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Penalties for Drug Offenses in Ohio

Controlled substances, including prescription drugs, are closely regulated under both state and federal law. The laws are intended to curb drug addiction, drug abuse, drug trafficking and other dangers caused by individuals using or abusing prescription drugs. Committing prescription fraud to illegally obtain prescription drugs, dealing prescription drugs, and even drug possession (involving prescription drugs without a valid prescription) are considered as drug crimes and will be prosecuted accordingly.

If you or a loved one has been charged with prescription drug offenses or you are being investigated for drug offenses, you need to contact a Columbus prescription drug offenses lawyer at the firm immediately. The firm has over 15 years representing clients facing drug charges and is ranked amongst the top 1% of criminal lawyers nationwide, as per Best Lawyers in America. When you want an attorney who will work closely with you to build an aggressive defense, you want a prescription drug crimes attorney from The Koffel Law Firm.

In the state of Ohio, almost every drug offense carries a mandatory suspension of your driver's license. Even if no vehicle was involved in the commission of the crime, you are facing a 6-month to 3-year license suspension if you are convicted of a drug crime. In addition, Ohio's penalties for drug offenses are as follows:

  • A minor misdemeanor carries a maximum fine of $150.
  • A misdemeanor 1-4 carries a fine of between $250 and $1000, along with a mandatory jail sentence ranging between 30 and 180 days in jail, depending on the level of the misdemeanor.
  • A felony drug crime conviction comes with a penalty fine of between $2,500 and $20,000. A felony offense also carries a mandatory prison sentence ranging from 12-months to 10-years depending on the felony charge.
  • A misdemeanor or felony drug offense will stay on your permanent record and can dramatically impact your ability to obtain credit or employment in the future.

Why You Need a Columbus Prescription Drug Offense Lawyer

State and local law enforcement officials have declared an all-out war on drugs. If you are facing charges relat ed to a prescription drug offense, you need to take the charges very seriously. Contacting a lawyer from the firm is your first step towards protecting your rights. The attorneys at the firm are known for aggressively defending their clients against prescription drug charges. They take the time to carefully review each case, determine the best course of action and work hard to provide you with the high-quality and aggressive representation you deserve.

Don't jeopardize your freedom or your rights. If you or a loved one has been charged with prescription drug crimes, contact a Columbus prescription drug offenses attorney at the firm right away to schedule your confidential consultation.

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