetamine Criminal Defense in Kansas City, MO
  • Cocaine Criminal Defense in Kansas City, MO
  • Conspiracy to Manufacture in Kansas City, MO
  • Conspiracy to Delivery a Controlled Substance in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Conspiracy to Manufacture or Deliver a controlled substance attorney

If you are subject to an arrest for a crime, there are several points you should know. You should always request that your criminal defense attorney be present before you speak to the police, and that is your right. Never state aloud or sign any kind of confession, as this information can and will be used by the prosecution against you. No matter what, always contact a Kansas City controlled substance defense lawyer as soon as you are arrested. You need to know your rights and have an attorney present or providing advice during the initial stages of the event as well as during questioning or interrogation. In most cases, the police miss or ignore evidence as well as facts that can be used to your advantage. Many times, they gather only the information they need to file charges against you. Remember, the police and prosecution are not on your side. Even if you feel your case is not defendable, an evaluation is critical because often times police, investigators and witnesses make mistakes that can be used to your advantage.
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Conspiracy to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance in Kansas City (Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine)

Individuals who are suspected of manufacturing or delivering/distributing controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamine often face drug trafficking charges.  You may be charged at the federal level, which means the punishment if convicted will be even more severe than at the state level.  When it comes to drug charges, conspiracy simply means that two or more individuals have "conspired" or agreed to violate drug laws.  This is a very serious charge which may result in prison time, substantial fines, a criminal record, and more.  Those who deal in drugs or participate in the manufacturing or delivery of illicit substances often cross state lines, which is why it becomes a federal matter.

Penalties for Drug Crimes in Kansas City, Missouri

The penalties an individual will face if convicted of a drug offense depend on the charge, the type and amount of illegal drug involved, criminal history, and other factors.  Possession is generally charged as a class C felony, which will result in a fine of $5,000 and up to seven years in prison for those found guilty.  Possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana is a class A misdemeanor with penalties that include a fine of $1,000 and/or up to one year in jail.

Drug dealing or manufacturing, distributing, or delivering controlled substances including marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamine is a much more serious crime that will result in harsher punishment in Kansas City, Missouri.  Manufacturing a controlled substance is punished by 10 to 30 years in prison; selling or distributing a controlled substance or possession with the intent to sell the drug will result in five to 15 years in prison.

Contact The O'Connor Law Firm Today

The penalties for various drug offenses are severe, impacting not only your freedom but reputation, career, and relationships.  Whether you have been accused of possession or manufacturing/distributing marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamine it is vital to your future to consult with a highly qualified Kansas City criminal defense lawyer.  You can trust The O'Connor Law Firm for exceptional, aggressive legal guidance and representation.  Contact our firm immediately for a free consultation at 1-816-842-1111.

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Kansas City Cocaine, Marijuana and Methamphetamine Distribution Attorney, Matt O'Connor

Matt O’Connor was previously a professor of the law of evidence, and he knows what it takes to successfully defend anyone who has been charged with crimes in Kansas City, Missouri. When you hire his team, you will get unparalleled personal attention and care that you won’t receive from any other law firm.  Matt O'Connor has over 20 years experience in the court room, and has often times been called upon as a legal contributor for programs like the national Fox News channel and many other local Kansas City stations.