You Need an Aggressive OH Criminal Defense Attorney to Help With Cocaine and Drug Charges
Cocaine, in powder or crack form, is considered by Ohio law enforcement to be a serious problem throughout our state. Many officials believe it is the drug most often associated with violent crime. As a result, prosecutors are aggressive in charging and prosecuting cocaine cases. Cocaine possession and trafficking offenses may likely carry a presumption of a prison term or possibly a mandatory prison term.
In powder form, cocaine is transported in bags and is often sold in small amounts, referred to on the street as an “8 ball” (3.5 grams) or a “Teener” (1.75 grams). Possession of small amounts of cocaine in powder form is still a serious matter, and officers will often search for associated paraphernalia, such as a bullet, vial, digital scales and even sums of cash. It doesn’t take a large quantity of cocaine to trigger a trafficking or distribution charge. Trafficking or dealing in cocaine carries stiff penalties and jail sentences.
If you or someone you care about has been charged with cocaine possession, selling, dealing or trafficking, you need to immediately contact an aggressive drug crime attorney.
Have you been charged with drug trafficking, drug possession or another serious drug charge in Central Ohio? For experienced and dedicated representation, contact me, attorney Michael S. Probst. I am a former prosecutor with extensive experience in drug cases. I defend the rights of adults and juveniles charged with all drug charges, including:
- Drug trafficking/sales
- Drug distribution
- Manufacturing or cultivation of marijuana/meth/other drugs
- State and federal charges
- Crack Cocaine
- Crystal Meth
- Narcotics/controlled substances
Contact Michael Probst, a Columbus and Central Ohio Drug Crime Lawyer
I will immediately begin the work of preparing your defense and investigating the charges against you and the associated evidence. It is important to have representation at your initial court appearance. This is a point when bail is established and when bond and travel restrictions are established. I have served as an assistant prosecutor, and I understand the concerns and challenges faced by prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement. I also understand their obligations under Ohio law, and I will work to protect your legal rights and freedom, as well as to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.
I offer a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options. To contact my law office in Columbus, Ohio, call 614-232-8890.
Have Your Rights Been Violated?
As a former prosecutor, I understand the difficulty of prosecuting drug trafficking charges. Police often conduct searches and seizures in violation of a defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights. I have significant experience filing motions to suppress on behalf of clients whose constitutional rights have been violated by unreasonable searches and seizures.
Experience That Makes a Difference
I am an experienced negotiator and trial lawyer. In addition, I have experience in criminal appeals. If you have been charged with drug trafficking, drug possession or another serious drug charge, I can provide a vigorous defense on your behalf.
I prepare for each case as if it may go to trial. Drug cases are often built on highly questionable evidence due to the statements of informants and people who are themselves drug dealers. I will thoroughly investigate your case, negotiate for a plea agreement and, if necessary, I will argue aggressively on your behalf at trial to protect your rights.
Contact Our Drug Crime Defense Lawyer
If you are facing drug charges in Central Ohio and need help, contact me at 614-232-8890.