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Skilled & Experienced Defense

Drug Crime Attorney in Olathe, KS

Have you been charged with a drug crime in Johnson County?

Being charged with a drug crime is a serious offense that can imperil your ability to hold certain jobs, apply for certain student loans and affect your insurance rates. Conviction can result in jail time, steep fines, and mandatory drug rehabilitation. When arrested for a drug offense, consult immediately with an Olathe criminal defense lawyer to evaluate your legal options.

Possible Penalties for a Drug Crime Conviction

Due to the range of charges in a drug crime offense, you can risk being charged with a misdemeanor or felony.

  • First time offenders with a small amount of drugs in their possession, the possibility of drug treatment and probation may be possible, or even a dismissal, depending on the circumstances.

At my firm, The Law Office of John Harvell, I take pride in providing my clients with exceptional legal representation. With many years of successful trials, you can feel confident you have a strong legal counsel defending your rights.

Types of Drug Crimes

There are numerous types of drug charges, the most common including the following:

As a former prosecutor, my office can provide you with a defense that is well prepared for whatever the prosecution may have developed as evidence against you. There are way to beat your charges, challenging evidence found against you or the arrest or search procedures. If at all possible, my goal is to have your charges lowered or even dismissed. If not, I am well prepared as an experienced trial attorney to present a strong defense for you in court regardless of whether you are facing misdemeanor drug charges or felony drug charges.

It has become very common for the police in the Johnson County area to search vehicles after a routine traffic stop. There has been a change in the law where the police believe that simply advising they smell the odor of marijuana gives them permission to search. It continues to be John E. Harvell's position that odor within itself is not sufficient to search a vehicle.

Contact an Olathe drug crime lawyer if you have been arrested on a drug crimes charge.

Why Choose John Harvell

  • Nearly 30 years representing clients throughout Kansas

  • Former prosecutor, understanding both sides of the courtoom

  • Highly knowledgeable regarding all major updates to Kansas DUI laws

  • Build compelling defense strategies that more effectively protect my clients' rights

Client Testimonials

  • “Mr. Harvell and I worked closely together and created a successful defense on both the driver's license suspension and the DUI charge.”


  • “After appearing for a hearing to revoke probation, the case was dismissed.”


  • “He keeps his promises/commitments, and will do everything he can for you.”


  • “When anybody asks me if I know an attorney, I always have and will tell them, John Harvell.”


  • “gave me time to come up with the money and got all the cases off my record.”