Columbus Drug Possession Lawyer
Whether you are charged with drug possession, possession with intent to distribute or other drug crime, it is important to respond aggressively to protect your rights. We represent clients in cases involving marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, prescription drugs or any other illegal substance.
Felony drug possession falls under the possession of controlled substances definition of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC 2925.11). The law states that possession of controlled substances is knowingly obtaining, possessing, or using a controlled substance.
If you are convicted of felony drug possession, the penalties are dependent on the facts and circumstances of your particular case such as the amount of substance that you possessed, the type of substance, where the offense occurred, and whether the offense was aggravated.
The sooner you have someone protecting you, the better off you will be. For the last 40 years, I have conducted 450+ criminal jury trials to conclusion in Ohio state & federal courts.
Drug Possession Conviction Consequences - Immediate
A criminal conviction for drug crime will have immediate consequences.
Drug Crime Conviction Consequences - Long Term
Since it is public record, your drug conviction will also show on internet web searches for your name.
Schedule I and II Controlled Substance Penalities
If you are convicted for possessing a schedule I or II controlled substance, this is considered an aggravated possession of controlled substances.
Schedule III, IV and V Controlled Substance Penalities
If you are convicted of possessing a schedule III, IV or V controlled substance, this is considered possession of a controlled substance.
In addition to fines and prison time, a felony drug possession conviction will have negative impact on other areas of your life. You may face difficulty getting a job, renting an apartment, buying a home, having custody of your children, getting a loan, and mandatory driver's license suspension.
Ohio drug possession laws are complex but defenses can be raised on your behalf. Columbus drug possession lawyer Terry Sherman will apply over 40 years experience to build a legal strategy and defend your freedom.