Drug Possession Defense Attorney – Pataskala, Ohio
If you have been charged with drug possession in Pataskala, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC will discuss your case and assist you in fighting the charges. Call (614) 987-0192 or send an email to schedule a consultation regarding your drug possession charge.
It is critical that you hire legal counsel if you have been charged with drug possession. Attorney David Johnson will be with you from the beginning, attending your first court appearance (called an “arraignment) with you. At your arraignment, Attorney Johnson will seek to have your case dismissed. However, in the event that your drug possession charge is not dropped, a pre-trial hearing will be conducted.
Depending upon where your drug possession charge is heard, negotiations will begin with the prosecutor upon a possible plea agreement and evidence will be gathered to bolster your defense. While negotiating with the prosecution about a favorable plea agreement, Attorney Johnson will file a motion to suppress the evidence against you.
A motion hearing will be held, where Attorney Johnson will challenge the evidence and the drug possession charge. This will involve arguing that the police did not have probable cause to search or arrest you, lacked a warrant, or violated your constitutional rights. This may result in the drug possession charge being dismissed by the prosecution. However, if the case is not dismissed, negotiations fail to produce a favorable plea agreement, or you decline to accept the plea agreement, your case will be set for trial.
At trial, Attorney Johnson will vigorously defend you and your rights. However, if you are found guilty, Attorney Johnson will seek all avenues available that will allow you to avoid jail or prison.
Pataskala, Ohio – Where Will Your Case Be Heard?
Depending upon where you were arrested, and the type and level of drug possession you are charged with, your case will be heard in one of two different courts. If the drug possession charge is a misdemeanor, your case will be heard in Licking County Municipal Court. If the drug possession charge is a felony, your case will be heard in Licking County Common Pleas Court.
Where are the Licking County Courts Located?
Licking County Municipal Court is located at 40 W Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. Licking County Common Pleas Court is located at 75 E Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. Refer to the following map below.
Pataskala, Ohio Drug Possession Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with drug possession in Pataskala, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC at (614) 987-0192 and speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Attorney David Johnson will discuss your case and assist you in fighting the charges. Call Johnson Legal, LLC to schedule a consultation regarding your drug possession case.
430 S Main Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
(740) 927-5701 (non-emergency)
155 E Main St,Newark, OH 43055