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Understanding Ohio’s Workplace Drug Testing Laws

For a variety of reasons, many employers require that their workers maintain a drug-free lifestyle. While some treat this requisite under the honor code, others require mandatory drug testing for both current and prospective employees. It is important for people in Ohio to understand their rights and obligations related to workplace drug testing. For the… Read More »

Attorney General Candidate Advocates Drug Sentencing Reforms

Democratic Attorney General candidate David Pepper visited Columbus in August and urged Ohio state legislators to consider overhauling sentencing rules for low-level felons. Unlike the typical sentencing reforms lawmakers tend to advocate, which often involve doing away with strict mandatory sentencing, Pepper proposed that judges have more leeway to sentence low-level felons to prison instead… Read More »

What are the Penalties for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Ohio?

If you are caught possessing a controlled substance in Ohio, you could face heavy fines and strict mandatory sentencing. The degree of the punishment, however, depends on the severity of the drug with which you’re accused of possessing. These controlled dangerous substances (CDS) are classified according to schedules. In Ohio, the laws governing CDS is… Read More »

Ohio’s Drug Trafficking Laws Especially Tough

Many believe that the U.S. War on Drugs, launched in the 1980s, has resulted in unfair penalties and overly harsh jail and prison sentences. In addressing this issue, some states have begun to reexamine their drug laws and reduce the mandatory sentencing guidelines for certain offenders. Ohio, however, is not among these states. The drug… Read More »

How Does Ohio Classify the Sale of Controlled Substances?

Each state regulates the sale of controlled dangerous substances according to its own set of laws and classifications. Not only does Ohio prosecute for the sale and possession of well-known drugs, like cocaine and heroine, but it also classifies the compounds used to manufacture these drugs as CDS. If you live in Ohio, you may… Read More »

HUGE Marijuana Bust in Preble County — Largest in Ohio State Highway Patrol History?

On June 14, Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers seized a ton of marijuana in Preble County. Actually, the exact amount police confiscated was 2,330 pounds. And while this is indeed a staggering amount of marijuana, it is only the second largest cannabis bust in Ohio State Highway Patrol history. The largest occurred in 2005 and… Read More »

The Consequences of a Drug Dealing Conviction

A few days ago, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. sentenced Ohio man Michael T. McGee, 43, to 262 months in prison. After a three-day jury trial, the Steubenville defendant was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. McGee also has prior convictions for armed robbery… Read More »

Federal Prosecutions Can Involve Local Investigations

Four agencies team up to indict five Ohio men on federal drug trafficking charges January 30, 2014 marked the final federal indictment of five Ohio men who were allegedly involved in cocaine-related criminal activities, including conspiracy to distribute cocaine, drug trafficking and money laundering. The conspiracy charges alone carry penalties ranging from ten years to… Read More »

Minor Traffic Infractions Can Lead to Felony Charges

Recent Ohio tinted window traffic stops result in drug possession arrests Even a minor equipment infraction such as a broken tail light can be enough for police to stop drivers in Ohio. On their own, these infractions can lead to relatively minor misdemeanor charges. However, violating the window tinting laws can arouse suspicion. Unless violators… Read More »

Penalties for Marijuana Possession in Ohio

Ohio is not among the states, such as Colorado and Washington, that have decriminalized marijuana possession. Nor is Ohio one of the 21 jurisdictions that have legalized medical marijuana. In Ohio, it’s still against the law to possess even a trace amount of marijuana. A conviction for possession of any amount of marijuana can result… Read More »

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