409 S. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266     Mon – Fri: 9am–4pm     (330) 296–2811
lawyer@portagelaw.com

logoLou Bertrand & Associates

Dedicated to Excellence

Criminal & Drug Offenses

While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. To schedule a consultation with an attorney, please call or email us today.

Attorney Lou Bertrand and Associates have handled many criminal and drug offenses. In fact, Lou Bertrand is on of the few Lawyers in Portage County that has tried a Capital Murder charge. If you or your family or friend has been charged with a criminal and/or drug offense, you should seek legal counsel immediately and you can rely on the experience of Lou Bertrand and Associates for their reprsentation of you and your charges.

 

How Are Drugs Classified?

Almost all states divide drugs into categories called “Schedules.” These groups are usually based on, or adopted in whole from, the Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA); which categorizes drugs by their recognized medical value balanced against the drug’s potential for addiction and abuse. Like the CSA, most states’ laws recognize five schedules, with Schedule I including the most dangerous drugs (such as heroin), and Schedule V the least. Many drugs, such as morphine, have genuine medical value, but are very addictive, so they fall in between.

Penalties

Drug possession charges are subject to an incredibly broad range of penalties, depending on the state in which the crime occurs or if federal charges are involved. The severity of the penalty depends upon a number of factors, such as the specific type of drug involved, the circumstances surrounding the possession, and the criminal history of the person possessing the drugs. Penalties for possession of Schedule I drugs are the most severe and Schedule V the least severe.

 

Contact Our Office Now

Call our office at (330) 296-2811 or email us to arrange a consultation so we can start preparing a case for you.


Quick Links

credit cards

Contact Us

409 S. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266

(330) 296-2811

Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Lou Bertrand

While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. To schedule a consultation with an attorney, please call or email us today.

Find & Review Us:

Check the Date