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Wichita’s Most Trusted Drug Crimes Lawyers

Have you recently been arrested for selling, trafficking, or possessing illegal drugs? Without an effective drug crimes lawyer by your side, you may be facing severe fines, probation, mandatory drug counseling, or even prison time.
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Why Choose the McConnell Law Firm

Led by founder Jonathan W. McConnell, our team, comprised of the top drug crimes lawyers in Wichita, will ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

  • Our team will walk you through the process of both the administrative and criminal proceedings.
  • We may be able to cut down on the amount of time you spend at court proceedings or even attend on your behalf so you do not miss school or work.
  • Your drug crimes lawyer may be able to win an acquittal or dismissal of your charges.
  • We may be able to reduce the impact on your driving record, improve the chance of keeping your auto insurance and even positively impact the long-term costs of your insurance if you are facing a drug-related DUI.

Even if a conviction is inevitable, having one of our drug crimes lawyers by your side will ensure you are treated fairly each step of the way!

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What to Expect

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Free Introductory Phone Call

One of our receptionists or legal assistants will gather information about your case, which will usually take no more than 30 minutes. If your case is within our practice areas, they will schedule a free office or telephone conference with one of our attorneys. Even if your case is not within our practice areas, we will still do our best to help you with a referral!

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Homework

During or following the first phone call, we will likely request some additional information. This will be your “homework” to gather, which will help us when it comes time to research the situation and specific laws that pertain to the case.

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Free First Appointment

At the first appointment (preferably in person, but can be over the phone), you will speak with a drug crimes lawyer for approximately one hour. During this appointment, you will be presented with an analysis of the situation, recommendations for next steps and a list of anything further that we might need.

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The Process Begins

We will enter into a contract with you and you will make your first payment or pay a retainer fee. Once these steps are completed, we will officially begin the process of serving as your legal team. We will keep you informed at each step of the way.

Drug Crimes Frequently Asked Questions

At the McConnell Law Firm, we understand the confusion you are likely experiencing when accused of committing a drug crime. Our team has years of experience defending cases like yours and wants to ensure you obtain the answers you deserve to make the best possible decision about your case. We encourage you to browse our drug crimes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below or contact us today with any additional questions!

  • Can I Be Charged With a DUI While Under the Influence of Drugs?

    Kansas laws regarding marijuana are generally contingent on proving that you were in possession of any form of marijuana or paraphernalia. However, if a police officer believes you’re operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana, you can be charged with Driving Under the Influence. According to Kansas Statute, KSA§ 8-1567: in addition to those under the influence of alcohol, DUI applies to any driver “under the influence of any drug or combination of drugs to a degree that renders the person incapable of safely driving a vehicle; or under the influence of a combination of alcohol and any drug or drugs to a degree that renders the person incapable of safely driving a vehicle; or is a habitual user of any narcotic.”

  • What Are the Penalties for a First-Time Marijuana Offense?

    The penalties for a first-time marijuana offense differ based on a number of factors, including your criminal history and the type of marijuana/marijuana-related product involved. Kansas recently changed the law regarding marijuana possession, easing the penalty for first-time possession charges. Penalties are tiered based on the amount of marijuana in your possession and your criminal history at the time of the arrest. First-time marijuana possession is considered a Class B misdemeanor and can incur a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail.

  • What Are the Most Common Types of Drug Crimes?

    The most common types of drug crimes include possession of marijuana, which is gradually becoming decriminalized in states across the country, possession with intent to sell, drug distribution, drug manufacturing, drug trafficking, and the possession of drug paraphernalia. If you have been charged with drug-related crimes, it’s important to consult with a Wichita drug crimes lawyer as soon as possible, especially if you have been accused of a drug-related crime such as trafficking, where the consequences and penalties may be exceptionally high.

  • Do Prescription Drug Offenses Differ From Other Drug Crimes?

    Prescription drugs are issued by an authorized physician or doctor and cannot be sold or possessed without the proper documentation. In recent years, prescription drug abuse has become increasingly more common, even though certain prescription drugs are just as dangerous as other illegal substances. While many believe the legal penalties for prescription drug crimes are less serious than other drug-related crimes, the consequences can be severe. The specific penalty will vary based on the type of crime committed and the type and amount of drug involved. Lesser misdemeanor crimes involving possession without intent to distribute may result in jail time of up to one year and additional fines, whereas more severe crimes such as distribution may result in felony charges punishable by extensive prison sentences (years or even decades) and high fines (potentially $500,000).

  • What Should I Look for in a Drug Crimes Lawyer?

    If you’ve been arrested for selling, trafficking, or possessing illegal drugs, you may be facing severe fines, probation, mandatory drug counseling, and even prison time without an effective drug crimes lawyer by your side. While finding an attorney may seem time-consuming, there are a few things you should look for when beginning your initial search. Our drug crimes lawyers at the McConnell Law Firm recommend seeking testimonials or referrals from family and friends, searching through state and local bar associations, and compiling a list of local attorneys that offer free consultations. Once you’ve compiled your list, seek out somebody with extensive experience defending against drug crime charges similar to yours and located in your area. Whether you’re being prosecuted locally or federally, you will want an attorney that understands both the jurisdiction and the prosecutors.

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Jonathan W. McConnell and his team have become well-known for their expert knowledge and unmatched tenacity. They have been rated highly by the public and their peers on many prestigious legal directories and professional organizations.

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