Dedicated Ohio Attorney Defends Clients Charged with Drug Crimes
Caring criminal defense counselor strives to protect individuals in the Westerville area
Being arrested and charged with a drug crime can leave anyone reeling. Drug-related charges in Ohio may come with harsh penalties and create serious problems in your personal and professional life. In addition to possible fines and jail time, you may lose your job, be expelled from school or become alienated from your family and friends. Entrusting your defense to an experienced attorney can give you the best chance at a favorable outcome. At Gloria L. Smith, Attorney & Counselor at Law LLC, I work diligently to get charges dropped or reduced and also make efforts to place clients in rehabilitation programs in lieu of incarceration. If you have been accused of a drug-related crime in the Westerville area or anywhere in Ohio, you can count on me to provide the defense you need.
Attentive Ohio lawyer responds to possession and distribution charges
The stress and uncertainty of being charged with a crime can feel overwhelming if you do not have a dedicated attorney handling your case. At Gloria L. Smith, Attorney & Counselor at Law LLC, I represent clients charged with all types of state and federal drug crimes, including:
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to sell
- Drug trafficking
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Prescription drug fraud
- Manufacturing of illegal substances
- Conspiracy to sell drugs
- Operation of a methamphetamine laboratory
- Sale of illegal substances in a school zone
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
No matter what drug charges you face, Gloria L. Smith, Attorney & Counselor at Law LLC has the experience and ability to pursue the best possible results. I treat all of my clients with respect and the attention that they deserve during what I know is a difficult time.
Informed advocate challenges drug charges arising from traffic stops
Many drug arrests arise from routine traffic stops. Often, police officers stop a motorist on an unrelated issue, such as speeding or a nonfunctioning brake light. The police officer may then ask to search the vehicle, but they need probable cause to do so, and unfortunately, most drivers consent to a search without knowing they have the option to say no. If you refused to consent to the search and the police officer performed one anyway, contact an attorney promptly. Moreover, if your passenger had drugs in the vehicle without your knowledge and you were arrested because drugs were found, I will fight to protect your rights and seek to have the charges dismissed.
Contact a caring Ohio criminal defense lawyer if you face a drug charge
If you have been arrested for a drug-related offense or are afraid that you may be arrested, it is wise to secure representation from a trustworthy and reliable criminal defense law firm. At Gloria L. Smith, Attorney & Counselor at Law LLC, in Westerville, I have the resources necessary to develop a thorough strategic defense on your behalf. Call me at 614-392-8222 or contact me online to schedule your initial consultation.