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How can I defend myself against a drug charge?

Just because you were arrested and accused of a crime does not mean that you will be convicted or punished. Every person who faces criminal charges has the right to a defense, and no one will be convicted until – and only if – they are found to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. For example, if the alleged crime relates to drugs, you may have a variety of defense options at your disposal.

2 common yet very serious drug crimes

It seems like there is an infinite number of ways to get in trouble with the law related to drugs. Nevertheless, it's important for United States citizens to understand the laws of the land so that they can avoid breaking the rules and, potentially, ending up in prison. Here are two of the most common yet very serious drug crimes that our law firm defends its clients against:

5 arrested for alleged drug crimes in Guernsey County

Nobody ever plans to get arrested and accused of drug crimes, but it happens on a regular basis in Ohio. One minute someone is driving down the road. The next minute, the individual gets pulled over by police, officers conduct a search and police are carrying out an arrest.

Why am I addicted to opioid-based medications?

There are times when someone's pain gets so bad that the only relief a doctor can provide involves the prescription of opiate-based medications. The problem is, these drugs are highly addictive. They have caused many victims to fall into a cycle of addiction and abuse -- due to no fault of their own. When the doctor cuts these individuals off, the addiction is so strong that they often resort to unlawful tactics to obtain the medicine, and this could cause them to get in trouble with the law.

Announcements address opioid crisis in Ohio, United States

Ohio is one of the states most impacted by the opioid epidemic, so it may be no surprise that the Attorney General has been involved in making changes to address the epidemic. During the latest news conference in Cleveland, he reported that the office was doing all it could to reduce these deaths, but it first needs to determine how to. He claims there has been some progress, but the office will continue to increase its efforts.

Cuyahoga County's drug court program could help you

Drug charges are serious, and you need to treat them as if they're going to land you in jail even if it's unlikely. By looking at the worst-case scenarios, it's possible to prepare yourself and defend your case in a way that will help you get away with little to no real penalty, depending on the circumstances.

The blurred line between the juvenile and adult justice systems

The mission of the U.S. judicial system is to faithfully enforce the law and protect its citizens. Since the 1800s, the U.S. has had two separate judicial systems: one for adults and one for juveniles. Back then, people under the age of eighteen who allegedly committed a crime received more leniency in juvenile court. Over the passing generations, however, society has called for tougher sentencing, even for the once protected class of youth.

Boating in Ohio: Restrictions on alcohol and drug use

Operating any vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal in Ohio. No one is allowed to operate or control a vehicle, water skis or other devices if they are on drugs or under the influence of alcohol. If a person is impaired when driving any kind of vehicle, he or she could be putting him or herself and others in danger.

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