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If you are facing drug possession charges, contact the Drug Possession Defense Lawyers at Stiefvater Law. Our Drug Possession Defense Law Firm limits the number of clients we serve in order to provide the best defense possible to each and every client. This strategy has served us well, making us the go to Drug Possession Defense Lawyers in . Call now and get a free consultation even if we aren’t currently taking on new clients.

Drug Possession charges can range from minor misdemeanor to major felony with mandatory prison terms. No matter your charge, you should consult with the Drug Possession Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law. We stand up to the prosecutors and defend your rights. Our proven track record speaks for itself. Your successful defense is waiting. Call now.

Ohio law defines the bulk amounts for various drugs, including:

Cocaine

Heroin

Fentanyl

Drug Analogs

Schedule I, II, III, IV, V

Hashish

LSD

Marijuana

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The weight of the substance is the controlling factor in determining the degree of your charge. It is imperative that you discuss the facts of your case with one of our result driven Drug Possession Defense Attorneys. The weights vary depending on the form of the drug – solid, liquid, etc. Often the charging entity does not get it right. Some of the weight levels defined in Ohio law are:

LSD: 10 unit doses, 50 unit doses, 250 unit doses, 1000 unit doses, 5000 unit doses, and in excess of 5000 unit doses.

Marijuana: 100 grams, 200 grams, 1000 grams, 5000 grams, 20000 grams, 40000 grams and in excess of 40000 grams.

Different amounts are identified depending on the form of the above – liquid or solid.

Drug Possession charges can be a minor misdemeanor, fourth degree misdemeanor, first degree misdemeanor, fifth degree felony, fourth degree felony, third degree felony, second degree felony, first degree felony, and first degree felony with major drug offender specification.

Some potential range of punishments:

Fifth Degree Felony (F5) – up to 12 months in prison. Fine up to $2,500.

Fourth Degree Felony (F4) – up to 18 months in prison. Fine up to $5,000.

Third Degree Felony (F3) – up to 5 years in prison. Fine up to $10,000.

Second Degree Felony (F2) – up to 8 years in prison. Fine up to $15,000.

First Degree Felony (F1) – up to life in prison. Fine up to $20,000.

Don’t let the prosecution push you around. You have rights. We stand up for you. We stand next to you.

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ORC Section 2925.11 is Ohio’s law on Drug Possession. What follows is part of that code section:

Cocaine

(4) If the drug involved in the violation is cocaine or a compound, mixture, preparation, or substance containing cocaine, whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of possession of cocaine. The penalty for the offense shall be determined as follows:

(a) Except as otherwise provided in division (C)(4)(b), (c), (d), (e), or (f) of this section, possession of cocaine is a felony of the fifth degree, and division (B) of section 2929.13 of the Revised Code applies in determining whether to impose a prison term on the offender.

(b) If the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeds five grams but is less than ten grams of cocaine, possession of cocaine is a felony of the fourth degree, and division (B) of section 2929.13 of the Revised Code applies in determining whether to impose a prison term on the offender.

(c) If the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeds ten grams but is less than twenty grams of cocaine, possession of cocaine is a felony of the third degree, and, except as otherwise provided in this division, there is a presumption for a prison term for the offense. If possession of cocaine is a felony of the third degree under this division and if the offender two or more times previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony drug abuse offense, the court shall impose as a mandatory prison term one of the prison terms prescribed for a felony of the third degree.

(d) If the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeds twenty grams but is less than twenty-seven grams of cocaine, possession of cocaine is a felony of the second degree, and the court shall impose as a mandatory prison term a second degree felony mandatory prison term.

(e) If the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeds twenty-seven grams but is less than one hundred grams of cocaine, possession of cocaine is a felony of the first degree, and the court shall impose as a mandatory prison term a first degree felony mandatory prison term.

(f) If the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeds one hundred grams of cocaine, possession of cocaine is a felony of the first degree, the offender is a major drug offender, and the court shall impose as a mandatory prison term a maximum first degree felony mandatory prison term.

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