Skip to Content
Call Us Today! 614-707-4239
Prescription Drug Offenses

Columbus Prescription Drug Attorney

Charged with a Prescription Drug Offense?

The severity of controlled substance laws in Ohio can result in serious penalties for the illegal possession, distribution, or sale of prescription drugs. Depending on the circumstances, a prescription drug offense may be punished even more severely than a crime involving an illegal drug, such as marijuana or heroin. A person convicted of a prescription drug crime may face penalties that include fines, probation, and substantial prison time.

The most common prescription drugs that are sold or possessed illegally are:

  • Percocet
  • Vicodin
  • Oxycontin/Oxycodone
  • Xanax
  • Adderall
  • Soma

If you have been charged with a prescription drug offense, contact a Columbus criminal defense lawyer from The Meranda Law Firm who can provide you with the knowledgeable and dedicated legal defense you need. With an experienced lawyer by your side, you stand a good chance of seeing your charges reduced or dropped completely.

Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs

If you are arrested for the illegal possession of prescriptions drugs, a conviction could mar your future for years to come. Ohio prosecutors often call for the harshest of penalties, which can mean jail time, heavy fines, and even suspension of your drivers' license. These penalties are determined by the amount of drugs found in your possession. For example, possession of less than five grams of Vicodin is a misdemeanor charge, and can result in up to 180 days jail time and a maximum fine of $1,000. However, possessing more than five grams is a felony, with even steeper penalties that can stay on your record forever. It is important to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has a history of successfully handling prescription drug crime cases.

Need a Lawyer for a Drug Case in Columbus?

The Meranda Law Firm LTD is a skilled and knowledgeable firm that has over 15 years of experience defending the rights of individuals charged with prescription drug crimes such as:

  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Theft of prescription drugs from a hospital dispensary or pharmacy
  • Illegal sale of prescription drugs (including Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin)
  • Violation of any federal or state controlled substance laws

We provide experienced and dedicated legal service to clients throughout Columbus, OH. Our lawyers work hard to not only provide you with the best possible outcome, but to keep you informed throughout the legal process. If you have been arrested and charged with a drug crime, contact our offices as soon as possible so that we can begin investigating your case and defending your rights.

Contact a drug crime lawyer if you have been arrested for a prescription drug offense and require legal representation in a court of law.


Hear From Our Happy Clients

Reviews & Testimonials

At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    “As stress free as it can be”
    A criminal case can be very stressful. The Meranda Law Firm can help you with this process. Zack is there to make sure that you get the best personal one on one help you can get. So you don't get pushed around in the system. Takes all the worry out of your case. Very down to earth guy. Easy to talk too. Without Zack I don't know where I would be right now. Thanks Zack; can't tell you how much I appreciate the help you gave me. If you are looking for a lawyer that can take the stress out of your case Zack is your guy
    - Jeff w
    “Great Representation”
    There are three reasons I recommend Zachuary Meranda if you are arrested for DUI. First off, he is a straight shooter. Never did he sugar coat my situation. Second, he handled everything while keeping me informed and walked me through everything as it progressed. Third, he got me the result- NO DUI!!! Thanks Zak!
    - Shane Dolen
    “Excellent job!”
    We are very appreciative of the efforts put forth by Zach Meranda. The outcome was positive and he made us feel secure in an out of control situation. Felt glad to have him defending us and having his common sense approach to our case. We would recommend his services to anyone in need.
    - Anonymous
    “I Highly Recommend The Meranda Law Firm”
    I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. I've had other attorneys and Zach is the only one that actually knew my case and put a lot of time and effort into making sure the outcome was good, which it definitely was. I really think he is one of the best attorneys & I highly recommend him to anyone that needs legal help.
    - Payton R
    “Great work!!”
    Zach Meranda was a real attorney with a no bull shit strategy!!! But he won my criminal case even when the odds were against me and I thank him and his associates!!
    - Pfeifer
    “Great Job”
    Zach did a great job representing me. He worked hard to take care of me in my case. If I ever need a lawyer again, I'll definitely give him a call first.
    - Rod
    “Great Attorney”
    Zach is a great attorney. He has represented me twice and both times I got positive results. If you need an attorney call The Meranda Law Firm, he's the best.
    - Frances Benson
    “An Attorney That Will Give You His All!”
    Zach is incredibly professional and will work as hard as he can for you, no matter how big or small your case is. He shows genuine concern and interest in his client and the situation. He is straight forward and honest. Zach was the third attorney on my case and the only one that actually took the time to become familiar with my case. He was not intimidated as my previous attorneys were and his competency resulted in my case ending in a very satisfying outcome.
    - Rylan Burrie

Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • What should I do if my child was arrested?
    No parent wants their child to have to go through an ordeal like being arrested. When these situations do occur, it can be difficult to determine what the best course of action would be. The juvenile justice system is different from the adult justice system and so it is important that you have a legal representative who understands the juvenile system and can help you get through this time. Whether your child has been accused of DUI, a drug crime, a misdemeanor, or a felony, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that we are there helping you every step of the way.
  • Can I afford a criminal defense attorney?
    Another question you will have to consider when deciding which defense lawyer to handle your case is whether or not you can afford it. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, we want to be able to provide reasonable rates to our clients so that you can get the help you need. In order to give you an idea of how much it will be, we will meet with you in a free consultation and discuss what kind of fees you could expect.
  • How do I appeal my conviction?
    What should you do if you have already been convicted of a crime and have received your sentence? If you believe that justice was not served, your first step should be to contact our firm to see if we could help you appeal your case. Not every attorney takes on appeal cases they can be more complex and time-consuming than other cases. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, however, we are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients, no matter how difficult the case. If you want us to look over your case, please contact our team as soon as possible.

Contact Us Today

We’re Ready to Help

A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your city.
  • Please select a state.
  • Please enter your liquid capital available.