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Issue One on the fall ballot could threaten drug courts

Ohio is a state that has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, and that is obvious when it comes to its politics as well. There are two camps: one that suggests drug offenders need to be treated for their conditions, such as addiction or mental health issues, and others who believe that drug crimes should remain felonies instead of misdemeanors.

What do the courts consider before sentencing?

Felonies in Ohio are penalized in accordance with the felony sentencing guidelines within the state. The state published documents that state that the point of penalizing those who have committed crimes is to make sure the public is protected against future crimes. The courts aim to use the minimum number of sanctions against a person to accomplish the desired result without imposing unnecessary burdens on local or state resources.

Vandalism in Ohio: Railroads versus general vandalism

When you think of vandalism, you might imagine a person painting graffiti on a wall or damaging a neighbor's plants. Usually, it's something seen as a juvenile crime, but that's not always the reality. Depending on the kind of damage caused, a person can face a felony for vandalizing a property.

Opioid sales potentially leading to murder charges in Ohio

Opioids have become such a major problem throughout the United States that they're drawing attention to the role doctors, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies play in addiction. Not all people who end up dependent and addicted to drugs intended to become that way; in many cases, those struggling with pain and dealing with it through opioids are the ones who ended up paying the price.

What's different between a misdemeanor and felony?

Misdemeanors and felonies are both charges that you don't want to have on your record. Both can affect your ability to obtain a job or to rent an apartment you love. Some may make it harder for you socially, whereas others could hold you back when you're looking to go to college.

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