Conviction of a drug offense is a serious matter  that changes lives.

Drug convictions carry criminal penalties and can affect your employment for years to come.​

 

If you have been caught driving with legally purchased marijuana in Colorado and have crossed state lines while possessing the drug, contact the “Lawman.” It may be legal to possess the drug in some states, but it is illegal in Missouri and Kansas.

Jungle Law handles all drug possession charges, including:

  • Illegal possession of marijuana

  • Illegal possession of narcotics and other controlled substances

    • Cocaine

    • Methamphetamine also known as Meth *Ecstasy - MDMA​

  • Illegal possession of prescription medications -Drug possession for sales or distribution

Attorney Tristen Woods of Jungle Law Group explains the laws on marijuana possession in Kansas and Missouri.
Questions to Remember
  • Did the police seize drugs as a result of an illegal traffic stop?​

  • Did the police violate the terms of the search warrant?

  • ​Did the police fail to instruct you or your right to remain silent or your right to legal counsel?

  • Was a K-9 involved in the search?

At JUNGLE LAW, we examine these and other defenses that our client’s have. The attorneys are experienced with treatment options, diversion programs and other measures that may allow you to avoid a criminal conviction or minimize the penalties you face.

PENALTIES

KANSAS      

 

MARIJUANA POSSESSION​​

Drug crime on your record will be taken into account. A fine up to $100,000 could be assessed. 

 

First charge: misdemeanor, penalized by up to 1 year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

 

Second charge: Severity Level 5 drug felony, sentence depends on prior criminal history, varying from 10 months for no or minimal record to 42 months for 3 or more “personal felonies” or crimes against people, such as assault or rape.

 

SALE/DISTRIBUTION

Felony severity level for selling marijuana depends on.

Level 4 - < 25 grams

 

Level 3 - 25-450 g 

 

Level 2 - 450g-30kg 

 

Level 1 - 30 kilos or more

 

10 months for level 4 felony to 17 years for a level 1, plus a fine up to $500,000 for a level 1 or 2 offense.

 

CULTIVATION

Penalty vary on number of plants.

 

5 - 49 plants is a level 3 felony

 

50 – 100 is level 2

 

100 or more is level 1

 

Penalized according to the sentencing grid, almost 4 years to 17 years depending on number of plants and defendant’s criminal record.

MISSOURI      

 

MARIJUANA POSSESSION​​

First Offense / Up to 10g on

Misdemeanor - $500 fine - No Jail.

 

Second Offense / Up to 10g

Misdemeanor - Up to 1 year in jail.

10 – 35g is a Class A Misdemeanor

Up to 1 year Incarceration - $1,000 fine.

 

35g – 30kg is a Class C felony,

1 year incarceration - $5,000

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SALE/DISTRIBUTION

Less than 5g is Class C Felony

Up to 7 years incarcerations and $5,000 fine.

 

5g – 30kg is Class B Felony

5 – 15 years incarcerations and $20,000 fine.

 

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TRAFFICKING

1st Degree, distribution/attempt to deliver, 30 – 100kg, Class A felony, 10 years to life incarceration and $20,000 fine.

 

100+ kg, term of prison for Class A felony without parole.

If you cannot drive due to a suspension, revocation, or denial of your driving privileges, we can help you apply for an immediate temporary driving license, while we work through the complicated legal system to try completely restore your driving privileges . Let us fight on your behalf, and keep you on the road!  Call 1-833-4-JUNGLE today!

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