Charged With a Drug Crime?

Attorney Michael C. Hennenberg is an Ohio criminal defense lawyer of more than 35 years who has focused his law practice on defending people charged with crimes, including the possession and trafficking of drugs and prohibited substances. As a criminal trial advocate certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Mr. Hennenberg skillfully and vigorously represents his Cleveland-area clients in federal and Ohio criminal courts.

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Drug Charges in Ohio and Federal Court

Whether the case involves marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, meth, prescription drugs or other illegal narcotics, Mr. Hennenberg represents clients in Ohio and Federal Courts charged with:

  • Possession of illegal drugs
  • Drug possession with the intent to distribute
  • Drug trafficking
  • Conspiracy to traffic drugs
  • Illegal manufacture of drugs (including marijuana grow house cases)
  • Illegal possession of prescription drugs (including Percocet, Vicodin, oxycodone, Opana and OxyContin)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

A Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Attorney Committed to Aggressively Defending Your Rights and Freedoms With a Personalized Defense Team

When Mr. Hennenberg represents a client accused of a crime, he takes a comprehensive, aggressive and often a team defense approach. He thoroughly researches every aspect of the events leading up to the charges and dissects every element of the case. To build a strong defense for his clients, Mr. Hennenberg can call upon experts in evidence, police procedure, independent laboratory analysis and other disciplines, including former federal agents and private investigators.

Diversion Rather Than Possible Conviction and Imprisonment

Not all drug-related cases result in conviction or imprisonment. Results depend on a client's criminal history, background and other mitigating factors. Mr. Hennenberg has successfully negotiated with prosecutors and argued to trial courts that a diversion program or intervention and treatment in lieu of conviction were the appropriate approach for a particular individual. Diversion and intervention programs allow a person to avoid the worst consequences of a drug-related conviction while seeking treatment for drug dependence.

"Ohio and federal law enforcement agencies on a daily basis seek to arrest, convict and imprison people caught possessing and trafficking drugs in the Greater Cleveland area. Some cases may involve possessing or trafficking in prescription medications, sometimes called pill mills. Other cases may involve marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other recreational drugs. Search and seizure law is the key in many drug cases. Under the Ohio and U.S. Constitutions, police must follow proper procedures during their investigation of a drug case. If the police violate a person's constitutional rights, it may be grounds for filing a motion to suppress evidence seized by law enforcement. Sometimes, seemingly insignificant pieces of initial evidence can lead to a search of a person's property. This is why it is crucial to have an experienced criminal defense attorney review any search warrants and search warrant affidavits as well as investigate the procedures used during the search and seizure to ensure that a person's constitutional rights are protected."

Michael C. Hennenberg
Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Contact a Cleveland Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer Today

To schedule a consultation to discuss a drug possession accusation, drug trafficking charges or other drug crime case, contact Michael C. Hennenberg in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Hennenberg will aggressively defend your rights and freedom at every stage of the legal process.