Akron Drug Crime Lawyer
Charged with a Drug Crime? Work With an Experienced Defense Firm
Crimes that involve drugs of any kind can be punished in a harsh manner
because of the damage that can take place to society. Drug crime charges
can range from misdemeanors to serious felonies and the penalties will
alter depending up on the specific crime.
The State of Ohio is strictly against drug crimes of any type and the prosecution
associated with these cases is some of the strictest in the nation. Fortunately,
my firm can help you protect your freedom and defend your rights if you
are charged with any of the following crimes:
Possession of Controlled Substance
The illegal possession of a controlled substance will be charged according
to the amount of the controlled substance found in your possession. Ohio
separates the illegal possession of a controlled substance in five schedules.
Schedule I and II possession charges refers to the aggravated possession
of drugs. Schedule III, IV, and V possession charges refer to the possession
of drugs without aggravated factors.
Drug Trafficking or Distribution
If you have been charged with drug trafficking or distribution, you will
need strong defense for any type of drug. Drug trafficking is a broad
term that relates to shipping, preparing to ship, transporting, and dealing
in narcotics. Distribution is another term used to describe trafficking
offenses in Ohio. As a result of the "war on drugs," trafficking
and distribution are taken very seriously.
Manufacture of Drugs
Drug manufacturing is a criminal offense that involves the growth or creation
of illegal substances. When manufacturing takes place, the purpose is
to sell, distribute, or traffic the drug. Manufactured drugs in Ohio can
include methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs. Typically,
illegal drug manufacturing in Ohio takes place in homes, grow houses,
and meth labs.
Cultivation of Marijuana
Drug cultivation of marijuana is defined and prohibited in
O.R.C. § 2925.04. As an illegal offense in the state of Ohio, those who are found with
grow operations can face severe consequences. Heavy penalties exist for
the manufacture or cultivation of marijuana (or marihuana) in this state.
Specific penalties will depend on the amount of drug and any aggravated factors.
Not all drug crimes involve illegal controlled substances. Prescription
fraud is a drug crime that refers to obtaining a drug from a doctor or
pharmacist through fraudulent methods. Some of the most common drugs involved
in prescription fraud are morphine, oxycodone, Darvocet, and Valium. Doctor
shopping, prescription forging, and impersonating medical staff are methods
of prescription fraud.
Other Drug Crimes
Many types of drugs and offenses can result in incarceration, heavy fines,
and other criminal penalties. Under Ohio law, tampering of drugs is a
common offense which takes place to both club drugs and prescription drugs.
Individuals who tamper with a dangerous drug or alter the packaging of
a drug can be charged with drug tampering. It is a
criminal offense to permit a felony drug abuse offense to occur. Another drug crime in
Ohio is corrupting a minor with drugs, which is to cause him or her to
use that controlled substance. The abuse of inhalants is another offense
that is committed by both adults and youth. When individuals use household
products to get high, they can be criminally charged.
Call for your
free consultation with me, a dedicated and aggressive Akron drug crimes defense attorney!
Types of Drugs
Drugs are divided into different categories based on their typical use.
Club drugs are a category of drugs often used by teenagers and young adults
at bars, nightclubs, parties, and concerts.
Common club drugs include:
Akron and Cleveland's drug problems are not simply caused by illegal
substances. Many drug crimes throughout the city and state are caused
by the abuse of prescription drugs. Prescription drugs are another category
which is a large concern for law enforcement.
Commonly abused prescription drugs include:
Contact an Akron Drug Lawyer for a Free Case Evaluation
At Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq. LLC, we can handle cases involving marijuana,
cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription drugs. If you have
been arrested for any type of drug charge involving any kind of drug,
I encourage you to schedule a
free case evaluation. Convictions for drug crimes can damage your future and the goals that
you once possessed.
If you or a loved one has been charged with any combination of the above
contact my firm at your earliest convenience. As an Akron drug attorney, I offer dedicated
and aggressive legal representation during each step of your case.