Fort Campbell Drug Crime Lawyer
DEFENDING PEOPLE ACCUSED OF DRUG CRIMES IN WESTERN KENTUCKY
Most drug charges are felonies in Kentucky. A felony conviction is something that will follow you for the rest of your life and may make it difficult to get a job. Even a misdemeanor conviction for possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia will show up on your criminal record and have to be disclosed to potential employers.
I am Kenneth Haggard, a criminal defense lawyer in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. If you have been charged with a drug crime in western Kentucky or on the Fort Campbell Army base, I offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case and let you know what you can expect.
CONSEQUENCES FOR DRUG CRIMES
Possession of marijuana, except in large quantities, is a misdemeanor in Kentucky. It is still punishable by up to 12 months in jail.
Possession of drug paraphernalia for the first time is also a misdemeanor. However, if you plead guilty to a drug paraphernalia charge, the next time you are caught with drug supplies such as a marijuana pipe or rolling papers, it will be a felony charge.
Possession of drugs such as cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin are felonies, meaning that you will lose your right to vote, possess firearms and serve on juries. You will also likely face prison time. Possession of cocaine is punishable by incarceration for one to five years. Drug trafficking is punishable by serving five to 10 years in prison.
Misdemeanor convictions can often be expunged from your criminal history, but felony convictions are forever.
DEFENSES AGAINST DRUG CHARGES
As your lawyer, I will examine how police came into contact with you. Police can’t stop you and search for drugs just because they feel like it. If they don’t have just cause to stop you or to search you, the search and seizure may be illegal and the case could be thrown out.
FREE DEFENSE ATTORNEY CONSULTATION
If you face drug charges, I always offer a free attorney consultation.