Tag Archives: drug charge

Does Marijuana Possession or Paraphernalia in Ohio Count as a “Criminal” Record for Purposes of Employment Applications?

October 15, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Criminal Defense, Ohio Drug Laws   |   Comments Off on Does Marijuana Possession or Paraphernalia in Ohio Count as a “Criminal” Record for Purposes of Employment Applications?

Answer: It depends on how you were charged and under what statute you were charged or convicted.  When is a Marijuana Possession Conviction in Ohio NOT Considered a Criminal Record? You do not have to report an Ohio marijuana arrest or conviction on an employment application or license if the following apply: You are arrested and charged […]

Share Button
Read More

Marijuana Possession & Paraphernalia Charge Thrown Out for Lack of Reasonable Suspicion

June 22, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Columbus Criminal Defense   |   Comments Off on Marijuana Possession & Paraphernalia Charge Thrown Out for Lack of Reasonable Suspicion

In State v. Casey, 2014-Ohio-2586, the court threw out a possession of marijuana and paraphernalia charge based on the officer’s violation of the driver’s Fourth Amendment rights.   Even though the driver passed field sobriety tests, the officer made the driver sit in his cruiser and wait for a canine unit to search his car […]

Share Button
Read More