Drug Offenses

Drug Charges In Columbus And Central Ohio

A record for a drug-related offense carries a certain stigma. There was a time when the people convicted of drug crimes were hard-core drug users or sellers. Today, that is often not the case: people charged with drug crimes come from all walks of life. Although drug-related convictions are now more common, that certain stigma remains.

The stigma of a drug conviction is not the only concern. The other concerns are the sentence imposed by the court and the secondary consequences associated with a drug conviction. The sentence imposed by the court for a drug crime in Ohio always includes a mandatory driver’s license suspension and may also include jail time, a prison sentence, forfeiture of property, fines, probation and other sanctions. The secondary consequences for a drug conviction include effects on employment opportunities, professional licensing, insurance, firearm ownership, and student financial aid.

Attorney With Experience Representing Clients In Drug Cases

If you have been charged with a drug offense in Columbus or central Ohio and would like the chance to avoid or limit those consequences, contact a criminal defense attorney with experience representing clients for drug charges. A good criminal defense lawyer can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Choosing the right lawyer to represent you can be challenging. You should research prospective lawyers thoroughly and select an attorney that focuses on criminal defense, is knowledgeable about drug crimes, has experience with these types of cases, and gives you and your case the attention you deserve.

Various Drug Offenses Charged In Ohio Courts

A drug offense is any offenses that is related to controlled substances. To learn more about specific types of drug offenses, please click the appropriate link below:

Strategies For Defending Clients Charged With Drug Offenses

An experienced lawyer can help you develop an effective strategy for defending against drug charges in Columbus and central Ohio. One part of an effective defense is to explore the possibility of a diversion program or an intervention program that may lead to the charges being dismissed without a conviction. The other part of an effective defense is to examine the factual issues and legal issues involved in the case. Those issues include the legality of the search that led to evidence being seized, the propriety of the process for obtaining statements, the strength of circumstantial evidence, the links in the chain of custody, the process for analyzing and measuring the controlled substances, and any circumstances that may mitigate the consequences.

Representation For Drug Crimes In Columbus And Central Ohio

As a criminal defense attorney since 1997, I have represented several clients, including many students, charged with drug offenses in Franklin County courts, Delaware County courts, and other courts throughout central Ohio. In many cases, we are able to get the charges dismissed or reduced, and we are often able to get the records for the case sealed (expunged). I accept a limited number of cases so I can give each client the attention and service I would want as a client.

If you would like more information about me, please read my profile. If you would like more information about my practice, please read the firm overview. You can also see what clients say and review my past case results. I charge flat fees for drug cases, so you will know the exact fee before my representation begins, and credit cards are accepted. If you would like to discuss how I can help with your drug case, EMAIL ME or call me at 614-717-1177 to arrange a free consultation.