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Mounting a defense quickly after possession charges is essential

As mentioned in last week's post, felony drug crimes are treated seriously. Felony charges include possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to distribute, distribution of controlled dangerous substances, and others. Not only are the penalties and fines severe, the consequences it has on one's life are also far reaching.

Residents of Ohio, who may not be citizens yet but are living in the country legally, may be deported permanently from the country if they are convicted of drug crimes and may never be able to see their families who continue to live in America. For American citizens, not only might job prospects become limited upon conviction of drug crimes, but also many government jobs, licenses and benefits can become inaccessible. In addition, some colleges do not grant financial aid to a person who has been previously convicted of a felony.

For these reasons, it is important to take drug charges seriously and consider consulting an experienced attorney. These type of cases hinge on preparation and investigation in the early stages. Lawyers at our firm know the importance of acting quickly when it comes to cases involving drugs.

Lawyers at our firm have successfully challenged drug possession charges based on dubious search and seizures, traffic stops and other constitutional areas. We also help our clients determine the type of legal remedy that would suit their specific circumstances. We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach and deal with each client on an individual level. For more on drug possession charges, visit our felony and misdemeanors page.

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Law Offices of
James N. Papirmeister, Esq.

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