Preventing Drug Crimes: Education and Prevention Strategies in Ohio
As a prominent law firm committed to safeguarding our communities, DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recognizes the critical need for proactive measures to combat drug crimes in Ohio. While law enforcement plays a crucial role in maintaining order, we firmly believe that a multifaceted approach combining education and prevention strategies can be highly effective in curbing […]
The Long-Term Impact of a Drug Conviction on Your Life and Career
A drug conviction on your record can have long-lasting effects on your life and career. From difficulty finding employment to challenges with housing, the consequences can be severe. However, you can minimize these impacts and move forward with your life. In this blog post, we will discuss five strategies for overcoming the challenges of a […]
What Does It Mean to Have Possession “With Intent”?
Possessing drugs whit the intent to distribute them is a criminal offense that is punishable by both fines and imprisonment. In this blog, we explain the differences between possession, intent to distribute, and possession with the intent to distribute. What Is Possession? Possession of a controlled substance is illegal at both the state and federal […]
Why You Should Hire a Lawyer If You Are Charged With a Drug Crime
When you are charged with a drug crime, the first step you should take is to seek out an experienced lawyer who is familiar with drug crime laws. Hiring an attorney is important, especially if you want to preserve your reputation and future. In addition to the damage that these charges can have on your livelihood, they […]
Ohio Marijuana Possession and Legal Defenses
While medical marijuana was recently ruled more or less legal for some drug users with permission from their doctors, others who don’t have qualifying conditions or who want to use the drug recreationally might still be charged for possession of marijuana. Not only could you face prosecution by the state of Ohio, but you could […]
Is Marijuana Legal in Ohio?
As of 2016, some people are allowed to use marijuana, but they must have medical permission to do so. Ohio’s new medical marijuana law gives patients an affirmative defense against a drug charge if they have a doctor’s note and meet certain criteria. According to the law, a patient’s doctor must certify in writing a […]
Marijuana use and D.U.I.
We are currently seeing an increase in arrests for Driving Under the Influence for persons suspected of using marijuana. As Ohio moves towards the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use this situation is likely to increase even further. The Ohio law prohibiting Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence (commonly referred to as […]