Georgia drug offenses can range from drug possession to drug trafficking. Depending on the amount you are caught with, what you intended to do with the drugs (personal/recreational use or sale) and the number of times you've been arrested on similar charges, the charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies and carry different punishment guidelines.
At Teiger Law Center, P.C., we are a team of experienced attorneys who can help you make sense of what you're up against while protecting your rights, long-term interests and your reputation. With nearly 30 years of experience, we have witnessed the laws surrounding drugs like marijuana evolve throughout the country and will provide comprehensive, up-to-date counsel and representation.
We work to get your charges dismissed or reduced by conducting our own investigation that may uncover important facts that were overlooked such as locating and interviewing witnesses and filing motions to suppress illegally obtained evidence that violates the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. If you were caught up in a drug bust as an innocent bystander, visitor or passenger in a car that was searched, we will argue to have the evidence suppressed.
Additionally, we may be able to redirect the punishment, focusing on rehabilitation through treatment rather than jail or prison, especially if treatment hasn't been tried before. We prepare sentencing memoranda to present valid reasons for a reduced sentence, basing our arguments on your past reputation as a solid citizen with a record of community involvement, honorable military service, and/or the need of elderly parents/invalid child/etc.
If you are ultimately convicted or plead guilty to a felony, we may be able to obtain a dismissal or successfully completed First Offender program by asking that the judge withhold judgment under Georgia's "First Offender" rules.
The attorneys at Teiger Law Center, P.C., know that drug offenses can carry serious penalties, especially if the alleged transaction took place near a school or if children were present. Regardless of the circumstances or severity of your case, it's important to act quickly and reach out to our team.
To schedule an appointment, contact us at our Alpharetta or Cumming, GA law offices by calling 800-780-2275 or 866-726-2153. You can also reach us via email by completing an online contact form.