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How are cocaine charges classified in Kansas?

Cocaine addiction is a horrible disease that can lead addicts to harm themselves or others. It can also lead to death. In Kansas, cocaine is an illegal drug. This means that on top of the health and social consequences of doing cocaine, people can also face criminal charges if they are found to be in possession of the drug.

Is cocaine a controlled substance?

Yes, cocaine is classified as a Schedule II drug in Kansas. This means that it is illegal to distribute or possess in the state. Anyone who is caught with cocaine in his or her possession and those who are caught distributing cocaine will likely face criminal charges for those actions.

How are cocaine charges classified?

Cocaine charges are felony offenses that carry considerable time in prison. The Kansas Drug Offense Sentencing Grid is used to determine the length of time a person convicted of cocaine possession will have to serve in prison or jail. When it comes to trafficking or selling cocaine, the amount of cocaine that is part of the case is considered to determine the severity of the charge.

What is a sample cocaine conviction sentence?

In the case of a cocaine possession conviction, which is a level 5 drug felony, a person is facing 10 months to 42 months. The actual time is determined by the extent of their criminal record.

All cocaine convictions can lead to you being classified as a felon, which can impact everything from your employment prospects to your ability to find a place to live. As such, you should make sure that you get started on a defense as soon as you know that you are facing these charges.

Source: FindLaw, "Kansas Cocaine Laws," accessed Feb. 04, 2016

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