If You’ve Been Charged With A Drug Crime, Contact Rittgers & Rittgers Attorneys at Law
If you have been charged with drug possession in Ohio, it is important to consult with an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. A conviction, even for a small amount of drugs, can leave you with lifelong consequences that impact your employment and education opportunities.
At Rittgers & Rittgers, our criminal defense lawyers know how to fight drug possession charges and can help you mount an effective defense. We provide skilled defense representation to clients from Cincinnati, Oxford, Mason, Butler, and throughout Ohio, including students at Miami University.
University Of Miami Code Violations
Drug related offenses, including possession and trafficking, are considered a code violation for students attending Miami University. Regardless of whether or not your charge results in a conviction, simply being arrested could lead to a hearing before the Office of Community Standards (OSC). OSC was formerly known as the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution (OESCR). OSC can have its own set of dire consequences. To learn more about these types of hearings, visit our Miami University Discipline and Code Violations page.
Defense Attorneys For Drug Possession In Warren County
Drug possession includes not only possession of illegal substances such as marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, but unauthorized possession of prescription drugs such as oxycodone, OxyContin, Xanax, Vicodin, Valium and Percocet.
Search and seizure issues play a leading role in many drug possession cases. The police must play by the rules and a Fourth Amendment violation can make evidence inadmissible.
A conviction for possession of marijuana can have dire consequences for your future. These include:
- License suspension
- Disqualification for many professional certifications and licenses
- The forfeiture and disqualification of your federal student loan funding.
Our Mason criminal defense attorneys will thoroughly investigate all of the evidence and the circumstances of your arrest to expose weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you. We understand the harsh consequences of drug possession convictions and are here to fight for your rights and your future.
Fighting Marijuana Charges In Ohio
Although some states have legalized or decriminalized marijuana possession, it is still illegal under Ohio and federal laws. People charged with marijuana possession can face fines, jail time and other penalties, depending on the amount of marijuana in question, the defendant’s criminal record and other factors.
Our lawyers defend clients against marijuana possession charges and related offenses such as:
- Marijuana cultivation and grow houses
- Marijuana trafficking
- Delivery of marijuana
- Possession of marijuana paraphernalia
There is no such thing as a minor drug offense in Ohio. If you are convicted, your driver’s license will be suspended for six months. You will also have a lifetime criminal record.
If you face drug charges in Ohio, our lawyers are here to discuss your case and your options.
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If you are seeking strong defense representation for a drug possession case in Butler or Warren County, our Oxford criminal defense attorneys are here for you.