Experienced Defense In The Most Common Drug Crime Cases

If you have been caught with drugs, you could be facing serious penalties that will have a long-lasting effect on your life. When you are facing these stressful criminal charges, you need an aggressive lawyer by your side. My law firm, the Law Office of James M. Brun, LLC, in Overland Park provides strong and focused legal guidance to clients facing drug charges involving a wide range of drug types.

Which Drugs Are The Most Common In These Cases?

Activities involving many drugs may lead to criminal charges. However, in our experience, several drugs are the most common in drug crime cases in the Kansas City area, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Meth
  • Heroin
  • Prescription narcotics such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Adderall, Percocet, Xanax and fentanyl
  • Cocaine and crack cocaine

Common penalties for typical drug crimes are highlighted below.


A first possession charge is a misdemeanor that can be penalized by up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. A second sentence can be 10-42 months depending on your record.

Meth And Heroin

The penalties for a first-time heroin and meth possession can be 14-51 months depending on your criminal record and how much of the substance was on you.


The standard first-time offense penalty for cocaine possession is 10-42 months.

Prescription Drugs (Without A Prescription)

A first offense is punishable by up to 16 months in prison.

Determination Of Criminal Charges

The nature of the drug charges — misdemeanor or felony, and to what degree — will vary depending on how much of the substance you are caught with. If the quantity is large enough, you may be hit with an intent to distribute charge as well. The punishment also changes depending on how many charges you have altogether.

Each criminal charge for possession is considered, so even if it is your first cocaine possession charge but you also have a marijuana charge, the penalties will be more severe. It is important to have a lawyer by your side who understands these laws and will protect you and your freedom.

Time Is Of The Essence In Misdemeanor And Felony Drug Charges —Talk With Our Attorney Today

Contact a criminal defense attorney serving the Kansas City area. I am James M. Brun, and I am here to advise and represent you. No matter what drug charges you are facing, having a strong lawyer by your side may help get charges and penalties reduced.

To schedule a free initial consultation, call my office today at 913-826-6229. You can also contact us online. All communications remain confidential. My firm accepts credit cards.