Former Prosecutor Fighting on Your Side in Cincinnati
The federal government splits controlled substances into five separate categories known as “schedules,” in descending order of illegality and considered harm. If you or a loved one has been accused of a drug offense, you should contact a drug lawyer in Cincinnati with criminal defense experience immediately. Our team at The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC is prepared to advocate for you with advanced skills.
What Are the 5 Federal Drug Schedules?
Schedule I drugs are considered highly dangerous with an advanced potential for abuse and no known accepted medical benefits. Schedule V has some medical benefits and a lower potential for abuse, by comparison.
Examples of federally controlled substances in each of the categories are as follows:
- Schedule I — Heroin, LSD, Ecstasy, peyote, marijuana, methaqualone
- Schedule II — Vicodin, methamphetamine, methadone, hydromorphone, Ritalin, Adderall, oxycodone / OxyContin, and Demerol
- Schedule III — Ketamine, anabolic steroids, and testosterone
- Schedule IV — Xanax, Talwin, Ambien, Tramadol, Darvon, and Valium
- Schedule V — Cough medicines containing less than 200 milligrams of codeine per 100 milliliters, Lyrica, Motofen, and Lomotil
A drug crime conviction could leave you facing several penalties, which could have an impact on your future prospects. You may have difficulty finding secure employment. If you are currently a student, your loans could make you ineligible to continue receiving financial aid, such as loans and grants. Being caught driving under the influence of drugs can also result in license suspension.
Schedule Your Free Case Review With a Cincinnati Lawyer
Our lead drug crime attorney in Cincinnati is a former prosecutor. Steve Adams served for eight years as an Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor. This gave him a unique insight into the inner workings of criminal cases and allows him to deliver knowledgeable and effective representation in his current practice as a Cincinnati criminal defense lawyer. Whatever charges you may be facing, trust The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC to fight for you with skill, insight, and tenacity.
Our firm serves clients in Cincinnati, West Chester, and Oxford. To learn more, or to schedule your free case review now, contact The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC at (513) 929.9333. We look forward to standing in your corner and providing the legal services you want from a Cincinnati criminal defense lawyer.