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Noble County Drug Crime Lawyers
Felony and Misdemeanor Charges in Morgan, Washington, Guernsey, and Belmont Counties
If you have been accused of a drug crime, there is no time to lose in reaching out to our reliable team at Cross Law Office. Whether the charge involves heroin, marijuana, LSD, ecstasy, PCP, cocaine, methamphetamine, or even prescription drugs including Oxycontin or Vicodin, our Noble County drug crime attorneys have the intricate knowledge to defend your rights.
Drug crimes are treated extremely seriously by law enforcement and the court. Getting aggressive legal advocacy is key to avoiding the harsh consequences that could affect the rest of your life if you are convicted. We are ready to fight vigorously for you at trial.
Types of Drug Crime Charges We Handle
There are many kinds of drug charges that can be made against a person. No matter how serious or trivial you think your accusation is, it is important to get in touch with our drug crime attorneys right away.
Our knowledgeable team has a wide range of experience in defending clients from charges including:
- Possessing controlled substances and drugs without valid prescriptions
- Possessing paraphernalia used for drugs or narcotics
- Possessing a large amount of drugs for the purpose of selling it
- Transporting or trafficking drugs and narcotics
- Manufacturing controlled substances
- Selling narcotics and drugs to a minor
Penalties for Drug Crimes in Ohio
Unlike many other kinds of criminal charges, drug crimes are not straightforward when it comes to the assigned penalties. A conviction could result in severe sentences or a lighter punishment, all depending on the judicial decision. The kind of drug, the amount, and the purpose of the drug’s use, whether for personal possession or sale, all affect the conviction. Moreover, the defendant’s criminal history and past record can also affect the length of a prison sentence or the amount of a fine.
In general, however, drug crimes tend to be treated particularly seriously in Ohio. Just some of the kinds of penalties that can result include jail or imprisonment time, hefty fines, court restitution, extensive parole time, and fees paid to law officers for investigative counseling. You may also need to take mandatory classes and counseling, and you will have a criminal record. You can even have your driver’s license taken away if you are convicted.
The Importance of Legal Advocacy
Of all crimes to be accused of, drug crimes tend to result in some of the harshest sentencing. This is because there are already so many cases in our city, and eventually both judges and juries have tended to automatically assume a negative bias even before they hear a defendant’s side. A guilty verdict could dramatically affect the rest of your life, which is why it is essential to get in touch with Cross Law Office as soon as you can.
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