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Possession

Marijuana Possession

If you have been arrested, indicted or charged with marijuana possession in Ohio, the first suggestion is that you stay silent until you can speak with an experienced drug defense attorney. Utilizing your right to remain silent protects you from self-incrimination, and allows for the best possible defense. In the state of Ohio, drug possession carries serious penalties.

The following are the penalties for marijuana possession:

Offense Penalty Incarceration Max. Fine
Possession
Less than 100 grams Misdemeanor N/A $150
100-200 grams Misdemeanor 30 days $250
200 -1,000 grams Felony 6 months-1 year $2,500
1,000-5,000 grams Felony 1-5 years $10,000
5,000-2,0,000 grams Felony 1-5 years $10,000
20,000-40,000 grams Felony 5*-8 years $15,000
More than 40,000 grams Felony 8 years* $15,000

*Mandatory minimum term

Hash And Concentrates
Possession of less than 5g/1g (solid/liquid) Misdemeanor N/A $150
Possession of 5g/1g-10g/2g (solid/liquid) Misdemeanor 30 days $250
Possession of 10g/2g-50g/10g (solid/liquid) Felony 1 year $2,500
Possession of 50g/10g-1,000g/200g (solid/liquid) Felony 3 years $10,000

Any drug conviction (including a paraphernalia conviction) may result in a driver’s license suspension for a period of six months to five years.

Cocaine Possession

If you have been arrested, indicted or charged with cocaine possession in Ohio, the first suggestion is that you stay silent until you can speak with an experienced drug defense attorney. Utilizing your right to remain silent protects you from self-incrimination, and allows for the best possible defense.

In the state of Ohio, cocaine possession carries serious penalties.

The following are the penalties for cocaine possession:

Amount Charge Penalty
Up to 5 grams Fifth-degree felony 6-12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines
5 to >10 grams Fourth-degree felony 6-18 months in prison and $5,000 in fines
10 to <20 grams Third-degree felony 1-5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines
20 to <27 grams Second-degree felony 2-8 years in prison and $15,000 in fines
27 to <100 grams First-degree felony 3-10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines
100 grams or more First-degree felony 3-10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines

Heroin Possession

If you have been arrested, indicted or charged with heroin possession in Ohio, the first suggestion is that you stay silent until you can speak with an experienced drug defense attorney. Utilizing your right to remain silent protects you from self-incrimination, and allows for the best possible defense.

In the state of Ohio, heroin possession carries serious penalties.

The following are the penalties for heroin possession:

Amount Charge Penalty
Up to 1 gram Fifth-degree felony 6-12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines
1 to <5 grams Fourth-degree felony 6-18 months in prison and $5,000 in fines
5 to <10 grams Third-degree felony 1-5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines
10 to <50 grams Second-degree felony 2-8 years in prison and $15,000 in fines
50 to <250 grams First-degree felony 3-10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines
100 grams or more First-degree felony 3-10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines

Contact our Columbus office today at 614-358-6525 to speak with an experienced drug possession attorney.