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Being faced with misdemeanor accusations can be frightening and stressful. If convicted, this offense will be permanently on your record, which could hamper future school or job opportunities. A Columbus misdemeanor attorney from the Koffel Law Firm could help defend you and provide you with answers in any of the following areas:

Benefits of Expungements
Expungement is the act of sealing a criminal record so that it cannot be viewed by the public. If you have made a mistake in the past, you do not have to let it affect your future. An attorney from the Koffel Law Firm can review your case and determine if this is possible for you. Read more on benefits of expungements.

Drug Cultivation
There are severe penalties for those who have been convicted to drug cultivation in Ohio. If it is found that you were intending to sell the substance, your consequences will greatly increase. If you are found to be in possession of over 200 grams of marijuana, you could be charged with a felony. Read more on drug cultivation.

Drug Distribution
Drug distribution is always classified as a felony is the state of Ohio. Based on what type of drug you were distributing and the amount that was in your possession, you even face time in prison. Do not risk your freedom by failing to hire a strong legal representative. Read more on drug distribution.

Drug Manufacturing
Ohio lawmakers are determined to lower the drug crime rate by enforcing harsh penalties on drug manufacturers. Methamphetamine manufacturing is classified as a second degree felony. This means you could be imprisoned for up to three years. If you are already a convicted felon, you could even face life imprisonment. Read more on drug manufacturing.

Drug Possession
If you are found to be in possession of an illegal substance, you could be faced with misdemeanor or felony charges. Depending on the type of drug and the amount in your possession, you could be facing very serious penalties. If you are in possession of more than one hundred grams, you could be forced to spend time in jail. Read more on drug possession.

Drug Trafficking
If you have been arrested for drug trafficking, it is crucial that you speak to a member of the Koffel Law Firm before you speak with law enforcement. Whatever the circumstances of your unique case, they could get your charges reduced or dropped. For more information, please see drug trafficking.

DUI/DWI
DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) are drunk driving offenses that could seriously affect your future. If convicted, you could be required to pay fines and even spend time in jail. If you lose your driving privileges, you could no longer be able to retain employment. Read more on DUI/DWI.

Expungements
If you have any criminal offenses on your record, they could negatively affect your ability to get a job or be accepted to a college. For those who made a mistake in their past life, there are ways to get those mistakes cleared. An attorney from Koffel could be able to get your criminal record expunged. Read more on expungements.

Failure to Appear/Report
You could be arrested if you fail to appear at your court date. Even if your circumstances were beyond your control, the judge could still issue a bench warrant. To avoid being charged with contempt of court, please contact a Columbus misdemeanor attorney from the firm. Read more on failure to appear/report.

Failure to Comply
Failure to comply involves the terms of your probation. These probation terms could include fines, community service, alcohol or drug rehabilitation programs, or restitution to victims. A judge could hold you in contempt of court and you could be forced to serve the full jail term you were allowed to avoid. Read more on failure to comply.

Failure to Pay
If a judge has ordered you to pay a fine and you fail to pay it, you could be facing serious consequences. If you were required to pay a find because of a DUI or other traffic offense, you could be arrested or even put in jail. No matter what the reason that hindered your ability to make your payment, a member of Koffel Law Firm could help. Read more on failure to pay.

Marijuana Crimes
If you have been found to have over one hundred grams of marijuana, you will be charged with a misdemeanor and could spend up to thirty days in jail. If you have over two hundred grams in your possession, your case will be charged as a felony. Click here to read more on marijuana crimes.

Misdemeanor Charges
There are a number of criminal offenses that could be charged as a misdemeanor. From DUI to drug crimes, these offenses could bring about harsh consequences. If you have been convicted of a previous misdemeanor, you could face even more serious penalties. To learn more, see misdemeanor charges.

Possession with Intent to Sell
Possession with intent to sell means that you were in possession of more of an illegal drug than is needed for personal use. The prosecutor can prove that you were intending to sell the substance if you had over a certain amount of grams. For more information, please see possession with intent to sell.

Probation Violations
If you have violated the terms of your probation, you could be sent to jail for the full term of your original sentence. Even if it was a minor infraction, you could still be held in contempt of court. A Columbus criminal defense attorney could fight to keep this from happening to you. Read more on probation violations.

Violation of Probation Rules
If you have violated any of the rules of your probation, you could be arrested without any prior notification. If this has happened to you, acting quickly is crucial. It is highly recommended that you seek the help of a skilled attorney who can fight for you. Read more onviolation of probation rules.

Criminal Defense
If you have been charged with any criminal offense, the Koffel Law Firm could help you. Whether you were accused of DUI, vehicular crimes, drug crimes, theft crimes, or sex crimes, their attorneys could defend you. With over fifteen years of experience, you have be confident that they will do their utmost to fight for you. Read more on criminal defense.

If you have any further questions or would like to speak to one of their attorneys, please do not hesitate to contact a Columbus misdemeanor attorney from their firm. Time is crucial so call today!

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