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Dayton Drug Crime Lawyers

Board-Certified Criminal Defense Attorneys

Drug offenses are among the most common criminal charges in Ohio. These crimes range from simple misdemeanors of personal-use marijuana possession to felony drug charges involving highly addictive chemical substances. Facing a drug offense charge can be an intimidating and frightening experience, especially if you have had little contact with the criminal justice system.

Getting trusted legal representation should be your highest priority if you are being investigated or have been charged for any type of drug-related activity. You can put trial-tested, board-certified criminal defense lawyers in your corner by contacting Rion, Rion, & Rion. Our Dayton drug crime defense attorneys have 80 years of experience to help you fight for your freedom and future.

Call (937) 223-9133 or contact us online to get started on your case with a confidential consultation.

Drug Charges in Ohio

Ohio drug laws are complex and evolving. As a state with a high percentage of drug overdose fatalities, Ohio legislators have enacted strict statutes to overcome the problem.

Drug crimes refer to the purchase, sale, possession, manufacture, cultivation, and trafficking of illegal chemical substances, such as:

  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy
  • Steroids
  • OxyContin
  • Any drug obtained without a prescription

Drug crimes can also include possession of drug paraphernalia, doctor shopping (for prescription medicines), and conspiracy.

Penalties range from 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000 for a first-degree misdemeanor to life in prison for the most severe charges. Penalties are based on the nature of the offense, the quantity of the drug involved, prior criminal history, and other factors. Additional penalties include a license suspension and mandatory substance abuse programs for users.

Call Our Dayton Criminal Defense Lawyers Today

A drug conviction can seriously impact your life. It is crucial that you fight back with a strong defense. Our nationally recognized trial lawyers know how to delve deeply into the facts and circumstances surrounding your case to find mitigating evidence that can work in your favor. We are passionate about protecting your legal rights, providing you with an effective defense, and helping you move forward with your life.

We are available 24/7 to serve clients in Montgomery, Greene, Warren, Clark & Miami counties. Contact Rion, Rion, & Rion at (937) 223-9133.

Recent Case Results
Helping Our Clients Achieve the Best Possible Outcome

  • Dismissed Civil Stalking Protection Order | Against our client

    Our client received paperwork that a Civil Stalking Protection Order was placed against our client. We challenged the protection order, asking for a directed verdict. The Judge agreed, stating that there was no threats of physical harm to the alleged victim and the mental distress evidence was not sufficient.

  • Conviction Vacated Appeal | State vs. K.M. (2nd District Court of Appeals)

    Client was charged, and later found guilty of, tampering with evidence kept by a government entity (F3). We appealed the case on the grounds that the trial court erred in not granting the client’s motion to dismiss stating that the statute of limitations had expired. In late 2018, the appellate court reversed the client’s judgement and vacated the client’s conviction.

  • Acquitted Robbery (Physical Harm) F2 | State vs. J.M.

    Client was accused of robbing a local Rite Aid and charged with robbery while using/threatening to use physical harm. After 2 days of trial and 4 ½ hours of deliberation, a jury returned a not guilty verdict.

  • Not Guilty Unlawful Restraint M3 | State vs. BV

    Client was accused of unlawful restraint while in her position in the health care field. Our client maintained her innocence throughout the case. After 2 days of trial, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.

  • Case Dismissed OVI

    The Defendant was on the way back from a friend’s house when she was pulled over in her car for crossing over the marked lines. She was charged with an OVI. While waiting for her chance before the jury, the Defendant was granted driving privileges with the help of our office. At the Suppression Hearing, the OVI case was dismissed and the Defendant only had to pay court costs.

  • Not Guilty Aggravated Murder

    In July of 2015, the Defendant was charged with the murder of a man in Springfield. After hiring our office, we worked hard with the Defendant and his family to prepare the best defense for our client. The trial lasted two days and resulted in a Not Guilty verdict on all charges by the Jury.

  • Not Guilty | Reduced Charge Sex Crime Charges
    The Defendant was charged with one count of attempted rape and one count of abduction. After multiple hearings with the prosecution and Judge, the case went to the Jury. When the trial concluded after two days, the Jury found the Defendant Not Guilty of attempted rape and Guilty of a lesser charge of unlawful restraint. He only had to serve 60 days which his jail time credit counted for.
  • Not Guilty Murder

    After a tragic death of a young man in her care, the Defendant was charged with murder. The entire case lasted two and a half years but after a four day bench trial, the verdict was Not Guilty and all charges were dismissed.

  • Not Guilty Federal Felony Drug Possession
    In the United States Southern District Court of Ohio, the Defendant was charged with possession to distribute marijuana and marijuana plants and also the possession of a firearm while allegedly trafficking drugs. After one year of pre-trial and suppression hearings, the case finally went to a jury. The trial lasted five days at the federal court house in Dayton, Ohio and when it was over the Defendant was found Not Guilty of all charges and thus acquitted.
  • Not Guilty Murder

    The Defendant, out of Springfield, Ohio, was charged with one count of murder with a death penalty specification and one count of weapons under disability. After seven busy months of pretrials and suppression hearings, the case finally went before the jury at the end of the year. It took the jury 13 hours to find the Defendant Not Guilty of Murder but Guilty of Weapons Under Disability. This was the first acquittal in Springfield in years so we were excited to usher in a new time.

Why Rion, Rion & Rion?

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