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.
Federal law and Georgia’s state law prohibit 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, as well as 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:
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 violations of constitutional rights and motions to suppress evidence in the case based on illegal searches and seizure.
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.
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If you’re facing a criminal charge and are concerned about the impact on your life, contact us today and schedule a complimentary Defense Strategy Meeting.