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The Law Office of
Steven D. Alexander
827 Armstrong Avenue, Suite 102
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
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If you or a loved one have been charged with any type of drug offense, it is imperative that you contact a qualified criminal defense attorney immediately. Any delay in contacting an attorney can jeopardize your potential defense and possibly cause an unnecessary prosecution to take place.
At the Law Office of Steven D. Alexander, we represent people charged with all types of drug offenses including, but not limited to the following charges:
• Drug Possession
• Drug Possession With Intent to Sell
• Drug Distribution
• Drug Cultivation
• Drug Manufacturing
• Prescription Fraud
Drug charges have severe consequences, which include the following penalties:
• Prison time
• Forfeiture of property
• Significant fines
• Supervised probation
• Loss of your right to vote
• Loss of your financial aid for school
• Loss of your ability to even leave the state
• Loss of your ability to possess a firearm
• Potential loss of current and future employment opportunities
It is important to realize if an immigrant, legal or otherwise, is convicted of one of these drug charges, it can easily get him/her deported. Citizenship/residency will be denied; the ability to become a citizen may be destroyed if there is a drug or sex conviction on a criminal record.
Because of the severity of these charges, we encourage you to call the Law Office of Steven D. Alexander at 913-621-0800 as soon as possible.
If you are under investigation or have been arrested on a Kansas, Missouri, or federal drug charge, DO NOT volunteer any information to the police other than your identifying information - name, address, and phone number. Tell the police you wish to remain silent. Tell the police you do not want to talk to them without first consulting your attorney. DO NOT give permission to search.
Even if you are stopped in your vehicle and police officers find drugs or other drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, do not say anything about their findings. Never voluntarily consent to the police searching you, your car, or your home. Remain polite, but insist on speaking to your attorney
immediately. And, of course, never resist arrest, obstruct a police officer, or run from the police. Doing so can add additional charges and make your situation even more difficult.
Many drug arrests and investigations include improper searches, violations of constitutional rights, racial profiling, untruthful “confidential” informants, improper lab testing, and poor police investigations which are all reasons why drug cases can be dismissed.
Defense to a drug charge frequently centers on whether or not law enforcement officials properly gathered the evidence they plan to use in prosecuting the case against you. Evidence obtained by law enforcement in violation of your constitutional rights, no matter how persuasive, is usually
not admissible in court. If such evidence is found to be inadmissible, your case may be dismissed or may result in a very favorable plea bargain.
Most challenges to the admissibility of criminal evidence are based on the Fourth Amendment, which protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures. For example, sometimes search warrants are not properly obtained (or perhaps not obtained at all), or sometimes probable cause does not exist to support a search. In addition, Kansas and Missouri law enforcement agencies often recruit a confidential informant to make a "controlled buy" of drugs from a suspect. State regulations require that the police follow a specific protocol for such controlled buys or stings. If such a protocol is not followed, your case might be too weak to prosecute successfully. There might also be the possibility of an entrapment defense if it can be shown that the police (or their agents) enticed you into committing an act that you would not have otherwise committed.
We have helped many people who have been arrested on drug charges. Before waiving any of your rights, contact us as soon as possible to find out exactly what you are facing and what the best defense strategies are for your specific situation.