Defending Schedule II/III Possession Charges
Authorities have made Ohio a battleground for prescription drug offenses. It is true that painkiller abuse and overdose have become serious problems, but lawmakers and officials have wrongly decided that severe criminal punishment is the answer to the prescription drug epidemic.
If you have been charged with possession or trafficking, you need to fight the accusations aggressively so you can protect your freedom, assets and future.
At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, our Ohio drug offense attorneys adeptly anticipate the strategies that prosecutors will use. We work hard to find weaknesses in their case against you. Whether it is improper police work, a violation of search and seizure law or unreliable testimony against you, our lawyers understand how to highlight doubts concerning your drug charges.
Our lawyers understand addiction. If you have a problem, we can help you navigate treatment options that may help mitigate a sentence and will, most importantly, help you. To see some of our past work, visit our Criminal Representative Cases page.
From our offices in Cincinnati, Lebanon and Oxford, Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima helps with controlled substance charges in Hamilton, Butler and Warren counties. For a consultation with an experienced defense attorney, call 513-496-0134 or email us.
Can a Drug Trafficking Charge Be Reduced?
When you’re accused of a prescription drug crime, it’s important to consider a variety of options. In many instances, prescription drug trafficking charges can be reduced. When an agreement with prosecutors is in your best interest, an experienced attorney should negotiate on your behalf to secure the best deal available.
Our Ohio prescription drug defense attorneys can help with charges for a variety of controlled substances, including:
- Oxycodone (Oxecta, Roxicodone, OxyContin)
- Bath salts (methylenedioxypyrovalerone, or MDPV)
Plea bargains are especially common when a person is accused of multiple drug crimes. If you are charged with two or three counts of drug trafficking, you are facing an especially severe punishment. Prosecutors and judges are much less likely to offer reduced charges and sentences in multiple count indictments. Specifications complicate matters even more, by adding state-legislated mandatory minimum sentences.
A common example of a specification carrying a mandatory minimum sentence is a firearm specification. Mandatory minimum sentences will apply for a variety of other factors, including the weight or quantity of the drug, whether the crime occurred within the vicinity of a juvenile or school, and whether the accused has a prior record.
In these situations, it is crucial to get an experienced drug defense lawyer involved as soon as possible.
At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, we have a strong record of helping southern Ohio residents accused of serious drug offenses. Contact us today for a consultation with an experienced Cincinnati prescription drug crime defense attorney.