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Drug Charge Attorney Dayton

Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer Assisting Clients in Dayton

Are you facing drug charges in Ohio? Knowing that you could be convicted of drug crimes can be extremely daunting, especially when you have been wrongfully accused or when you are a first-time offender who simply made a mistake. Even if you have a previous criminal record, law enforcement officials may have violated the law in searching you or your home for drugs or drug paraphernalia. No matter what your circumstances might be, an aggressive drug charge attorney in Dayton can talk with you today about your case and can begin working on defense strategies.

At Comunale Law Office, our firm has years of experience assisting clients throughout Dayton, and we can help you to build a strong defense against the drug charges you are facing.

Common Types of Drug Offenses in Dayton, Ohio

There are many different types of drug offenses in Ohio, and often individuals who are facing drug charges have been charged with more than one offense. Generally speaking, these are some of the most common types of drug charges:

There are many specific offenses within these categories concerning, for example, the number of drugs in question and the type of drug or controlled substance. We help clients with many different types of drug offense charges, including those for the following drugs and controlled substances:

  • Marijuana;
  • Prescription drugs like OxyContin;
  • Methamphetamine;
  • Ecstasy;
  • Cocaine;
  • Crack; and
  • Heroin.

Penalties for Dayton, Ohio Drug Offenses

The penalties you can face for a drug conviction are dependent upon the type of drug, the actions you took with regard to the drug, and the amount of the substance in your possession. Some examples of drug conviction penalties include:

  • Drug possession: Anywhere from a first-degree misdemeanor to a felony offense, which can result in anywhere from 180 days in jail up to a much longer term of imprisonment;
  • Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs: A first offense typically is a misdemeanor charge, but subsequent offenses can carry a felony classification and can result in anywhere from three days in prison up to a term of imprisonment of multiple years;
  • Drug trafficking: A person can face felony penalties, and depending upon the type of drug or controlled substance at issue anywhere from six months in prison to a longer multi-year sentence.

Defenses to Drug Charges in Ohio

There are many different ways to defend against drug charges in Dayton, Ohio. Depending upon the specific facts of your case, you may be able to argue one or more of the following:

  • Unlawful search and seizure, or a violation of the Fourth Amendment;
  • Drugs are not yours;
  • Police or another party planted the drugs;
  • Entrapment;
  • Crime lab erroneously identified the substance as an illegal drug; and/or
  • You were in lawful possession of the drug.

Seek Advice from a Dayton Drug Defense Attorney

If you are facing drug charges in Ohio, you should speak with a Dayton drug defense attorney as soon as possible to get started on your case. Contact the Comunale Law Office to learn more about how we can assist with your defense.

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