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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 Attorney 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.

Drug Possession can be a relatively minor misdemeanor or scale up to a major felony offense with mandatory prison sentences. No matter your charge, you need a Drug Possession Defense Lawyer with experience fighting the full range of drug possession charges. Prosecutors are getting more and more difficult about drug possession charges. Stiefvater Law is a Drug Possession Defense Law Firm with a proven track record. Your successful defense starts with your call.

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

Marijuana

Cocaine

LSD

Heroin

Hashish

Fentanyl

Schedule I, II, III, IV, V

Drug Analogs

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Many of the bulk weights defined by the Ohio Revised Code are different if the substance is in liquid or solid form. It is important that you discuss the details of your arrest and charge with a results oriented Drug Possession Defense Lawyer so the best defense can be put forth on your behalf. Some of the bulk weights identified in Ohio law are as follows:

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 first degree felony with major drug offender specification, first degree felony, second degree felony, third degree felony, fourth degree felony, fifth degree felony, first degree misdemeanor, fourth degree misdemeanor, or minor misdemeanor.

Potential punishment for conviction of drug possession:

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.

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Ohio Revised Code Section 2925.11 governs charges of Drug Possession. The following is an excerpt from the Code:

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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