Drug Possession Lawyer in Cleveland, OH

Skilled Defense Against Drug Possession Charges

With drug possession offenses, the devil is always in the details. Which drug is at issue, and how much of the drug do police and prosecutors claim that you had? Are authorities charging you with other offenses as well, such as possession with intent to distribute? Edward R. La Rue, Attorney at Law, has a proven record going back two decades of providing effective defense against a full range of drug charges, including drug possession.

What Consequences Might You Face?

The potential consequences you face for a drug possession charge depend on the type of controlled substance involved, as well as the amount of that substance.

For example, possession of up to 100 grams of marijuana is a minor misdemeanor in Ohio, carrying no jail time. The maximum fine is $150. But possession of more than 100 grams can bring jail time.

It’s true that Ohio is considering legalizing low-level marijuana possession. But as recently as 2013, Ohio law enforcement authorities made more than 17,000 arrests for marijuana possession.

Certain drug offense convictions can also result in losing your driver’s license.

Taking the Charges Seriously

The bottom line, then, is that you’ve got to take drug possession charges seriously, even if the amount is small. As an experienced defense lawyer, Edward La Rue knows how to defend clients aggressively against all types of drug charges. He knows how to push back strongly against possession charges for drugs that include marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and illegal prescription drugs.

He will make sure your rights are protected. Even if you have also been charged with selling or trafficking in drugs, Mr. La Rue will fight for your interests, using the litigation skills he has developed over a legal career that spans over two decades.

Get the Skilled Defense You Need

To arrange a free initial consultation with Mr. La Rue, give his office a call or complete the online form.

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