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Cincinnati Drug Crimes Lawyers: Your Allies In Challenging Times

Drug charges bring numerous challenges and uncertainties. If this is your first brush with the law, you may be struggling under the weight of potential consequences, such as jail time, fines and the long-term impact of a criminal conviction.

Drug-related accusations require a robust defense from an experienced attorney. At the Cincinnati law firm of Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, we understand what’s at stake and are ready to stand with you through this challenging time.

The Experience You Need For A Tenacious Defense

We apply more than 200 years of legal experience to develop strong defenses for people like you facing serious charges. As Cincinnati-based lawyers handling drug charges, we have successfully fought the prosecution in numerous criminal cases.

Throughout the years, we’ve earned numerous awards and accolades for our legal work. We pride ourselves on our diligent and personalized approach. When you work with us, you can expect us to listen to you, dig into the details of your case and ensure that every step we take is geared toward protecting your rights and your future.

Tackling A Broad Spectrum Of Drug Charges In Cincinnati

Drug offenses in Ohio come in various forms, and our firm is equipped to handle them all. From simple possession to more complex charges such as distribution, trafficking, driving under the influence of drugs and prescription drug fraud (which we encounter frequently), our drug defense lawyers are prepared to fight for you.

In the prescription drug context, we handle cases involving illegal processing of drug documents and deception to obtain a dangerous drug, among other situations.

Additionally, we handle federal drug charges, which are serious and often come with mandatory minimum prison terms.

Penalties For Cincinnati Drug Charges

The penalties for drug charges in Cincinnati can vary greatly, depending on factors like the type and quantity of the substance involved. Ohio law differentiates between misdemeanors – which are less severe and typically involve lighter penalties and a possible prison sentence of less than a year – and felonies, which can lead to significant fines and lengthy prison sentences.

Here are some possible sentencing outcomes you may be facing:

  • Prison
  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Forfeiture of your property, including your vehicle

Substances that are listed on Schedules I and II come with harsher penalties.

If you’re struggling with addiction, you may qualify for supervision and treatment through the Drug Treatment and Recovery Court of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. We can advise you on whether you’re eligible and, if so, help you pursue this program as an alternative to harsher consequences.

Challenging Drug Charges On Fourth Amendment Grounds

Prosecutors must have sufficient evidence to pursue drug charges against you. Typically, that evidence comes from a police search or seizure.

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures. This means law enforcement can’t search or arrest you without probable cause. There are many nuances to the standards they must uphold, and if they violate your constitutional rights, the evidence obtained in such a manner may not be admissible in court.

We have a sharp eye for identifying such violations. We will meticulously review the details of your case, examining whether there was probable cause for a search, whether proper warrants were issued and whether you were afforded all the protections the law requires.

If we find that your Fourth Amendment rights were infringed, we will vigorously challenge the admissibility of the evidence and work to have your charges dismissed or reduced. Your rights are our top priority, and we stand ready to assert them to the fullest extent.

Protecting The Rights Of Medical Professionals Facing Drug Charges

For doctors, nurses, dentists and other professionals in the health care field, a drug charge can threaten more than just personal freedom. It can jeopardize the very license that underpins their careers.

If you’re in this situation, you deserve the highest level of legal advocacy. We understand the unique pressures and the high stakes you’re facing. The prospect of losing years of hard work, as well as your professional license and reputation, can be profoundly distressing. The impact extends beyond yourself to your family as well as the patients and communities that rely on your expertise and care.

Our firm has a wealth of experience defending medical professionals against drug charges. Our approach is twofold: We aggressively defend you in the criminal arena while also navigating the complexities of administrative proceedings that could affect your license. We are committed to minimizing the impact of these charges on all aspects of your life so that you can continue to serve and thrive in your chosen field.

Your Rights And Your Future Are Our Priority

If you’re facing drug charges such as trafficking or possession, a Cincinnati lawyer who knows what they’re doing can make all the difference. We are prepared to go the distance for you.

Contact us today to see how we can help you move forward from this trying time. You can also call us at 513-496-0134.

Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima

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