Drug Crime Lawyer in Fulton County
Arrested for a Drug Offense? Call (404) 620-6110!
Georgia has some of the most austere drug laws in the United States and breaking them can lead to between 5-25+ years in prison. Additionally, the amount of drugs involved can impact the sentencing, both in increasing the length of jail time and at times even allowing for the defendant to be charged with multiple criminal acts.
Because of these high stakes, finding a Buckhead drug crime lawyer to assist you throughout the proceedings is crucial. In his 18 years of criminal justice experience, the former elected District Attorney Robert James has firsthand experience working closely with law enforcement and understands what it takes to provide you with sound counsel during this time. As a partner at MSJ Law Group, he brings a wealth of knowledge and resources to each case he accepts.
Get in touch to set up a free in-person or over the phone consultation (404) 620-6110.
Categories of Charges
In Georgia, there are several different categories of drug crimes:
- Drug Possession
- Drug Distribution
- Drug Manufacturing
- Drug Trafficking
Drug trafficking is the most severe of the charges. It is defined as possessing, selling, distributing or manufacturing a large amount of illegal drugs. The quantity involved is what sets this charge apart from the others. There is a mandatory prison sentence with drug trafficking that means if you are convicted, there is a minimum number of years that you must go to jail, regardless of any extenuating circumstances or the judge’s discretion. The mandatory prison sentence length depends on which drug was being trafficked and the amount involved.
However, jail time is not the only concern if charged with drug trafficking. There will also be a fine involved, which can range from $100,000 to $1,000,000. Furthermore, this crime is considered a felony, meaning that there will be daily ramifications for the rest of your life if convicted.
Contact Robert James Trial Attorney for Counsel
Cases concerning drug crimes are contentious, with much room for interpretation and a wide range of possible rulings. The criminal defense provided by Robert James Trial Attorney has many years of experience and an impressive list of courtroom victories. If you need a criminal defense attorney in Atlanta or Dekalb County, don't hesitate to put us on your side of the courtroom.
Call today and speak to our Buckhead criminal defense lawyer (404) 620-6110.