Drug Charges Attorney in Dayton
In Ohio, the amount of drugs in your possession determines the severity of the charge. For example, possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana carries a maximum fine of only $150 with no jail time. However, any amount of marijuana over 200 grams is a felony and carries the risk of actual time in prison.
Possession of heroin and cocaine carry severe penalties ranging anywhere from six months in prison to a mandatory minimum of 14 years. There are no misdemeanor cocaine or heroin charges so even the slightest amount will lead to you being charged with a felony.
Also, drug charges in Ohio carry more penalties than just jail time. Any drug-related conviction requires the judge to give you a license suspension and, depending on the charge, you may receive a mandatory fine of several thousand dollars.
IMPORTANT: If drugs are found on your person, in your car, or even in your house, it does not mean you are guilty! There are a number of different defenses to charges of possession, trafficking, or cultivating controlled substances.
Travis Kane has handled hundreds of drug-related cases and is familiar with the defenses that can lead to acquittal.