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Drug Offense Convictions Are Costly: Talk To A Drug Charges Lawyer

If you are charged with a drug offense in Ohio, you need to hire a drug charges lawyer as soon as possible. Often, the accused has made statements to the investigating agencies, and their drug charges attorney has to make up for lost time. At Patrick M. Farrell Co. L.P.A., we find that when represented, defendants often do not have motions filed on their behalf that might allow them to have the case reduced or dismissed in its entirety.

Our Brooklyn Heights attorney, Pat Farrell, reviews all the evidence from booking videos, dash cams, body cams, and other evidentiary materials to determine the basis of the allegations that are brought against the clients. He then decides whether law enforcement acted and performed their duties lawfully, which would affect the case outcome. An experienced defense lawyer, Pat understands the stakes after a drug charge.

What To Know About The Consequences

Drugged driving (OVIs) and other drug offenses make up a major portion of criminal charges throughout the state of Ohio. Three of the most common drug charges include:

  1. Possession: When someone has a controlled substance in their possession. In cases involving marijuana, the possession of marijuana without a medical marijuana card.
  2. Manufacture: The unlawful creation of controlled substances can result in charges of drug manufacturing, which is usually considered a felony.
  3. Trafficking: The transportation of illegal controlled substances, particularly when the transfer crosses state lines, is a serious crime. Trafficking charges are felonies that usually require jail or prison time.
  4. Drug Dealing: When someone is selling or distributing drugs, the government will often seek to prosecute them to the fullest extent possible under law.

When it comes to drug offenses in the state of Ohio, the consequences are constantly changing. However, one thing remains the same: these penalties are harsh and can affect you for the rest of your life. Many may think these are minor offenses due to the number of individuals arrested and charged. However, these offenses result in collateral penalties many defendants are unaware of. The additional penalties may include:

  • Inability to obtain financial aid for continuing education after high school
  • Termination of employment
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Increased insurance premiums
  • Inability to obtain employment
  • Possible deportation

Although many drug offenses are expungable, drugged driving is not, and they will affect the ability to expunge another criminal offense.

Working For You

From our office in the Cleveland metro, we help both Ohio residents and out-of-state individuals fight OVI/DUI offenses and drug charges. With every client who comes through our door, we explore every possibility and perform extensive research and investigation. Each case comes with different circumstances, evidence and individuals. We will listen to what has happened to you, and the drug crimes you are facing and create a legal plan that works uniquely for you and your best interests. We have represented clients in many cases and have worked diligently to have charges reduced or dismissed in their entirety.

Get Started Today

At Patrick M. Farrell Co. L.P.A., we treat clients like family. Call attorney Pat Farrell today at 216-661-5050 for a free consultation at our office. You can also send an email.