Drug Possession Aggressively Defending Clients for Over 25 Years

Kansas City Drug Possession Attorney

Aggressively Defending Your Rights

For many years, the state of Missouri has been known to treat those who have been accused of drug-related crimes extremely harshly. Even though there has been a gradual push to view drug offenses less strictly throughout the United States, and Missouri is slowly becoming more open to reform toward marijuana laws, many of those within the state courts, from judges to juries, still have stringent attitudes towards people who have been charged with possessing, distributing, or using controlled substances.

To have a fair chance of clearing your name and record from the harsh consequences of such a charge, it is critical to have a dedicated Kansas City drug possession lawyer on your side. Steve Schanker, Attorney at Law, is determined to fight for your cause so that you get the fair representation you deserve in court.

Contact his firm now at (816) 607-8860 to learn more about your options following a drug-related charge.

Kinds of Drug Charges in Missouri

One of the most common kinds of drug-related charges in Missouri is that of possession, but there are actually many other types of charges as well, each with their own specific range of consequences and penalties. In many cases, the prosecution will try to load additional accusations on top of possession, from distribution to manufacturing, seeking to make you serve the maximum time and punishment. Fortunately, Steve Schanker is extremely skilled at defending against the complexities of these kinds of offenses.

He is ready to fight the prosecution’s charges including those related to possession of:

  • Cocaine
  • Vicodin
  • OxyContin
  • Codeine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines
  • Fentanyl
  • LSD
  • Drugs obtained without a prescription

Consequences for Drug Possession Convictions in Missouri

It is crucial to know the penalties inflicted for drug charges in Missouri, so you will more clearly recognize the seriousness of your situation. Almost all cases related to drug possession result in a class D felony at the very least. This means that those who are convicted will often face several years in either a county jail or a state prison, paying exorbitant fees up to $10,000.

However, as the levels of felonies rise, so do the penalties. Class B felonies can include up to 15 years of prison, and Class A felonies can result in up to 30 years in prison.

Even once you are eventually freed from incarceration, the results of this conviction are harsh and long-lasting. Everywhere that you seek to apply for a job, a loan, or even try to mortgage or rent a house, you will be required to show your criminal record, which will often bar you from these critical opportunities. In certain cases, those with these kinds of records may be denied their privileges of caring for or visiting their children.

Get Proactive Support Today

One of the most critical ways of obtaining a fair hearing in court is by obtaining the support of a dedicated Kansas City drug possession attorney. Steve Schanker, Attorney at Law has a proven track record for aggressively fighting against unjust claims made against defendants in drug-related crimes, who often were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. You can trust him to provide a powerful, unique defense for you when your freedom is at stake.

Call his office today at (816) 607-8860 or contact his firm online to get a complimentary consultation following your drug possession charge.

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