Drugs Offenses

Drugs Offenses

Serving Akron, Canton, Summit County, Portage and Medina, Ohio.
Drug offenses can be scary, confusing, and unsettling for the individuals involved in the case, but also family members and friends of the person involved. There are a wide variety of possible charges ranging from low-level misdemeanors up to the highest level felony. The level of the offense charged and prosecuted in any drug offense can depend on the substance involved, the quantity of the substance, and other aggravating factors, such as the location of the arrest and if any other crimes are alleged in connection with the drug offense. Generally, the penalties are serious, especially for repeat offenders, and even more so if the substance is highly addictive and controlled.
 
Fortunately, because drug offenses are frequent within the Court system many courts offer diversion programs which can result in your case being dismissed if you complete all requirements of the diversion program. Knowing when these programs are available and if might qualify can be difficult if you are unfamiliar with the court prosecuting your particular case. Having an attorney that understands addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and can serve to ruin the lives of rich and poor alike. The attorneys are Hoover Kacyon LLC is understanding what individuals charged with drug offenses may be struggling with, as well as their families and friends.
 
If you have been charged with a drug offense, hiring an experienced attorney is essential. The lawyers at Hoover Kacyon, LLC., are dedicated to supporting our clients. We deliver the highest quality legal representation from a team of professionals while also providing excellent customer service. Getting the best possible outcome is our goal regardless of the level of charge or the substance involved.
 
Ohio Drug Offense Information
 
Possession of drugs, drug tools, and equipment can result in many different charges. What will affect the charges are the quantity, type of substance, and location of the incidents. In Ohio, commonly charged drug charges are as follows:
  • Possession of Controlled Substances includes methamphetamine, heroin, non-prescribed pain medications, and cocaine.

  • Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments includes pipes, needles, or other smoking devices.

  • Illegal Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia includes pipes, needles, or other smoking devices.

  • Illegal Assembly or Possession for Manufacture

  • Illegal Manufacture or Cultivation

  • Trafficking or Aggravated Trafficking
 
Depending on the facts surrounding the incidents, the actions may violate both State and Federal laws. Charges may be filed under Federal Court if it happened across state borders or in more than one state, if it occurred on federal land, or if it involved the internet or other long-distance communication methods.
Despite marijuana being legal in many other states across the United States for recreational purposes, marijuana is still illegal for recreational use in Ohio, including if marijuana was legally purchased in an adjacent state and then brought to Ohio.

Classification for drugs is based on their potential for abuse, medical use, and the likelihood of addiction. For this reason, cases involving more dangerous drugs hold steeper penalties. The “schedule” of a substance provides the basis for Federal drug crime charges.
 
What to Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
 
The complexities of drug crimes are undeniable. Multiple witnesses or delicate evidence issues may be present. Often a case can depend if the arresting officer had probable cause to search for drugs, or the officer obtained consent to search for drugs.
 
Convictions can be severe with a range of possible large fines to life in prison. Certain drug-related crimes hold strict, non-negotiable, mandatory minimum sentences. Other legal troubles often follow drug-related charges such as driver license suspension or permanent revocation of professional licenses, child neglect, and more related to child custody.
 
Hiring an experienced, capable, and adept criminal defense lawyer who comprehends the array of charges, what they may mean, and the best approach to take proves vital. Someone who protects your best interest and will pursue the most favorable outcome.
 
The lawyers at Hoover Kacyon LLC, are trained and focus on the police’s tactics to
ensure any search was lawful and not in violation of your constitutional rights. They will
challenge the police and prosecutors to prove your case and will never make
assumptions about you or your case.
 
Call the Criminal Defense Lawyers at Hoover Kacyon Today
 
A drug offense charge is a serious matter. A conviction can influence future employment, family, finances, and freedom.
 
Hoover Kacyon LLC has the overarching goals to fight for your cause, protect your interests, provide reasonable and prompt resolutions to your matter, and do it all with professionalism and honor. Call your Summit County attorneys right away at 330-922-4491 or contact us online to make an appointment.