The penalties for drug crimes can be severe, and they can escalate even more if you have prior convictions.
Ohio is known as a state that is particularly tough on drugs. The drug laws are complicated and strict, and the criminal code allows for harsh penalties for convicted drug offenders. Because of the seriousness of drug offenses in Ohio, it is critical for anyone who has been arrested or charged to call a drug crime defense lawyer at the VanNoy Firm for help.
Like most states, Ohio makes a drug unlawful based on its classification as a “controlled dangerous substance” (CDS). These substances are further categorized into different schedules depending on the risks of the substance. Some examples of illegal CDS that are commonly involved in criminal cases include the following and many more:
In addition to controlling the above and similar drugs, Ohio also classifies the individual compounds used to make drugs as controlled substances. Therefore, the number of unlawful substances for which you may be charged is high.
In addition to different substances, Ohio drug laws also set out a variety of specific offenses with which you may be charged. Some of these offenses include:
The penalties for a drug-related conviction will vary depending on the type of charge, the type of drug, and the amount of drugs in question. For example, the possible penalty for possessing a small amount of marijuana for personal use can be a misdemeanor conviction, a fine of $150, and no jail time.
On the other hand, a conviction for aggravated possession of 100 grams of cocaine could result in a conviction for a first-degree felony, a $20,000 fine, and up to 11 years behind bars. As you can see, the penalties for drug crimes can be severe, and they can escalate even more if you have prior convictions, committed the offense in a school zone, or there were other aggravating factors alleged. With the assistance of an experienced drug crime defense lawyer, you can limit the consequences you may face or may avoid conviction altogether.
An attorney can present defenses against your charges, identify violations of your constitutional rights, negotiate a favorable plea deal with prosecutors, look into your eligibility for drug court or similar programs, represent you at a jury trial, and more. If you are facing any type of drug charge in Dayton or the surrounding areas, it is imperative that you call to discuss your case with a highly experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At the VanNoy Firm, we have a team of highly knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys ready to protect your rights throughout every step of the criminal process.
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