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Sycamore Township Criminal Defense Attorney
Sycamore Township is a diverse community in Hamilton County, Ohio with a thriving business district. With a population of approximately 19,200 people, Sycamore Township describes itself as a great place to live, work and play, but this wholesome pocket of Ohio also sees the effects of destructive criminal behaviors, such as drug crimes which plague the rest of the country. If you have been arrested or are you facing criminal charges in Ohio or Northern Kentucky, you should contact the experienced Sycamore Township criminal defense attorney Brad Groene of Luftman, Heck & Associates. With a wide-range of knowledge in various criminal proceedings, attorney Groene is a skilled and zealous advocate, who will provide you with aggressive representation, regardless of the charges against you.
Drug Crimes in Sycamore Township
Ohio is a tough jurisdiction when it comes to its drug laws. Most drug offenses in Ohio are classified as felonies and the potential sentences someone can face for violating Ohio’s drug laws typically include both stiff sentences of imprisonment as well as steep monetary fines. These terms of imprisonment and monetary fines typically differ depending on the particular drug or illegal substance as well as the amount of drug or illegal substance involved.
For example, growing under 100 grams of marijuana is a minor misdemeanor under Ohio law punishable by a $150 fine and up to 30 days in prison, whereas cultivation of between 1 and 5 kilogram carries a minimum term of one year (with a possibility of up to five years) in prison and a monetary fine of $10,000. In addition, and although many people are unaware of this fact, many drug offenses can constitute simultaneous violations of both state and federal law. Therefore, you could find yourself charged under both state and federal law if you are arrested for a drug-related offense. This means that5 you can be charged with growing marijuana under federal law, which carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment determined based on the number of plants involved, while a state prosecutor may then charge you with intent to sell that same marijuana so you find yourself in a legal nightmare in both state and federal court at the same time.
Convictions Can Have Consequences Beyond Your Sentence
As many people find out only after they have plead guilty or been convicted of a crime, a criminal conviction can have ramifications that extend far beyond a brush with the court system. These consequences can also remain with the criminal defendant long after he or she has served his sentence.
A criminal conviction may have serious professional implications for you down the road since most employers do some sort of background check when hiring new applicants and a criminal conviction will show up and could prevent you from getting a job. Criminal convictions could also prevent you from getting an apartment or house that you would like to rent if the landlord performs a background check and discovers your previous criminal conviction.
Therefore, it is important that you hire a capable criminal defense attorney, such as Brad Groene to assist with your case, no matter what crime you have been charged with.
Contact Attorney Brad Groene if You’ve Been Charged with a Crime
With a great professional rapport with the local prosecutors and judges in Sycamore Township, attorney Brad Groene has the cultivated relationships and the skill you need to find the best possible outcome for your case. If you are facing criminal charges in either Sycamore Township or anywhere in Hamilton, Montgomery, Miami, Brown, Clermont, Preble, Warren, Butler, Clinton and Greene counties in Ohio or Boone, Campbell, Bracken, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton counties in northern Kentucky, the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Luftman, Heck & Associates may be able to help.
Call us at (513) 338-1890 for a free and confidential consultation today.