Avoiding Jail Time for Drug Offenses in Dayton
From cocaine to heroin, oxycontin to methamphetamines, and so many more controlled substances, charges from drug-related offenses can lead to extremely serious penalties for those accused.
Because of the seriousness of these crimes, it is critical that you hire a criminal defense firm that has the experience, knowledge, and skills to strategize and figure out the most optimal defense for your situation. At the Joslyn Law Firm, our team is here to work with you and fight for your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcome in court.
Drug Crimes in Dayton, Ohio
Throughout Dayton, Ohio, and surrounding areas, there are a plethora of illicit drugs that continue to affect our communities. Being charged with a drug-related offense may result in some of the most severe penalties depending on the schedule level of the drugs involved.
Schedule I drugs have the most serious penalties because these are the most addictive substances, and Schedule V has the least severe because they are the least likely to be abused.
From a minor fine of $150 (least serious) to 3-10 years of jail time and a $20,000 fine (most serious), a drug-related conviction can have serious negative effects on your life. If other factors are also involved, such as the use of a weapon, previous convictions, or bodily injury inflicted upon another person, these penalties could substantially increase in severity. In your best interest, you must hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you avoid the harshest penalties in court.
Burden of Proof
Through the course of a criminal trial, it is the prosecutor’s duty to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the defendant is guilty of the drug crime they have been accused of before they are sentenced and sent to jail.
The prosecutor's job is to prove that you committed the documented offense. Your attorney has to verify otherwise and place doubt in the minds of the jury. If the prosecutor is unable to do this, your charges may be reduced or dismissed altogether. The primary goal of your criminal defense attorney, then, is to reduce your chances of being sent to jail.
At the Joslyn Law Firm, we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible criminal defense. We believe in you and will stand by you throughout your trial. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of drug crimes to defend you effectively. Our goal is to get you the most desirable outcome (avoiding jail time) during your trial.
Our Criminal Defense Team
The expert criminal defense team at the Joslyn Law Firm understands how stressful it can be to face criminal charges of any kind, especially drug offenses. If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug offense, contact our skilled criminal defense attorneys to discuss your case and options during a free consultation.
We are dedicated to investigating your case, and we will work tirelessly to defend you throughout your trial. We have flexible payment options and will help you with your case. Call us today to schedule your free, confidential consultation with our defense lawyers and start strategizing your best defense.