A Strong Defense Against Drug Charges
Ohio has some of the toughest penalties in the nation for those facing drug charges. There is a strong push from the state to severely punish people convicted of drug crimes as a deterrent. A drug crime conviction in Ohio will likely mean years behind bars and thousands of dollars in fines. Here at Ernst & Associates, LLC, we pride ourselves in putting up strong defenses against drug charges. At Ernst & Associates, we know what to expect from the prosecution on drug charge cases. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, we can put our experience to work to protect your rights, your future and your freedom.
While more and more states are loosening their stance on this drug, it is still illegal to possess, use or traffic marijuana in Ohio. All parts of the plant and any compound or mixture made from any part of the marijuana plant are also illegal. If you travel to Ohio in the possession of cannabis from a state where marijuana is legal, you are still subject to Ohio law. Because the drug is still illegal at both state and federal levels, you can still be subject to jail time, fines and even federal charges. We can defend you against charges such as:
- Producing or growing marijuana
- Distribution or sales of the drug
- Possession of marijuana paraphernalia
The severity of charges and sentencing depends on factors such as whether it was a first offense, the proximity of the arrest to a school, the amount of marijuana in possession and whether the accused was in possession of a firearm or weapon at the time of arrest.
Prescription Drug Charges
In Ohio, if you are caught with a prescription drug that is not yours, you can be charged with possession. The severity of charges depends on the addictiveness of the drug and how much was in your possession at the time of arrest. A previous conviction on drug charges will also result in a more severe charge. We can help you fight the charges against you. By putting our experience and knowledge to work for you, we will fight to reduce the charges or possibly get the charges dropped altogether.