Drug Crimes – Defense Experience in Ohio and West Virginia Courts
Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law Offers Expert Advice on Drug Crimes
Drug crimes in the states of Ohio and West Virginia are complex matters that can include several types of controlled substances. Depending on the substance, there can be different statutes and penalties. For example, heroin is illegal in every state, classified as a Schedule I controlled substance at the federal and state level. The opioid epidemic places significant pressure on localities to address public health problems. At the same time, the ability to obtain medical marijuana grows as a popular treatment. So, being charged with a substance-related crime requires a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you fight for your rights. Consult with Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law today to know where you stand. Call our office at (304) 485-5372 or contact us online for an appointment.
Drug Possession and Distribution in Ohio and West Virginia
As a defense lawyer with experience handling charges related to drug possession and distribution, Jay Gerber can represent clients at court in Ohio and West Virginia. He has the years of experience and offers successful defense strategies to help protect your rights as you fight drug possession and distribution charges. With the courtroom and legal experience of more than a decade, he fights hard with you to bring the best representation possible.
Drug Trafficking - Controlled Substances in OH and WV
It is illegal to manufacture, deliver, possess with intent to manufacture or deliver, any type of controlled substance. Federal drug laws as well as state laws in OH and WV make drug trafficking a serious offense. While courts may show limited leniency for a first-time offense, trafficking drugs within 1,000 feet of a school or college can make you ineligible for parole for three years.
It is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer if you or a loved one are apprehended. Drug trafficking crimes are serious matters and any statements or actions can be used as evidence of guilt. Protect your rights by calling Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law for a consultation today!
Penalties for Drug Crimes in OH and WV
Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law wants you to know that courts in both Ohio and West Virginia can levy severe penalties for drug crimes. In WV, transporting or trafficking narcotics is treated the same as dealing or selling. It can carry jail time between one and 15 years, and a $25,000 fine. In OH, the schedule of controlled substances can vary the type of criminal charge you face. For drug crimes in OH, offenders may be charged using a bulk amount that determines the type of charge and related penalty. These penalties can include probation, diversion programs, and suspension of your driver’s license.
As you can see, you need sound legal advice from a lawyer who knows the laws and penalties for drug crimes in OH and WV. Contact Jay Gerber, Attorney at Law to review your legal matter with confidence.