Crimes involving drug use or trafficking incur extremely serious consequences that include years of jail time and a permanent blotch to your record. When you contact our firm, we can inform you of your rights and walk you through the upcoming court proceedings.
Being accused of a drug crime is an extremely serious matter. You need a professional lawyer by your side that’s well-versed in the language of criminal law in order to fully understand the charges you’re facing and the serious consequences that will result if you are found guilty. Our experienced attorneys will inform you of your constitutional rights and any legal options you have during the upcoming trial. Whether you’re looking to prove your innocence, get the criminal charges dropped, or obtain a favorable plea bargain, we’re the place to call! We offer flexible appointment times with experienced lawyers who will give your case the personal attention you deserve.
As soon as you become aware of criminal crime accusation contact our firm. Our attorneys and staff are experienced and fully qualified to take you through this legal process step-by-step. Call today to discuss your situation.
All drug charges somehow involve the sale, transportation, manufacturing, possession, trafficking or distribution of an unlawful substance. Atlanta narcotics authorities could charge an individual with the unlawful use or possession of a drug in a variety of forms such as:
- crack cocaine
- Methamphetamines like speed, heroin, LSD, PCP
- Refined cocaine
- PCP and
Various types of drug crimes can include any of the following:
- Possession of a narcotic substance
- Possession of any sort of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of a controlled substance with an intent to sell it
- Transporting a controlled substance
- Transporting some controlled substance with an intent to sell it
- Selling or furnishing some controlled substance to a minor
- Selling some other substance in lieu of selling a controlled substance
The penalties associated with getting convicted of a drug crime can vary widely depending on certain factors. Prosecutors will file charges depending on the type of drug involved, how much there is of it, whether it was possessed for personal use or sale and whether or not the person being charged was convicted of a crime before. The consequences can include jail time, restitution, probation, huge legal fines and possibly even mandatory drug counseling programs. Authorities in the city of Atlanta often work with other police departments around the country to get people extradited from out of state in order to face charges issued by the state of Georgia.
Drug crime allegations can also be added together to make rather severe charges. Law enforcement agencies will often charge a person with possession for sale even if the individual actually only had the narcotics for personal use. Hiring an aggressive defense attorney is very important when it comes to these kinds of cases. Experienced drug crime attorneys can actually sometimes get possession charges thrown out as a result of unfair law enforcement practices. Serious drug cases can be pled down to more simple possession charges that come with penalties of diversion programs and counseling instead of jail time.
Authorities are sometimes able to execute search warrants in areas that they suspect are being used to house illegal drugs. Property can then be seized if drugs are found. Suspects can actually loose their property permanently. This includes homes, money and automobiles.
Getting Our Firm to be by Your Side
Those who are arrested or charged with a drug crime should get in touch with us right away. We have the knowledge and experience to fight even difficult drug cases. Some police officers have a history of filing false arrest warrant affidavits. We know how to uncover this kind of unlawful police conduct. This can lead to the prosecutor dismissing or reducing your case. Our attorneys go to court with you and even assist in getting you released from custody.
LET US HELP
If you’ve been charged with a drug offense, contact us to discuss your case with an understanding defense attorney. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, we may be able to help you obtain a favorable plea deal, help you prove your innocence, or even get the charges against you dropped completely. The key is to act quickly, so call us today.