Defending against criminal drug charges
DON’T FACE DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES ALONE
If you are brought up on drug trafficking charges, you face serious consequences and in certain cases may be tried under both state and federal jurisdictions. The criminal defense lawyers at Palmer Legal Defense provide confident advocacy, whether defending you in court or engaging in negotiations to reduce charges or sentencing.
Drug Trafficking Attorneys
Drug trafficking is one of the most severe drug charges, punishable by stiff penalties. Ohio law defines drug trafficking as:
- Knowingly selling or offering to sell a controlled substance
- Preparing controlled substances for shipment, transport, delivery, distribution, or distributing a controlled substance with the knowledge that the controlled substance is intended for sale or resale
Drug Dealing Attorneys
Drug dealing is an umbrella term that includes the practice of drug trafficking, possession of drugs, the intent to distribute or sell or the resale of illegal drugs.
Drug Possession Attorneys
In Ohio, drug possession is defined as the possession of illegal drugs for personal use, distribution, or sale. Drug possession also refers to the possession of controlled substances such as prescription medications, and can include the possession of compounds or mixtures that are often used to make or manufacture illegal drugs. The possession or use of prescribed medication without a prescription is equally serious.
Intent to sell or distribute
If the drug possession charges being brought against you include a charge of intent to sell or distribute, your punishment could be even more serious than they would be for simple possession. The distinction of “intent to distribute” is generally determined by the amount of the drug found in your possession, and the understood rate at which a person could use that drug alone.
Contact a Columbus drug crimes attorney
If you or someone you know is facing drug possession charges in Ohio, contact our Columbus criminal defense attorneys at 614-224-6142 or fill out our contact form.