As a part of an overall effort by law enforcement and prosecutors to curb the effects of drug abuse in Ohio, steep consequences face those arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Sadly, it is often the person at the bottom of the “pyramid” – the possessor – that carries the least influence over the spread of drugs yet is most often the one incarcerated and to have their legal rights abused and ignored. A Columbus drug charge lawyer is ready to put up an aggressive fight against unfair treatment, unmerited charges and an affront to your rights.
Penalties for Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of such substances as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin brings with is potentially perilous repercussions. While marijuana, when possessed in an amount under 1,000 grams, generally leads to a misdemeanor charge, possession of any other controlled substance – including prescription drugs that were unlawfully obtained – is a felony offense. If you are convicted, you can go to prison for up to 12 months and be subject to a $2,500 fine. In some cases of increased possession amounts, prison terms of up to 8 years can be handed down. Your attorney can seek to have charges reduced or dismissed, or can petition the court to offer drug treatment as an alternative to conviction (Intervention in Lieu of Conviction).
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No matter the nature of a charge – from minor offenses to grievous criminal allegations – Koenig & Long, LLC is ready to offer strong and effective legal counsel. We understand how easy it is to be unfairly treated by the justice system and want to put our experience to work for you. Well-respected by both its peers and the media, our attorneys have demonstrated their ability to gain “not guilty” verdicts and their commitment to outstanding client care for 25 years.
Possession charges should be taken very seriously. Contact a Columbus Drug Possession Defense Attorney as soon as possible if you have been arrested. You need to hire a lawyer who has a history of winning cases. View our outstanding winning record!
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