Cocaine Possession Law In Ohio

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Explore:  Drug Possession

In Ohio, possession of cocaine is a felony, and a  felony conviction can mean jail time, fines and loss of many privileges, including the rights to vote and own a firearm. Depending on the circumstances of your case and your criminal history, your attorney may be able to negotiate a plea agreement that involves a reduced sentence. The penalties for cocaine possession in Ohio include:

  • Less than 5 grams — Possession of less than 5 grams is a fifth-degree felony, punishable by six to 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.
  • Five to 9 grams — Fourth-degree felony, punishable by six to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • 10 to 19 grams — Third-degree felony, punishable by one to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
  • 20 to 26 grams — Second-degree felony, punishable by two to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
  • 27 to 99 grams — First-degree felony, punishable by three to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
  • 100 or more grams — First-degree felony with a mandatory prison term is 10 years. The maximum fine is $20,000.

Topics:  Drug Possession

Published In: Criminal Law Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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