Ohio legislators and law enforcement authorities take drug crimes very seriously. Ohio law sets out harsh penalties for drug-related offenses, and law enforcement aggressively prosecutes suspected offenders. Drug crime convictions can have a severe impact on many aspects of your life, and you should always understand all of your options for criminal defense and the protection of your rights. Anyone accused of a drug crime should contact a skilled Springfield drug charge defense attorney at The VanNoy Firm as soon as possible.
Both Ohio and the federal government classify certain substances as “controlled dangerous substances.” While some controlled substances are “hard drugs” or “street drugs,” many of them are prescription drugs that you may only possess with a valid prescription. Possessing even a single pill or giving away a single pill without authority can result in serious criminal charges, even if it is medication with a valid medical purpose.
Some controlled substances that are often the subject of criminal cases include:
Each drug is classified in a certain “schedule” depending on its potential for harm and abuse, as well as possible medical benefits. The higher the schedule, the more severe the drug charges and penalties can be.
Charges and penalties will also depend on the specific drug-related conduct in a particular case. Each charge has its own specific elements, and you want a lawyer who knows how to defend against your specific charges. Some common offenses The VanNoy Firm handles include:
Most drug charges in Ohio are felony charges, and the potential penalties for a conviction will vary depending on the specific charge, the type of controlled substance, and the quantity involved. For example, possessing a small amount of marijuana for personal use is a misdemeanor charge, while selling or trafficking large amounts of heroin will be a significantly more serious felony. Some possible penalties for a drug conviction include:
The penalties can increase if you have prior convictions or if other aggravating factors exist in your case.
There are many ways to defend against serious drug crimes, including:
It is important to discuss your charges with a knowledgeable drug crime lawyer in Springfield who can identify all possible options for your defense.
The VanNoy Firm regularly defends against drug-related charges, helping clients obtain the best possible outcome in each case. We work to get charges dropped or dismissed, or to obtain reduced charges and sentences whenever possible. Contact us today to learn how we might help.
Kristie L. Gotwald, Esq. handled my case in a professional manner. I appreciated her persistence to get the best results for my case. I never had any issues getting in contact with her, and she always responded in a timely manner. I highly recommend her!
Wonderful people! Gets the job done.
Attorney Gotwald is very professional, really listens to you and responds promptly to questions/ concerns.
Anthony VanNoy is hands down the best attorney in the Dayton area! Has handled several things for my family & always gets the best outcome. Will definitely fight for you.
Great staff and amazing defense team I'd recommend them all 10/10.
He listens to the problem.
Mr. VanNoy is The Definition of a SUPER LAWYER 👌🏽😁 I am Beyond SATISFIED With the Work he’s Done with my Case. I Can't Be More Happier with the Outcome of My legal Situation. Take My Word. He is Patient, Professional, And Determined to Fight for His Clients. please Hire Mr. VanNoy for Your Legal Issues. He will get the Job Done RIGHT! He helped me tremendously I’ve Never Met any Attorney Like him. 👌🏽❤️🙏🏽
If you’re looking for an awesome Attorney I highly recommend The VanNoy Law Firm. Anthony VanNoy did an awesome job representing my father. He is very professional, knowledgeable and a great individual. Everybody is kind, friendly, and welcoming at the firm. More importantly, he loves God and is a man of integrity this shows in the way he fights for what’s right for his clients. Thank you, I’m forever grateful!
VanNoy’s firm has helped my family and loved ones Tremendously. Special Thanks to Patricia Wilkerson, her determination and, Thoughtfulness has helped my family with a few cases. She goes above and beyond to help her clients. I Put Faith in the VanNoy team and they have yet to let me down! I highly recommend the VanNoys firm. If you need any legal advice don’t hesitate to call them. I recommend them. And I assure you, you won’t be disappointed.. Continue to let God use You All.. Stay blessed ✨
I have nothing bad at all to say about this man from the beginning to the end of my case the way he handled himself was very laid back soft-spoken but Is heard when he speak very professional and take the time to talk to you and explain things so that you understand I pray I’ll never need another lawyer but if I do it will be Mr. VanNoy once again thanks for your help.
Make a consultation with our expert team to solve your problems.
Fill out the form below to schedule a consultation.