Marijuana Possession Charge amended to Jay Walking


Marijuana Charge results in plea of Guilty with no probation

September 2016

Client with prior felony conviction for Possession of Marijuana  is charged with misdemeanor Possession in municipal court following a questionable car stop for stopping over the marked cross-walk at intersection. Officer performs non-consensual car search after claiming to smell marijuana and arrests driver for being in possession of small amount of marijuana.  Driver had a previous felony possession conviction in prior five years.  After negotiations with the city, client pled guilty and paid a fine of $1000 and avoided a one-year supervised probation period.  Furthermore, there were no collateral consequences to his license, current employment, or educational grants.  I warned him that a future Possession charge could be filed in state court as a felony based on his prior convictions.  As we see a shift in society's tolerance for marijuana usage for recreational purposes, we see a greater tolerance from city and state prosecutors in the prosecution of these cases.  

Court: Municipal

Matt McLane

Matt McLane was born in Topeka, Kansas, and moved to Pittsburg, Kansas in 1980 where he attended middle school, high school and college. Upon graduation from PSU in 1992, Matt moved back to Topeka where he attended Washburn University law school. Upon graduation, he moved to Overland Park and worked in a small firm handling DUI and traffic cases. He opened the McLane Law Firm in April 2011 and has built his firm on a strong referral base and solid reputation.

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Matt McLane has been defending individuals charged with DUI, traffic and criminal offenses since his graduation from Washburn University Law School in 1996. Licensed in the states of Kansas and Missouri. Mr. McLane specializes in DUI and criminal defense throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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