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Drug possession charges are serious. Show the prosecutors that you are serious about your defense and walk into the courtroom with Drug Possession Defense Lawyer Robert Stiefvater. Robert’s Drug Possession Law Firm has become the go to firm for the defense of drug possession charges in . This is largely in part to the fact that we limit the number of client’s we serve at any given time. This enables us to dedicate our practice to you.

A charge of Drug Possession can be a major felony offense with mandatory prison sentences. It can also be a relatively minor misdemeanor. The degree of the charge depends largely upon the controlled substance being possessed as well as the weight of the controlled substance. Contact Drug Possession Defense Attorney Robert Stiefvater and understand your charge as well as what your best defense should look like. Your defense starts with your call.

Ohio law provides for the bulk amounts and various sentences by weight of the following drugs:

Cocaine

LSD

Heroin

Marijuana

Schedule I, II, III, IV, V

Hashish

Fentanyl

Drug Analogs

Call to discuss the facts of your case.

It is critical that you discuss the specifics of your case with one of our results oriented Drug Possession Lawyers at Stiefvater Law. For example, the bulk amounts defined by Ohio law identify different amounts depending upon the form of the controlled substance (liquid, solid, etc.). For example:

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

Cocaine: 5 grams, 10 grams, 20 grams, 27 grams, 100 grams, and in excess of 100 grams.

The law also prescribes different amounts for these substances depending on “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.

We stand next to you. We stand up for you. Do not let the prosecutor push you around.

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Section 2925.11 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) creates the crime of Drug Possession. Below is a part of the law as written in the ORC:

Hashish

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

(a) Except as otherwise provided in division (C)(7)(b), (c), (d), (e), (f), or (g) of this section, possession of hashish is a minor misdemeanor.

(b) If the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeds five grams but is less than ten grams of hashish in a solid form or equals or exceeds one gram but is less than two grams of hashish in a liquid concentrate, liquid extract, or liquid distillate form, possession of hashish is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

(c) If the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeds ten grams but is less than fifty grams of hashish in a solid form or equals or exceeds two grams but is less than ten grams of hashish in a liquid concentrate, liquid extract, or liquid distillate form, possession of hashish 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.

(d) If the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeds fifty grams but is less than two hundred fifty grams of hashish in a solid form or equals or exceeds ten grams but is less than fifty grams of hashish in a liquid concentrate, liquid extract, or liquid distillate form, possession of hashish is a felony of the third degree, and division (C) of section 2929.13 of the Revised Code applies in determining whether to impose a prison term on the offender.

(e) If the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeds two hundred fifty grams but is less than one thousand grams of hashish in a solid form or equals or exceeds fifty grams but is less than two hundred grams of hashish in a liquid concentrate, liquid extract, or liquid distillate form, possession of hashish is a felony of the third degree, and there is a presumption that a prison term shall be imposed for the offense.

(f) If the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeds one thousand grams but is less than two thousand grams of hashish in a solid form or equals or exceeds two hundred grams but is less than four hundred grams of hashish in a liquid concentrate, liquid extract, or liquid distillate form, possession of hashish is a felony of the second degree, and the court shall impose as a mandatory prison term a second degree felony mandatory prison term of five, six, seven, or eight years.

(g) If the amount of the drug involved equals or exceeds two thousand grams of hashish in a solid form or equals or exceeds four hundred grams of hashish in a liquid concentrate, liquid extract, or liquid distillate form, possession of hashish is a felony of the second degree, and the court shall impose as a mandatory prison term a maximum second degree felony mandatory prison term.

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