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Charged with Drug Smuggling in OH?

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.

Why We Should Be Your First Choice

At HMW Law, we have been handling cases just like yours for decades. We don’t shy away from a tough fight in court and always go above and beyond when it comes to protecting our clients’ futures. We consistently secure favorable results for the criminally accused throughout Ohio, demonstrated by our selection to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association.

Ohio Drug Trafficking & Smuggling Penalties

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:

  • Between 200 and 1,000 grams: 6 to 18 months in prison
  • 1,000 to 5,000 grams: 9 months to 5 years in prison
  • 5,000 to 20,000 grams: 2 to 8 years in prison
  • 20,000 to 40,000 grams: 3 to 11 years in prison

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.

Get a Cleveland Drug Trafficking Lawyer You Can Count On

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.