Drug Trafficking Charges in Cobb County
Serious Representation from a Former Prosecutor
Drug trafficking is considered 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.
A Cobb County drug crime lawyer could help get your charges reduced or
even dismissed. At
The Sylvan Firm, LLC, an experienced Cobb County 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 could be accused of 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 your 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
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 Cobb County criminal defense 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 you're facing serious charges, you need a seriously
skilled Cobb County 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 Firm LLC, today.