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Defending You Against Drug Charges To Protect Your Future

As is the case in other states, police and prosecutors take drug charges very seriously in Missouri, oftentimes placing significant pressure on defendants to seek a plea deal in order to avoid severe consequences. Unfortunately, this typically only leads to more problems for defendants as prior drug crime convictions can lead to mandatory minimum sentences for later drug charges.

At Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, in Lee's Summit, we defend people from all walks of life and all ages against drug charges and other criminal charges. One of our founders is a former Jackson County prosecutor who used to prosecute the very kinds of crimes that he now defends clients against.

Protecting your rights and best interests is our top priority, and you can rest assured we will do this at every turn and with tenacity.

Develop A Strategic, Intelligent And Aggressive Defense

Our knowledge of how the prosecution thinks, how law enforcement officers write reports and how alleged drug cases are investigated all contribute to our ability to develop a well-thought-out, strategic case for each individual client.

We understand what is at stake for our clients in a drug charge, especially when they are dealing with an unfamiliar and complex legal system.

We will do a thorough review of the charges against you — whether you've been accused of possession of marijuana or another controlled substance, transporting and distributing drugs, or manufacturing and cultivation of controlled substances.

If drugs were found in your vehicle during a traffic stop, we will determine whether the search was lawful and admissible in court.

We take the time to listen carefully to the events leading up to your arrest. We thoroughly analyze your case so we can help you understand your legal options and the legal process. Knowing what to expect is reassuring.

Minor In Possession Of Alcohol Or Drugs

Juveniles who are facing minor in possession of alcohol or drugs charges are facing some serious consequences. A conviction can result in steep fines, the loss of driving privileges for up to one year, potential jail time and a criminal record. This may affect your ability to work in your profession of choice or to get the job of your dreams when you are older.

You need to seek a qualified defense lawyer immediately.

Straightforward, Honest Guidance And Advocacy

Our attorneys understand the confusion and uncertainty that can accompany a criminal charge. We want you to understand what the prosecution is required to prove and what we can do to defend you. As your strongest advocates, we will clearly explain:

  • The charges
  • What the government is required to prove
  • Your options for a plea bargain
  • Your chances of prevailing at trial

Call For A Free Initial Consultation Today

To discuss the drug charges or other criminal charges against you, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation where you can learn more about your rights and how we can help you protect them. Put more than 50 years of combined legal experience in your corner by retaining our services.

To make an appointment during regular business hours or in the evening, call 816-347-1818 or contact us online. Our attorneys and paralegals stand ready to discuss your case. Talk to us today.