Marijuana Drug Offenses
Paulding County Drug Crime Lawyer Defending Against Drug Charges
Georgia law allows for harsh penalties to be imposed for any marijuana related crime. Representation by a proven Paulding County criminal defense lawyer at our firm can give you the best chance possible to avoid conviction or reduce the penalties that could be imposed. Our marijuana defense attorneys at Henrickson & Sereebutra have more than 75 years of combined experience and we want to help you.
We have worked on thousands of cases and countless jury trials. Our firm focuses on criminal defense so you can have skilled representation when you need it most; after an arrest for a drug crime. Our firm's attorneys possess a unique and important kind of experience not found in many other firms. We are former prosecutors who know the criminal justice system inside and out.
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Why Our Former Prosecutors Can Help You
Our attorneys have served for years as prosecutors and have tried an extensive range of misdemeanor and felony cases, providing us with a great deal of insight into the system and how to craft and present a professional defense case in court.
We know, first hand, how a prosecutor puts together cases and all matters involving evidence and witnesses. We look for the weak points in your case as well as any errors that could have taken place at any point in the process, from the investigation, through to the arrest and detention. Our firm's experience can make a vast difference in the final outcome of your case.
Building Your Marijuana Crime Defense
There are ways to successfully defend against marijuana charges, but this will require a very knowledgeable drug crimes lawyer getting involved early. An attorney from our Paulding County firm will be with you from the first hearing in your case through to its conclusion. Our firm's first goal is to bring about a dismissal of charges, whenever possible.
When there is no legal option available to accomplish this, actions could be taken to try to reduce the level of the charges against you. A lawyer from our firm will take your case to trial and seek an acquittal when this is the most effective option – and it often is. Our firm is not hesitant to press the matter in court when this could produce a favorable outcome.
What Are The Potential Penalties Involved?
Marijuana is the most accessible illegal drug in our state. Law enforcement is highly active in seeing that those accused of possession, cultivation or sales are brought to justice. You will be charged depending on the type and amount of drugs involved plus the specific circumstances of your case. You can be prosecuted for simple possession up to trafficking.
Your case can be tried at the federal level if the amount of marijuana involved is large. An individual convicted of a marijuana crime faces steep fines, a criminal record, and incarceration.
You can be charged with a misdemeanor, fined $1,000 and be sent to county jail for up to 1 year if you are arrested for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Greater quantities can result in felony charges and be penalized by up to a decade in state prison. You can be punished by a fine of $100,000 and up to 10 years in prison if you are convicted of possession with the intent to distribute.
Challenging Evidence of Marijuana Drug Crimes
Our firm's attorneys investigate to see if the evidence against you was gathered in an illegal manner. We question whether the police had probable cause to conduct their search, if a proper warrant was served, and if law enforcement stayed within the scope of the warrant. When a lawyer from our firm exposes the fact that the evidence was illegally obtained, that evidence will not be admissible in court.
Without evidence, there can be no case. Our firm works hard to firmly place the burden of proof on the prosecution. The prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you knew the drugs were there and that they were actually yours.
Our firm's attorneys urge you to not give up hope solely because you have been arrested. Call an attorney from our firm as soon as you can. We offers a free case evaluation to help you understand how your rights can be safeguarded and your case defended.
Contact our Paulding County marijuana defense attorney to discuss your case as early as possible after your arrest.
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