Fierce Defense For Drug Charges
The state of Ohio takes drug possession, trafficking and other crimes seriously and can impose severe penalties for a conviction. As soon as you have been charged with a drug crime, it’s important to contact an attorney who can investigate your case and start building your defense. There are many ways to defend against a drug charge, including procedural violations, Fourth Amendment rights violations, entrapment and more. At William Settina, Esquire, I evaluate every angle of a situation when I create a defense strategy. My legal team will do everything in our power to get a dismissal of your case or a reduction of charges.
How Drug Crime Penalties Are Calculated
If you have been found to be in possession of a controlled substance, the penalties you face depend on a variety of factors, but primarily the type of drug and the quantity. Controlled substances are categorized according to “schedules,” which contribute to the determination of how your sentence may be carried out. The criteria for these schedules depend on the medical use of the drug, the potential for abuse, and the danger it presents to the public, among other considerations. Schedule I drugs are considered highly dangerous, as they have the highest potential for abuse and little to no medical use. Schedule V drugs have the lowest potential for abuse and are generally considered less dangerous.
Consequences And Penalties
If you have previously been convicted of a drug crime, the severity of your legal consequences is likely to increase. Whether this is the first time you’ve been charged or you have been charged before, you’re likely to face incarceration, heavy fines, the suspension of your drivers’ license and other penalties. In addition, your professional license could be revoked.
Contact Me For Immediate Defense
The best way to combat drug charges and protect your rights is to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after you’ve been charged. At William Settina, Esquire, I am an aggressive litigator who will take the time to create a thorough defense strategy and fight persistently for you in court. Call 614-762-9064 to speak with a skilled legal representative today or send my office an email for more information.