Drug Crimes Attorney Serving Georgia
U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) statistics show that drugs and drug-related offenses make up a third of all arrests nationwide.
Georgia’s State law and Federal law prohibits the possession, distribution, manufacture and trafficking of controlled substances. High on the list of illegal drugs are marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and pharmaceuticals obtained without a doctor’s prescription.
Drug crimes frequently fall under the jurisdiction of both federal and state courts, depending on what laws were violated. In certain circumstances, the accused may be tried in both courts. The amount of controlled substances and other circumstances involved will determine whether the drug offense is classified as a felony or misdemeanor, and the severity of the penalties, fines and imprisonment. In Georgia, further punishment for a drug conviction may include a driver’s license suspension.
The moment the police begin questioning you or you are accused of a drug crime, it is vital to retain an attorney who is experienced and has demonstrated expertise in defending drug charges. Located in Woodstock, Georgia, Cherokee County, our team is available to represent clients charged with drug crimes including, but not limited to:
- Controlled Substance Possession
- Possession of Drug Related Objects
- Sale of Controlled Substances
- Drug Trafficking
- Drug Distribution
- Drug Manufacturing
Ensuring that criminal law and constitutional rights were not violated, including proper search and seizure, is fundamental to the defense of a drug case. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney often uses effective strategies such as a motion to suppress evidence in the case based on illegal searches and seizure, and violations of constitutional rights.
If you are accused of drug offenses, or the police begin to question you, you have the right to remain silent until you consult with an attorney. When you need expert legal defense, call the Ghanouni Teen & Young Adult Defense Firm, at 770-720-6336.
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat’s the difference between a police stop and being arrested?
Police may stop and question you, although you have the right to refuse to answer. While a stop detains you for a short time, you are not moved to a different location as with an arrest. In order for police to make an arrest, they must have “probable cause,” which means there must be a reasonable belief a crime was committed and that you were involved in the crime. If the police arrest you, they take you in to custody and you may not leave.
How we help You
We help to minimize the impact that the accusations against you have on your life by creating a customized plan that best serves you.
We do not offer one size fits criminal defense.
We help protect the futures of Georgia teens and young adults accused of crimes.