The Best Toledo Drug Felony Lawyer

Drug felonies are very serious crimes. Conviction of such a felony can affect you for the rest of your life. It could mean a prison sentence for at least a year. After you serve your sentence you may suffer

-forfeiture of property,
-disenfranchisement from the right to vote,
-exclusion from obtaining travel documents like a visa,
-exclusion from professional licensing.
-you may be unable to buy a firearms, ammunition or body armor protection.
-You may be rendered ineligible for government economic assistance,
-or ineligible for federally funded housing.
-You may face deportation if you are not a citizen.

In Toledo Ohio, many employment applications and rental applications may inquire as to your felony status. Lying on these applications are grounds for dismissal and eviction. Most landlords do not rent to people convicted of felonies because they risk legal liability if you were to commit another crime. Many banks may refuse to open accounts for you. Felony convictions may also be grounds for uncontested divorce.

If you are arrested for a felony crime, you will need the very best drug felony lawyer you can find. The drug felony laws in Ohio are complex and only a trained Toledo drug felony lawyer can interpret them to defend you. The Ohio court system has its own legal practices and procedures which only an experienced drug felony lawyer can navigate for your best interest.

Selling or offering to sell a substance named as a control substance or preparing such a controlled substance for sale, delivery or distribution constitute drug trafficking under Ohio law. If the controlled substance in question is among the more serious items on the drug schedule, this would be considered a more serious crime or felony crime.

Drugs that have a serious risk of dependency or addiction and have no legitimate medical use are classified under schedule I. These include drugs like heroin, LSD, “Heaven” or GHB, and “Ecstasy.” In Ohio, Marijuana is still classified under schedule I as well.

Schedule II drugs may have some legitimate medical use but still have a dangerous risk of addiction and abuse. These drugs include cocaine, methadone, methamphetamine and amphetamines. Opium is included in schedule II because its derivatives are often used as pain killers.

Schedule III include drugs that are widely used medically but have a dangerous risk of addiction and can be abused. Hydrocodone, codeine, steroids, and some depressants are among them.

Schedule IV drugs include over-the-counter codeine medications and commonly used mood alterers such as tranquilizers and sedatives.

If your drug trafficking conviction is coupled with other charges, are arrested carrying large amounts of controlled substances, you are found to be profiting from the drug trade, or have a series of other offenses, the charges against you may be more serious.

If you are arrested and charged with a drug crime in Toledo Ohio, you should contact an attorney right away. Delay may cost you. You may not be able to take advantage of your rights under Ohio law and this can add to unjustified conviction or complicate your case for acquittal.

Call Toledo, OH lawyer Michael E. Bryant today for all of your legal needs.

Find Michael E. Bryant online at, visit our law office in Toledo, OH on the second floor of 1119 Adams St. or call us at (419) 243-3922.