In Ohio, when a person ships, transports, delivers, or prepares a controlled substance for transportation with the intention of having the recipient sell the substance, they can be charged with drug smuggling or trafficking. Punishments for a conviction can include considerable time behind bars and heavy fines.
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Penalties for trafficking or smuggling drugs in Ohio depend largely on the type and amount of substance involved. For example, the punishments for smuggling marijuana vary greatly from methamphetamines or heroin smuggling charges.
Penalties for trafficking marijuana can include:
When a smuggling crime takes place around or near a school or involves juveniles, the penalties can greatly increase. You will also be required to pay fines for a conviction (up to $20,000 for a felony in the first degree) along with court costs and legal fees.
You have a right to a strong legal defense, no matter what you are being accused of. Even if you are found in possession of drugs, police must follow a certain procedure when obtaining evidence against you. If they did not have a warrant or probable cause to search you, any evidence found could be dismissed in court.
You need a fierce legal defense when you are charged with drug smuggling, which is exactly what we offer at Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly. Speak with our Cleveland drug crime attorneys today!