Drug Offenses In 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, particularly with the prevalent use of marijuana and prescription drugs. Although drug-related convictions are now more common, that certain stigma remains. To avoid or reduce the consequences of a conviction, you may want to hire a Columbus drug crime lawyer.
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 includes a potential 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.
Attorneys For Drug Crimes In Columbus And Central Ohio
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.
The Dominy Law Firm has handled drug cases since 1997. We have represented clients for nearly every type of drug-related case, including misdemeanor offenses, felony crimes, marijuana offenses, prescription drug crimes, and trafficking cases. Founding attorney Shawn Dominy was listed as one of the top 50 lawyers in Columbus, Ohio by Columbus Monthly magazine and SuperLawyers®
Types Of Drug Crimes In Columbus And Central Ohio
A drug offense is any offenses that is related to controlled substances. The offenses we typically see include:
• Marijuana charges
• Prescription drug offenses
• Misdemeanor drug charges
• Felony drug crimes
Strategies For Drug Charges In Columbus And Central Ohio
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 in lieu of conviction program which 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
Since 1997, the Dominy Law Firm has 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).
Our firm accepts a limited number of cases so we can give each client the attention and service we would want as a client. If you would like more information about our firm, please read the firm overview. We charge flat fees for drug cases, so you will know the exact fee before representation begins, and credit cards are accepted. If you would like to discuss how we can help with your drug case in Columbus or central Ohio, please complete this CONTACT FORM or call us at 614-717-1177 to arrange a free consultation.