Over the past several years, the topic of drugs and the legalization of drugs has been discussed and debated throughout the nation. So much so that some states are beginning to either legalize certain drugs or make the penalties for certain drugs less severe. However, make no mistake that law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges take any drug charge seriously and often punish alleged offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
Drug crimes include the following:
A drug conviction can mean loss of future employment, loss of current employment, ineligibility for student financial aid, and a driver’s license suspension.
Senate Bill 204 and Driver’s License Suspensions
On June 13, 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 204. This bill removed the mandatory license suspension for drug convictions. Judges may now use their discretion when determining whether or not to suspend a person’s driver’s license for a drug conviction.
In addition, Senate Bill 204 allows courts to terminate a previously imposed mandatory suspension for a drug conviction.
While this is a huge victory and a move in the right direction, it will still take a skilled attorney to fight on your behalf to avoid any type of drug license suspension.
DO NOT LET A DRUG CONVICTION RUIN YOUR LIFE!
Do not take on these serious charges alone. Attorney Tom Kopacz, of Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, will assess all the evidence that will be used against you, spot the weakness of the police officer’s and prosecutor’s case, formulate defenses in your favor, utilize the weakness in the prosecutor’s case and your defenses to negotiate a favorable outcome, and works to Minimize The Negative Consequences.