Drug Offenses


Having a record for a drug-related arrest or conviction can adversely affect a person’s ability to keep and maintain employment. Trafficking a controlled substance has different  penalties than possessing a controlled substance. The penalties for all drug offenses vary depending on the quantity of the drug, as well as the type of drug at issue. Ohio law has very specific sentencing guidelines for persons who are convicted of drug offenses.

Drug offenses under Ohio law include:

  • Trafficking in Drugs or Funding Drug Trafficking

  • Possession of Drugs

  • Possession of Marijuana

  • Corrupting Another with Drugs

  • Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

  • Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia

  • Illegal Cultivation and Manufacturing of Drugs

  • Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals Used for Manufacturing Drugs

  • Permitting Drug Abuse

  • Abusing Harmful Intoxicants

  • Counterfeit Controlled Substances

  • Tampering with Drugs


Have you been charged with a felony drug offense or misdemeanor drug offense? Contact The Stavroff Law Firm today to learn about your rights and begin building your defense.