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 Haughey & Niehaus, LLC, our Oxford 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 Oxford, Mason, Butler, and throughout southwest Ohio, including students at Miami University.
Contact our Oxford drug possession attorneys today at (513) 802-9283.
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 Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution, which 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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.