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If you have been charged with drug possession in , contact the Drug Possession Lawyers at Stiefvater Law, LLC. We limit the number of clients we represent to ensure that each client receives a level of representation unheard of in today’s law firms. This level of service has made us the go to Drug Possession Defense Law Firm in . Call now and get the defense you need.

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 Lawyers. 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:

Fentanyl: 1 gram, 5 grams, 10 grams, 20 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams, and in excess of 100 grams.

Hashish: 5 grams, 10 grams, 50 grams, 250 grams, 1000 grams, 2000 grams, and in excess of 2000 grams.

The law identifies different amounts for these depending on liquid form, solid form, or “unit doses”

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:

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

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

Fourth Degree Misdemeanor (M4) – 0-30 days in jail. Fine up to $250.

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

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:

Heroin

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

(a) Except as otherwise provided in division (C)(6)(b), (c), (d), (e), or (f) of this section, possession of heroin 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 ten unit doses but is less than fifty unit doses or equals or exceeds one gram but is less than five grams, possession of heroin is a felony of the fourth degree, and division (C) 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 fifty unit doses but is less than one hundred unit doses or equals or exceeds five grams but is less than ten grams, possession of heroin is a felony of the third degree, and there is a presumption for a prison term for the offense.

(d) If the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeds one hundred unit doses but is less than five hundred unit doses or equals or exceeds ten grams but is less than fifty grams, possession of heroin 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 five hundred unit doses but is less than one thousand unit doses or equals or exceeds fifty grams but is less than one hundred grams, possession of heroin 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 thousand unit doses or equals or exceeds one hundred grams, possession of heroin 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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