Get out of Jail for Drug Possession in Columbus Ohio
Getting arrested for Drug Possession in Columbus is a serious issue because it can involve either legal or illicit drugs. Here are some tips to avoid getting arrested, but if you or a loved one has been arrested for drug abuse or possession, a SMD/HLS Bail Bondsman can assist in obtaining a drug possession bail bond.
Drug Possession in Ohio can be a felony or a misdemeanor. The degree of seriousness depends on the type of drug, federal schedule of the drug, and amount of drugs possessed. If multiple types or large amounts of drugs are involved, you may also face charges of possession with intent to sell. If the arrest occurred near a school or with children present, the charge could also be more serious.
Misdemeanor Possession of Drugs
If you are charge with marijuana possession or cultivation of marijuana, the offense is a minor misdemeanor if the amount involved is less than 200 grams.
Possession or use of Drug Paraphernalia can be a 4th degree misdemeanor and carry a sentence of up to 30 days in jail and 5 years or probation. Regardless of the degree, you will need a Misdemeanor Bail Bond.
Felony Possession of Drugs
Large amounts of drugs, intent to sell, or with children present can result in a felony being charged against a defendant. Penalties for felony drug possession can range from six (6) months for a 5th degree felony to eleven (11) years in prison. Fines can also range up to $20,000 depending on the degree. Regardless of the degree, you will need a Felony Bail Bond.
The United States DEA defines five (5) schedules of drugs:
Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are:
heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote
Schedule II drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a high potential for abuse, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence. These drugs are also considered dangerous. Some examples of Schedule II drugs are:
Combination products with less than 15 milligrams of hydrocodone per dosage unit (Vicodin), cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), meperidine (Demerol), oxycodone (OxyContin), fentanyl, Dexedrine, Adderall, and Ritalin
Schedule III drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence. Schedule III drugs abuse potential is less than Schedule I and Schedule II drugs but more than Schedule IV. Some examples of Schedule III drugs are:
Products containing less than 90 milligrams of codeine per dosage unit (Tylenol with codeine), ketamine, anabolic steroids, testosterone
Schedule IV drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence. Some examples of Schedule IV drugs are:
Xanax, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet, Valium, Ativan, Talwin, Ambien, Tramadol
Schedule V drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV and consist of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. Schedule V drugs are generally used for antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic purposes. Some examples of Schedule V drugs are:
cough preparations with less than 200 milligrams of codeine or per 100 milliliters (Robitussin AC), Lomotil, Motofen, Lyrica, Parepectolin
Every 25 Seconds, someone is arrested for Drug Possession in the US
Drug Possession Bail Bonds
With over 3 generations of experience at SMD & HLS Bail Bonds, we have experience with just about every scenario and have the resources available to bail you out of jail 24/7. A court appearance will be required after being charged with drug possession and our professional bail agents with provide you the tools necessary to be released from jail and make it to your scheduled appearance. Call our bail agents today at 614-257-9349 or 614-582-6049 to make arrangements for your release today!