Drug Offenses

What are the steps for criminal cases in Ohio?

On behalf of Mastandrea Law posted in Drug Offenses on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. If you are arrested for a drug-related crime, you are not going to just head to court to defend yourself. Whether you go through the federal system or the Ohio state system, there will be several steps before you even get to a trial. Let’s imagine you are arrested and charged under Ohio laws. Your case will go through the state courts and will follow Ohio criminal procedure. The rules of criminal procedure can be found here, but in this post, we will highlight some of the steps that come before trial. Preliminary [...]

Don’t let youthful mistakes derail your life

On behalf of Mastandrea Law posted in Drug Offenses on Monday, February 6, 2017. When you’re young, life is a limitless series of possibilities spooling out in front of you. As you grow up and encounter specific life experiences, some of those paths may close permanently to you depending of the decisions you make. Such is the case for young adults whose youthful indiscretions include brushes with the law for drug offenses or drinking and driving convictions. It can be hard to imagine one bad night in your 20s dogging you well into your 40s and beyond, yet this happens all the time. Sadly, many of [...]

Hoping for medical pot without THC? The DEA just made it illegal

On behalf of Mastandrea Law posted in Drug Offenses on Friday, January 13, 2017. Evidence continues to mount that marijuana, or compounds found in marijuana, can be an effective treatment for a range of serious conditions ranging from chronic pain to multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. In early studies, according to the American Cancer Society, medical marijuana has been shown to slow or stop the growth of cancerous tumors.

Can I get into grad school with a drug charge on my record?

On behalf of Mastandrea Law posted in Drug Offenses on Friday, January 6, 2017. A lot of work has been put into preparing for graduate school. You have spent years studying late nights and dragging your feet to class early mornings. The thought of that being taken away suddenly is heartbreaking. Everyone makes mistakes somewhere along their journey. While a drug charge could be the result of one mistake, the repercussions can follow you for the rest of your life.

3 things you didn’t know about getting caught smoking pot

On behalf of Mastandrea Law posted in Drug Offenses on Friday, December 16, 2016. Some states are decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana, which might make you think that smoking pot is no big deal. Here in Ohio, though, recreational pot smoking is still illegal. What might be legal in other places still carries serious consequences here.