Drug Crimes

What Amount of Drugs Is Considered Trafficking in Ohio?

Ohio aggressively prosecutes drug crime charges, and anyone facing these charges should be aware that their future is at stake. Trafficking charges can come with particularly harsh penalties, including significant prison sentences and fines for the most severe offenses. Trafficking charges encompass the sale, distribution, transportation, or delivery of any amount of a controlled substance, although limited […]

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What Are the Four Major Drugs That Are Associated with Crimes?

Facing any criminal charge can be overwhelming and stressful. However, when drugs are involved in the crime, the case can become more complicated. Factors such as possession, intoxication, and addiction can have a significant effect on the severity of the charges, the complexity of your case, and the penalties you may face if you’re convicted.  […]

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Is Cocaine a Controlled Substance in Ohio?

Federal drug enforcement laws make cocaine a controlled substance in every state, including Ohio. However, the Buckeye State has some of the harshest penalties for cocaine possession. If you are facing cocaine charges in Akron, you need an experienced and skilled drug crimes defense attorney to help you avoid the most severe outcomes of a conviction. What […]

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Do First-Time Drug Offenders Go to Jail in Ohio?

Ohio has relaxed some of its drug laws in recent years, particularly those laws concerning marijuana possession. However, many drug charges still carry hefty penalties, even for first-time offenders. These penalties often include jail or prison sentences, particularly in cases involving drugs other than marijuana. Drug Possession Laws in Ohio Ohio law defines possession of a […]

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What Are the Consequences for Drug Trafficking in Ohio?

Section 2925.03 of the Ohio Revised Code deals with drug trafficking and aggravated drug trafficking. It defines these offenses as the illegal sale, shipment, transportation, delivery, distribution, or preparation for distribution of drugs. The severity of the charges and the applicable penalties depend on several factors, such as the type of drug involved, the amount, […]

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What to Know and How to Respond to Drug Charges in Akron

If you’re facing drug charges in Akron, Ohio, it can feel overwhelming. You might be worried about what will happen next and what this means for your future. Understanding Drug Charges in Ohio In Ohio, drug charges can vary a lot. They depend on the type of drug, how much you have, and what you’re […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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