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Drugs & Narcotics Possession Charges

Facing Drug Offenses with a Paulding County Drug Crime Attorney

At Henrickson & Sereebutra, our team of former prosecutors share more than 75 years of combined experience to apply to your case. The attorneys at the firm have a thorough knowledge of the law, and are well-versed in a wide variety of proven criminal defense strategies that may be useful in your case.

If you have been arrested in Georgia for possession of marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth, or any other type of drug, you may think the situation is hopeless. After all, you had the drugs in your bag, your vehicle or in your home, so how could you possibly hope to beat the charges? However challenging your case may seem, our firm has ample experience in and out of court, and we may be able to help you pursue a favorable outcome for your situation.

Effectively Approaching Your Possession Case

Reviewing your case with an experienced legal professional may help you gain a full understanding of your situation. In many cases, finding a legal solution depends on determining whether improper police procedure played a role in your arrest. Any violation of your rights may be grounds to have your case successfully dismissed.

Consider the following questions in your case:

  • Did the officer have a warrant?
  • Was there probable cause to conduct a search?
  • Was your Fourth Amendment right violated?
  • Was there reasonable suspicion to justify the traffic stop?

Law enforcement officials cannot perform a search and seizure without first obtaining a warrant or having probable cause to conduct it. "Looking guilty" or "looking like a drug user" is not probable cause. Without meeting these standards, your drug crime attorney may file a motion to suppress evidence and effectively end the case.

Penalties for Drug Possession

The penalties for drug possession depend largely on the quantity of drugs. For example, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine, while possession of greater amounts is a felony with a maximum of ten years in state prison. Drugs like heroin and cocaine are treated much more seriously and can result in a felony offense even with a small amount of drugs in your possession. You can also be subjected to a driver's license suspension lasting 180 days.

The burden of proving that you are guilty of a crime is on the prosecutor. The strength of your defense depends on how effectively your drug crime lawyer can contest weak evidence and minimize the damage of the penalties. Without a proper defense, even weak and circumstantial evidence could result in a conviction. Ensure that your rights and best interests are looked after throughout the procedure.

Our Paulding County possession defense lawyers at Henrickson & Sereebutra are prepared to fight on your behalf, so do not wait to contact our firm today.

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