Drug Trafficking in Georgia
Atlanta Drug Crime Attorney
Drug trafficking is considering a felony in Georgia. If you are found with
a considerable amount of drugs on your person could you be charged with
drug trafficking if the police believe you intend to sell them. When you
face serious, life-altering charges you need to take action immediately. An
Atlanta drug crime lawyer could help get your charges reduced or even dismissed. At
The Sylvan Law Firm, LLC, an experienced Atlanta drug crime attorney can partner with you to examine
your case and provide you with the best options available to you.
Federal & State Drug Trafficking Charges
When you face a drug trafficking charge, the prosecution will examine both
federal and state trafficking laws. You be charged with drug trafficking
if you are found manufacturing, transporting, selling or distributing
a controlled substance. However, even if you did not manufacture, sell
or transport the drugs, you may face a drug trafficking charge. Drug trafficking
charges boil down to the amount of drugs and proven intent. If you are
found with an amount of drugs in your possession that is above the legally
defined personal use limit, you could be convicted of drug trafficking.
It is also important to note that you drug trafficking charges encompass
the trafficking of both legal and illegal drugs.
Intentional Possession – In order to convict you of a drug trafficking crime, the prosecution
first must prove the possession was intentional. Meaning, you had to have
knowingly possessed the drugs. For example, you rented out an apartment
while on vacation and while you were staying in the apartment, police
showed up with a warrant to search the apartment and found drugs hidden
in the broiler and tried to pin them on you. A skilled Atlanta drug trafficking
attorney could argue that you were not aware of the drugs in the home
and therefore, did not intentionally possess them.
Quantity –If you are found in possession of an illegal substance, how much you have
in your possession can determine the charge. An individual found with
over 500 grams of cocaine, or a warehouse full of marijuana plants is
certainly not in possession of that amount for personal use.
Protect Your Future
Drug trafficking crimes are one of the most serious charges you can face.
Most drug crimes come with steep penalties and mandatory sentences that
can alter the course of your life. When your facing serious charges, you
need a seriously skilled Atlanta drug crime attorney. I have represented
thousands of clients with their criminal charges. My experience as a former
prosecutor gives me a distinctive understanding of the common methods
and tactics the prosecution will use during your case. At Sylvan Firm,
LLC we believe there are two sides to every story.
Take control of your future,
contact an attorney from The Sylvan Law Firm LLC, today.