Drug Crimes

Youngstown Drug Crime Lawyers

Bold Defense Against Drug Charges in Ohio

Drug crimes can carry serious penalties in Ohio. For any drug conviction on Ohio, a driver’s license suspension is mandatory. In addition, you may also face jail time, fines, and end up with a criminal record. Have a Youngstown drug crime attorney at Hartwig Law LLC review your charges and help you fight for the best possible outcome, whether that is in the form of reduced charges, dismissal, or an acquittal. We’re ready to represent you inside and outside of court.

Schedule your free consultation with a Youngstown drug defense attorney today.

Whether you are charged with trafficking, possession, sale, or manufacture for a misdemeanor or felony charge, turn to our Youngstown drug crime lawyers for hard-hitting, effective defense. You work directly with one of our attorneys from start to finish to ensure that your case receives the attention and care it deserves.

We can defend against drug charges involving the possession and trafficking of the following substances:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription drugs
  • LSD

What are the Penalties for Drug Charges in Ohio?

Varying from case to case, the penalties for distribution may include:

  • Prison time
  • Heavy fines
  • Forfeiture of property
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Suspension of a professional license

Similarly to distribution charges, possession charges hold heavy penalties. If charged, you may face:

  • Jail time ranging from 180 days to 9 months
  • Fines ranging from $1,000 to $5,000
  • Probation
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Diversion - which is a program that may results in the dismissal of charges

What is a Drug Diversion Program?

Drug diversion programs are public health initiatives designed to reduce the harm associated with drug use and abuse. These programs provide an alternative to criminal prosecution for those charged with minor, nonviolent offenses related to illegal drugs or prescription medications.

Participants in these diversion programs typically receive education, counseling, treatment, and other services intended to help them address their substance abuse. They may also be required to complete community service or pay restitution. Upon successful completion of the program, charges may be reduced or dismissed altogether.

Drug diversion can help individuals avoid incarceration and get on the path towards recovery from substance use disorders. Additionally, it helps take pressure off of the criminal justice system by diverting offenders away from jails and prisons.

Our Youngstown drug defense attorneys can help you apply for the diversion program in lieu of spending time behind bars. Do not hesitate to let our firm help you get back on track.

Were Your Rights Violated?

In many drug crime cases, authorities are often overzealous when investigating a defendant. They can overstep their bounds and even violate your constitutional rights, illegally searching your home, seizing your personal belongings without probable cause, and violating your expectation of privacy. Any evidence that was illegally obtained in this way can be inadmissible.

Why You Must Hire a Drug Crime Lawyer in Youngstown, OH

Whether you were arrested for drug possession or drug trafficking, any drug-related conviction is serious. However, it is possible to have your entire case dismissed or your penalties reduced to avoid serving time behind bars with the help of an experienced drug crime lawyer.

The following are several reasons to hire a drug crime attorney at Hartwig Law for your case:

  • Experience handling similar cases to yours
  • Extensive knowledge of the state and federal criminal laws
  • Familiarity with the court system
  • Established relationships with local judges, prosecutors, and court staff
  • Help you save your reputation, livelihood, and future

Nationally Recognized for Proven Advocacy

Attorney Hartwig is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who has been widely recognized for his effective advocacy and accomplishments. He has been included in the list of Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™ (the top 2.5% of young attorneys), listed in the Ohio Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers, and voted Avvo Client’s Choice by clients. Known for his proven results and in-depth experience, turn to him when you need a strong advocate on your side.

Why Choose Our Youngstown Drug Crime Lawyers

  • Legal Expertise: Led by our experienced attorneys, our firm specializes in criminal defense, with a focus on Ohio drug crimes. We have a comprehensive understanding of Ohio's drug laws and court procedures, allowing us to provide strategic and effective defense strategies for our clients.
  • Personalized Attention: We recognize that every case is unique, and we take a personalized approach to every client we represent. Our attorney will take the time to listen to your story, understand your concerns, and develop a tailored defense strategy that aligns with your goals and circumstances.
  • Proven Results: Our track record speaks for itself. We have successfully defended numerous clients against a wide range of drug charges, including possession, distribution, trafficking, and manufacturing. We leverage our knowledge, skills, and resources to pursue the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • Accessible Communication: Our Youngstown drug lawyers believe in keeping our clients informed and involved throughout the legal process. Our attorney is readily accessible to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide regular updates on the progress of your case.
  • Aggressive Advocacy: When you choose Hartwig Law, LLC, you can trust that we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and defend your freedom. We are prepared to challenge the prosecution's evidence, negotiate for reduced charges or penalties, and advocate for your best interests both inside and outside the courtroom.

Contact our Youngstown drug crime lawyers online or give us a call at  to begin with your free consultation. 

Cases Won for Our Clients

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  • Charge Dismissed Rape
  • Case Dismissed Firearms
  • Prevented Charges being filed Rape
  • Charges Reduced Kidnapping/Theft
  • Not Guilty by Jury Verdict Assault

What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?

Hartwig Law LLC is here to help you get the results you need with a team you can trust.

  • 25+ Years of Trial-Tested Experience
  • Licensed in Ohio & Pennsylvania
  • Ohio’s Top 40 Under 40 – National Trial Lawyers
  • Selection for Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award from 2013-2019
  • Past Mahoning County Bar Association President (2013-2014)

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