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Possession of a Controlled Substance in Kansas: A Closer Look

Possession of a Controlled Substance in Kansas: A Closer Look

All 50 states recognize and regulate controlled dangerous substances (CDS). However, each state has a say in what substances are considered controlled dangerous substances. Additionally, each state has its own penalties and consequences for illegally possessing CDS.

In Kansas, well-known drugs like Cocaine and Heroin are classified as CDS, along with the compounds used to create the drugs.

Kansas’ View on CDS

Kansas law breaks CDS into five categories or “Schedules.”

  • Schedule I - These are the “most dangerous” drugs. They have a high chance of addiction and abuse with little to no medical value.

  • Schedules II - V - Schedules II-V gradually decrease when speaking on the chance of addiction and abuse, with Schedule V being the least serious.

If you’ve been arrested in Kansas for CDS possession, you’ll want to speak with an experienced Kansas criminal defense attorney to discuss your rights.

Penalties for Illegal Controlled Substance Possession

As stated earlier, it is illegal to possess controlled substances in Kansas without a legitimate medical prescription. The penalties associated with CDS possession vary based on a few things.

The judge will base their decision on the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines, which is something that takes the accused individual’s criminal history into account, meaning that every case is different.

Stein Law, LLC Is Here to Help Protect Your Future

We understand that being arrested on charges for possession of a controlled substance can feel like your life has been turned upside down. We also understand that it can be demoralizing to research how to fight your charges, only to find that there is no “one size fits all” solution, leaving you feeling hopeless.

Fortunately, our team of trusted Kansas criminal defense attorneys at Stein Law, LLC is here to help. For countless years we have been helping individuals fight their charges, allowing them to return to their best lives possible.

We pride ourselves on fighting for our clients with all we’ve got, and we’re here for you if you need us.

Call us today (913) 583-0465 to learn more about how our team can help over a free consultation over the phone.


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