Licking County Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are confronted with serious criminal charges such as drug charges in Licking County, OH, you need the best legal representation that you can get. The Law Office of John P.M. Rutan offers you zealous and compassionate legal representation from start to finish to defend against the drug charges that have been laid against you. Our firm is knowledgeable and experienced and has dealt extensively with drug charges in Licking County, OH and the surrounding areas. If you have been arrested and charged with a drug-related crime, remain silent and call our firm for help immediately.

John Rutan believes in fighting drug charges going forward and defends drug-related cases with an aggressive offensive strategy. Our first goal is to have the charges thrown out or have them reduced and to have your good name immediately restored. We will examine every angle and leave no stone unturned to establish reasonable doubt. There is no drug crime that John hasn’t dealt with and you’ll benefit from his experience and passion for the law.

Drug crimes in Licking County can carry with them substantial fines and penalties and must be taken very seriously. The possible prison sentences for a person convicted of drug trafficking depends on the type and amount of the drug. For example, being convicted of trafficking in a small amount of marijuana is a fifth-degree felony and carries a 6 to 12-month prison term. More than 27 grams of cocaine is a first-degree felony and you could receive 3 to 11 years in prison. In many cases, including repeat offenders, a prison sentence is mandatory. Stiff fines are also attached to Licking County drug convictions. A fifth-degree felony carries a fine of up to $2500 and a first-degree felony up to $20,000 in fines. (source:

Don’t delay in calling the Law Office of John Rutan. Talking with the police or authorities can do you no good and could provide them with the ammunition they need to incriminate you in court. Any question they ask is designed in advance to illicit an incriminating response from you. Instead, make your first call to us today.


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