Being convicted of drug possession can have a profoundly negative impact on your future. While it may seem like a minor offense, the effects can reverberate in all areas of your life. From difficulties obtaining a job to challenges with applying for housing and paying off court fines, a conviction can carry heavy consequences.
On top of this, extensive man-hours and financial resources being poured into the pursuit of drug offenders. Law enforcement is aggressively pursuing individuals for even minor crimes of possession. You cannot afford to go through this time alone! You need a Columbus drug crime attorney who can deliver counsel and guidance.
Many cases of possession in Ohio can be prosecuted as felonies, which can carry very steep consequences and penalties. Not only are illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and ecstasy illegal to possess, but so are unlawfully obtained prescription drugs. For example, you could face serious charges for simply possessing a bottle of OxyContin that you do not have a valid prescription for. Possession of any of these drugs—even marijuana, when in excess of 1,000 grams—can lead to a class 5 felony charge.
A conviction can bring with it up to a year in prison and fines of up to $2,500. As amounts in your possession increase, so do the potential repercussions, potentially leading to several years' imprisonment. Law enforcement officers are more inclined to consider you guilty of possessing with intent to distribute, rather than simple possession for personal use, should drugs found in your possession exist in larger amounts. This means the penalties could be greatly increased, as the charges will be more severe.
Possession charges can be much more complicated than they appear. If the prosecution wants to secure a conviction, they must be able to present sufficient and convincing evidence. This is where our firm comes in. It is our mission to help our clients clear their names by combating any evidence against them and utilizing our negotiating skills to secure the best possible outcome.
We can help clients argue the following to defend their futures:
While some of these defenses can be difficult to enact successfully, you can be confident a positive outcome will be secured when you have an incisive legal representative on your side
Unfortunately, many innocent people or individuals who simply made one mistake are slammed with overzealous charges and attacks from prosecution. In these times, individuals need to seek legal guidance and defense from the seasoned drug crime lawyers at our Columbus firm. With more than 15 years of experience, we are equipped to handle all types of criminal cases and are ready to go above and beyond for our clients. Our legal team is not afraid to take on tough prosecutors or navigate the complexities of the justice system.
Now is the time to reach out to The Meranda Law Firm LTD. We want to provide you with skilled and affordable legal care in the face of your drug possession charges.
Contact our firm immediately if you are facing charges.
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