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Olathe Drug Possession Lawyer

Have You Been Charged with Drug Possession in Johnson County?

Although drug possession is not as serious of a crime as something along the lines of trafficking, it by no means is something you should take lightly or shrug off. A successful conviction of this type of crime can lead to detrimental ramifications throughout many different parts of your life. For example, for a first offense of marijuana possession, you will be faced with a misdemeanor drug crime that could lead to up to a year in jail and $2,500 in fines. For subsequent offenses, you could have anywhere from 10 to 42 months incarcerated and upwards of $100,000 in fines.

Possession, however, does not relate directly to marijuana, and can include other drugs (for example, methamphetamines). Severity of the punishments are directly correlated to the potential for abuse that the law feels that the drug has, and also fluctuate with the amount of substance found on their person, and previous convictions of similar crimes. There are several other factors that are taken into consideration, including distance to certain areas (such as day cares and places of education), intent to sell and possession of other drug paraphernalia.

Olathe Attorney for Drug Possession Defense

I, John Harvell, understand how strongly a charge of drug possession can affect your life if you do not handle it correctly. Successful conviction can lead to not only extended stays in prison or jail and monetary fines, but will also haunt you for the rest of your life on your criminal record. There is hardly a decision you will be able to make without having to deal with its existence. For this reason, I believe strongly that cases such as this should be dealt with aggressively by an experienced Olathe criminal lawyer from the onset. If you work with me, you can be confident I will tenaciously combat your drug crime charges in such a manner.

Charged with drug possession? Don't wait! Contact an Olathe drug possession attorney today.

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

  • “After I hired Mr. Harvell, he contacted my witnesses and convinced the prosecution that charges should be dismissed.”


  • “Both the driver's license suspension was dismissed and found not guilty DUI.”


  • “...the prosecutor agreed to withdraw the motion.”


  • “He was transparent with our strategy and did a nice job communicating with us in regards to the process.”


  • “very reassuring, confident, and personally invested in helping me with the legal issues”