Cleveland Drug Crime Lawyer
Choose the Best Defense Firm in Cleveland!
If you have been arrested and charged with a drug crime, it is imperative
that your Cleveland drug crime attorney is a trial lawyer with extensive
experience in defending crimes related to controlled substances. Don't
assume that you will be convicted. There are many cases in which law enforcement
has overstepped the bounds of the law in search and seizure, and the evidence
against you may or may not be admissible in court.
Your case has unique circumstances and evidence and the facts should be
reviewed at once. In defending against a drug offense, your first action
must be to have the details analyzed by our firm. We are one of the state's
top criminal trial law firms, and our lawyer is prepared to help you immediately.
Penalties for Drug Crimes
Ohio lawmakers have passed tough statutes that punish drug offenders heavily,
particularly those that are convicted of:
Marijuana is one of the most common controlled substances that leads to
criminal charges, and is not legalized in our state, although it has been
decriminalized in cases of small amounts. Possession of marijuana in small
amounts (less than 100 grams) is a misdemeanor, and does not lead to incarceration,
but does include a minimal fine of $150. Other consequences of this minor
offense can come as a surprise. Minor possession of marijuana results
in the loss of a person's driver's license, and the inability
to get student loans.
If the amount of marijuana alleged to have been in your possession is 100
– 200 grams, the penalties can include up to 30 days in jail, and
a $250 fine. When the charges are more serious, such as those involving
larger amounts of marijuana, including plants, the penalties can imposed
can include years in state prison. When the charges are related to selling,
distributing, or trafficking marijuana, there is a great risk of prison
time being imposed as part of your sentence. Drugs such as methamphetamines,
cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, PCP, and illegally obtained prescription drugs
are punished even more severely, and will require a very unique defense approach.
Most drug crimes are felony offenses, and can lead to a significant period
of incarceration in state or federal prison. At the state level, a fifth
degree felony can result in a fine of up to $2,500 and a prison sentence
of up to 12 months, while a first degree felony can lead to prison for
up to 11 years and fines as high as $20,000. Federal penalties are often
far heavier than those imposed at the state level. The impact of a conviction
for a felony drug crime will last a lifetime. It is crucial that you contact
Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law to discuss your case immediately.
Why You Need Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law on Your Side
Our firm has garnered a reputation for excellence, and our attorneys are
the recipients of many honors and awards. Our highly distinguished team
can provide you with the professional level of defense counsel that could
help you to avoid a drug crime conviction. We meet extensively with our
clients throughout the duration of the case so that we have sufficient
information and evidence to build a compelling defense case to present
in court. If you are facing state or federal drug crime charges, look
no further than Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Cleveland, OH
It is very important that we get involved early in your case. Fill out our
free case evaluation form or contact us by phone at once if you have been arrested, or become aware
that you are under investigation. Our lawyers understand the severity
of your situation, and we take action to protect you against a wrongful
conviction. We always give 110% - this is our promise to you.
Contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case with our professional drug crime
defense lawyer. We give our clients our full attention, and your case
will never be shuffled to the "back burner." We genuinely care
about our clients and do everything possible to protect them, both in
and out of court.