Most commonly, the factor used to classify a drug charge as a felony or a misdemeanor is the amount of the drug.
Can Police Execute A Search Of An Automobile Or A Residence Without A Warrant If They Suspect A Drug Offense?
Yes, they can.
If Drugs Are Discovered In The Vehicle But Not On My Person Can I Still Receive A Drug Related Charge?
Yes, if the drugs are near you or considered to be in your possession, you can receive a drug-related charge.
Are There Any Alternative Programs Available For First Time Drug Offenders In Ohio?
Yes. There are many felony courts in the area that offer intervention programs in lieu of convictions. In Hamilton County, there is a Drug Court, which works with offenders to keep jail days low and to potentially keep the crime off your record.
Do You Recommend Intervention Programs For Every Client Or Do You Only Recommend It For Clients That Would Be Successful In it?
When recommending intervention programs for my clients, I take many things into consideration. If you have a professional medical license, such as a nurse would, you should go through the program to get the drug charge off your record. The program is intense, and I recommend it to clients who I believe would be successful. Otherwise, I may recommend pleading to the F4 or F5, or accepting probation and having the record later expunged.
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