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Drug possession charges are some of the most common charges that individuals face. If you have been charged with drug possession, it’s important to understand the potential consequences and the legal process. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about drug possession charges. 

What constitutes drug possession? 

Drug possession is the act of knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance without authorization or legal permission. In most cases, this means that you are in possession of a drug and know it’s a drug. You can be charged with drug possession even if the drugs are not yours. This is true because you could be moving the drugs for somebody else. 

What are the penalties for drug possession in Ohio? 

The penalties for drug possession vary depending on the jurisdiction and the type of drug in question. Generally, the penalties range from fines or jail time to probation or drug treatment programs. You can click here to see a past article we wrote detailing the different types of penalties you may face depending on what you have been charged with. 

Are there any defenses to drug possession charges? 

Yes. You may be able to raise a defense to drug possession charges if you can show that you did not possess the drugs knowingly or intentionally. Additionally, if you can show that the drugs were not yours or that you were unaware of their presence, you may also be able to raise a defense. 

What should I do if I am charged with drug possession in Ohio? 

If you are charged with drug possession in the state of Ohio, it’s important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can provide you with guidance and advice. Our team at Hunt Law LLC have over a decade of experience in helping people that have been charged with drug possession crimes. We’ll take an objective look at your special circumstances and offer viable solutions for all the legal problems posed by drug charges of any kind. 

Are there any other practice areas you cover? 

Yes, at Hunt Law LLC we can help you with any of our other areas of practice. These involve other Criminal Defense, Family Law, DUI/OVI Defense, Juvenile Law, and lastly Personal Injury. You can explore in detail what each practice area is geared towards by clicking here. Otherwise we offer a free consultation or call us at (330) 469-9836 today!