A Better Approach To Drug Crimes Defense
America has a complicated relationship with drug use and abuse. For decades, increasingly strict drug laws and sentencing requirements have caused an explosion in the prison population without significantly reducing rates of use.
The status and availability of drugs are also changing. Marijuana has become legal or decriminalized in many states, including for medical use here in Ohio. At the same time, heroin and other opioids have become a full-blown public health emergency, claiming lives in nearly every community in the United States.
Although much has changed, the stigma and consequences of drug-related criminal charges remain the same. A drug conviction on your record can make it much more difficult to get a job, find a place to live, get into college or get access to federal student loans. Therefore, if you’ve been charged with a drug crime, it is important to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney like those at Fox & Fox Co. L.P.A.
Lost In A Maze Of Charges? We Can Help.
Drug charges are often far more complex than most people realize. First, the charges related to possession can vary greatly by specific drug and quantity. There are also charges related to possession with intent to distribute, trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia, just to name a few.
Then, there are aggravating factors — details that can increase the sentence for possessing, selling or buying drugs. These include:
- Drug quantity and classification
- The presence of a firearm (regardless of whether it was used or even brandished)
- Proximity to a school zone or other protected area
- Whether minors were involved or witness to the alleged crime
At Fox & Fox Co. L.P.A., we are ready to help you make sense of the charges against you, dispute inaccuracies and collaborate on a strategy to resolve your case in the most favorable manner available. We will inform you of all your legal options and will not go forward on any particular strategy without your input and consent.
Exploring Alternative Options
Drug crimes are often related to addiction and mental health issues. Thankfully, legislators and courts are beginning to acknowledge this and to offer alternative forms of prosecution and sentencing. In some cases, we may be able to help you plead your case in a specialized drug court or seek rehabilitation and treatment instead of incarceration.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Case For Free
With offices in Cincinnati and Amelia, Fox & Fox Co. L.P.A. represents clients throughout southern Ohio. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with a drug crimes lawyer, call us at 513-961-6644 or fill out our online contact form.