Last week on the blog we discussed one of the lesser known drug offenses: permitting drug use. While it may be lesser known, it can carry significant penalties that can drastically affect an individual's life. Therefore, those Cincinnati residents who are facing allegations of committing this crime or any other drug offense need to consider their criminal defense options and act on them with confidence.
When people think of drug crimes they often think of drug trafficking, drug dealing, and drug possession. Yet the long reach of the law doesn't stop there. Possessing drug paraphernalia, for example, can also lead to a criminal conviction and the imposition of strict penalties. Therefore, Ohioans need to know how best to protect themselves from such allegations of criminal wrongdoing. The first step is to know the law as it relates to drug charges.
As our lives become more digitized, our personal information has become more valuable, requiring extensive protection. While it is nearly impossible to fully protect one's personal identification information, when his or her personal information is allegedly stolen and funds are accessed as a result, he or she, along with the prosecutor, may consider aggressively pursuing criminal charges. Those individuals who are at the receiving end of these charges can come face-to-face with the potential for serious penalties that can redefine their lives.
Many individuals have financially driven goals. This motivation can often result in parties achieving business success or other monetary gains throughout their lives by working hard and understanding when to make lucrative decisions. However, as someone with this type of drive, you may have found yourself accused of making financial decisions that some people find questionable, and as a result, you may find yourself facing charges for a white-collar crime.
When people think of drug dealing, they often conjure images of drug transactions occurring out in the street, in cars, and in shabby homes, but the truth of the matter is that anyone can be accused of committing a drug crime. This has become especially true as prescription pain pill abuse and the opioid epidemic have ballooned. The police and prosecutors have deepened their investigations, meaning that no one who appears to be affiliated with the drug trade is safe from facing allegations of criminal wrongdoing and subsequent drug charges.
Criminal offenses that deal with bilking people out of money without violence are often referred to as white collar crimes. These crimes, which may include identity theft, embezzlement, computer crimes, and fraud, are aggressively prosecuted. After all, everyone wants to protect their finances, so when money unexpectedly goes missing, or goes missing in a questionable way, those involved are going to seek to place the blame somewhere. This means that those who face white collar crime allegations may be in for a hard fight for their freedom and reputations.