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A friend has 2 Level 3D felony drug charge cases filed less than 30 days apart. Will she have to spend time in jail?

Shawnee Mission, KS |

Both of the drug charge cases also have a Level 5D paraphernalia charge associated with it as well. One of the cases was filed by the Johnson County Sheriff and the other by Overland Park police.

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Probably. If she's out of custody you can best help her by (1) getting her into a drug program, and; (2) helping her get a lawyer. She's a mess and is going to get in real trouble if she doesn't get help.

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She is in a presumptive prison box if convicted. This is even if she does not have any criminal record. Both cases are felonies and one could be mandatory consecutive to the other. She must have the immediate help of a truly experienced criminal defense lawyer who handles a good number of drug cases.

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