Drug Crimes

Drug crimes in Columbus, Ohio can range from misdemeanors with minimal penalties to felonies with harsh punishments.  Drug offenses can also be charged as federal offenses under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). If you are charged with a drug crime, you need to talk to a drug crime attorney immediately. Wolfe Legal Services offers free consultations to people who need a drug crime attorney in Columbus, Ohio.

Examples of Drug Crimes in Columbus, Ohio

If you are charged with a drug crime, you need to talk to a drug crime attorney. Examples of drug crimes in Columbus, Ohio include:

  • Possession of Controlled Substances
  • Drug Possession with the intent to sell
  • Aggravated Drug Trafficking

Classifications and Penalties for Drug Crimes

Drug crime convictions can result in jail time and fines. In Columbus, Ohio, a drug crime can be classified as a misdemeanor or felony.  Specifically, a drug crime can fall into one of the following classifications:

  • Minor Misdemeanor: For this type of drug crime, you are facing fines up to $150.
  • Misdemeanor of the Fourth Degree: For this type of drug crime, you are facing up to 30 day in jail and/or fines up to $250.
  • Misdemeanor of the Third Degree: For this type of drug conviction, you are facing up to 60 days in jail. You could be fined up to $500.
  • Misdemeanor of the Second Degree: For this type of drug crime, you are facing a jail sentence not more than 90 days in length. You could also face a fine up to $750.
  • Misdemeanor of the First Degree: For this type of drug crime, you are facing up to 180 days in jail. You could also be fined up to $1,000.
  • Felony of the Fifth Degree: For this type of drug conviction you are facing a fine up to $2500 and/or six to twelve months in prison time.
  • Felony of the Fourth Degree: You could face six to eighteen months in prison and/or fines up to $5,000, if you are convicted of a fourth degree felony.
  • Felony of the Third Degree: For this type of drug conviction, prison sentences range from one to five years. Additionally you could face a fine up to $10,000.
  • Felony of the Second Degree: Sentences for drug crimes range from two to eight years in prison and/or fines up to $15,000.
  • Felony of the First Degree: Prison sentences for drug crimes range from three to ten years. Possible fines can be up to $20,000.

You can learn more about the punishments for misdemeanor crimes on our misdemeanor crimes page. You can learn more about the punishments for felony crimes on our felony drug crimes penalty page.

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