Jackson County Drug Charges & Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are charged with a drug crime in Missouri or a municipality such as Kansas City or Lee’s Summit, it can result in serious penalties. You could face fines, jail time, or a combination of both, not to mention a lasting criminal record. Sometimes, you may even be charged for possession of drugs simply because of your roommate’s belongings. The type and amount of drugs involved, coupled with the surrounding circumstances, determines whether the charges are filed as misdemeanors or felonies.
Whether you are under investigation or have already been charged with a crime, it is important to seek the help of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. It is a good idea to never agree to speak to the police without a lawyer present if you think you are suspected of a drug crime.
At Miller & Terry Attorneys at Law, we provide strategic, informed advocacy in Kansas and Missouri. Our lawyers are experienced criminal defense attorneys who aggressively defend the rights of our clients facing serious drug charges.
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney for Drug Charges
Miller & Terry Attorneys at Law are experienced criminal defense lawyers fluent in Missouri drug laws and Kansas drug laws, and have successfully defended various drug charges. They understand the importance of a good defense when it comes to drug charges, and will work to protect you and the future your family. In all aspects of the case, we research the facts and the drug laws of Missouri and Kansas to protect the constitutional rights of our clients when facing drug charges. Kansas and Missouri drug laws can often be confusing, let us navigate the legal jargon for you.
Criminal defense attorney experienced in the investigation and defense of drug charges involving:
- Intent to distribute
- Intent to sell
- Crack, cocaine
- Prescription drugs
- Meth labs
- Special charges
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys & Trial Lawyers
If you need a criminal attorney, Miller & Terry has experience that is both broad and extensive. Every step of the way, from investigation to final presentation of evidence in court, Dan Miller, Matthew Terry and their trial support staff offer the strategy and support our clients need to achieve the best possible outcome.
In 1993, Daniel Miller was voted “Trial Prosecutor of the Year.” In 1997, he was made a special assistant United States attorney and handled the famous “Firefighters” trial surrounding the deaths of six firefighters from a 1988 explosion. From this trial, he received awards from the Department of Labor, the ATF and the Kansas City, Missouri, firefighters. His experience as a prosecutor makes him and Miller & Terry Attorneys at Law your best choice to defend you. They know the mind of the prosecuting attorney and what their strategy will be.
Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure Rights
The 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects against the unlawful search and seizure of your property. That means that if the police obtained evidence against you in a way that violates your rights, that evidence may not be allowed in the case against you. Many drug cases will turn on whether the prosecutor is allowed to enter certain physical evidence against you at trial.
At Miller & Terry Attorneys at Law, we investigate the facts of your case, including the steps leading up to the search for and seizure of drugs or paraphernalia in your case. If we can determine that any property was unlawfully seized, or your property was illegally searched, we will seek to suppress the evidence presented against you. That can sometimes be the difference between jail or not.
Miller & Terry are experienced criminal defense attorneys offering trusted counsel and advocacy to clients throughout Lee’s Summit, and Kansas City. Call us today about obtaining representation from a skilled Lee’s Summit drug charges attorney, or call (816) 875-0470.