Cocaine Defense Lawyer
Arrested for cocaine? Contact Koffel Brininger Nesbitt!
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What schedule of drug is cocaine?
Cocaine is a schedule II drug, which is the second most severe drug class in the United States (with schedule I being the highest, which includes drugs like heroin and LSD). Sentencing for drug crimes in Ohio in part depend on the schedule.
Possession, Sale, Trafficking, and More
Another factor that determines the sentence for drug offenses is the prohibited offense involved. Major prohibited drug offenses include: possession, sale, distribution, manufacturing, and trafficking.
Possession of a Controlled Substance (
§ 2925.11(C)(4) ORC)
Cocaine possession is a felony of the fifth degree in Ohio. If the defendant was found to have five grams of cocaine or more, it is a fourth degree felony. Between 10 and 20 grams is a third degree felony. Between 20 and 27 grams is a second degree felony. Between 27 and 100 grams is a first degree felony.
Trafficking and Selling Drugs (
§ 2925.03 ORC)
Trafficking in cocaine is a felony of the fifth degree. If the offense was done in front of children or close to a school, or within 5 to 10 grams, it is a fourth degree felony. Between 10 and 20 grams is a third degree felony. Between 20 and 27 is a second degree felony, and between 27 and 100 is a felony of the first degree.
Illegal Manufacture of Drugs (
§ 2925.04 ORC)
Illegally manufacturing a drug listed in Schedule II is a felony of the second degree in Ohio. The charge is increased to a felony of the first degree if it occurred in front of a juvenile or within the vicinity of a school.
To learn about Ohio's sentencing sanctions, click here.
Trusting Our Columbus Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you are facing cocaine-related drug charges, it is best to involve a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. KBN, based in Columbus, represents clients throughout the state of Ohio. We have been voted one of the "Best Law Firms" in the region by US News for five consecutive years, and lead Attorney Brad Koffel was rated one of the "Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ohio" by the NACDA. Call today to schedule an appointment!