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 is a bond? What if I cannot afford a bond?
A bond is an amount of money you must pay to be released from jail pending your appearance in court. If you pay a cash bond the money will be returned to you at the conclusion of the case. However, if you use a bonding company the money you give them is the fee to have them post your bond and you will not get this money back. If you are unable to make the bond that has been set, an attorney can either get you into court at an earlier court date to dispose of your case or he can request a bond reduction hearing for you, and ask the court to lower your bond.
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.