Drug Distribution Lawyer in Cleveland, OH

Strong Defense Against Sale or Distribution Charges

Drug laws tend to reflect political pressures. In Ohio and across the nation, the pressure to crack down on drugs has filled prisons with many people who arguably don’t need to be there.There are signs that this is changing, as Ohio considers the legalization of marijuana up to a certain amount even as the state struggles to respond to an epidemic of heroin addiction.Amid the shifting sands of politics, however, this remains true: If you are facing charges for selling, distributing or trafficking in drugs, you need to get a good defense lawyer on your side right away.Edward R. La Rue, Attorney at Law, has a proven track record dating back more than two decades of providing skilled, aggressive defense against all types of drug charges, including sale or distribution. Get in touch with him today to arrange a free initial consultation. He serves clients in the Cleveland area and throughout Northeastern Ohio.

Notable Cases That Show How Mr. La Rue Gets Results

As a former prosecutor with more than 25 years of experience in criminal law, Mr. La Rue has the knowledge and skills to defend you vigorously. Here are two examples of how he gets results.

  • State of Ohio v. A.Q., Case No. CR-440195, Judge Daniel Gaul.
    (Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas), Edward R. La Rue won dismissals of two counts of drug trafficking, two counts of drug trafficking with firearm and juvenile specifications, one count of possession of drugs, one count of possession of drugs with firearm specifications, and one count of possession of drugs with juvenile and firearm specifications. (More than 750 grams of cocaine and multiple firearms were seized by law enforcement from the defendant’s residence.) The 8th District Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of these charges.
  • State v. Kelly, Case No. CR-496736 before the Honorable Dick Ambrose.
    Mr. La Rue’s Motion to Suppress Evidence based on the violation of Ms. Kelly’s constitutional rights was granted, despite a search warrant being issued, excluding hundreds of prescription painkillers and pounds of marijuana from being used in court against defendant. The Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed this decision.
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