The police arrested you and the prosecutor charged you with a drug-related crime. Surprisingly, you're not alone. Statistically speaking, most people use (or at least try) a recreational drug at some point in life. Some who do this get caught. Others don't..
We won't kid you. Any drug-related arrest in the State of Georgia is serious, whether you're caught with pot in your car or you're busted trying to distribute narcotics. One conviction - even on a single charge for possession of marijuana - can have a devastating effect on your personal freedom and your future. A drug conviction will hamper your ability to find work, could get your Georgia driver's license suspended, and will damage your reputation and your relationships. Now is not the time to take risks.
The State of Georgia has strict punishments for drug convictions related to:
- Oxycodone, Xanax, Lortab, and other illegally-obtained prescription drugs
The drug crime defense attorneys at Miles Patterson Hansford Tallant, LLC believe you should have a chance to make things right after your arrest. Whether you go into an alternative treatment program or we work to get the drug charges dismissed, we will do our best to minimize the impact a drug-related arrest has on your life. Sometimes we are even able to have the drug charges expunged from your criminal record.
If you are charged with drug trafficking, you should know that investigators have invested a lot of time, money, and personnel hours building their case against you piece by piece. Your initial court appearance may feel like the beginning of your legal battle, but for law enforcement, it’s been going on for a long time. People who are convicted of narcotics-related crimes in Georgia are often subject to mandatory sentencing. This means lengthy prison sentences, fines, and loss of other personal rights for any drug-related conviction.
The prosecutors have their goals - and we have ours. At Miles Patterson Hansford Tallant, LLC, our attorneys believe every person charged is innocent until proven guilty in a Georgia court. Because law enforcement thoroughly investigated your case, we will conduct our own detailed investigation into what happened. Our commitment to excellence as narcotics crime defense attorneys means we will pursue every available legal way of protecting your freedom. We will examine the evidence and how investigators collected it. If your rights were violated in any way, we will find out about it.
We defend people who are accused of these drug crimes in the State of Georgia:
- Possession of an illegal substance
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Smuggling drugs, narcotics, or controlled substances across state or international lines
- Growing, cultivating, or manufacturing illegal substances
- Gun or firearm arrests related to drug crimes
If you're facing charges for a drug related crime, please call our team as soon as possible after your arrest at 770-781-4100 or after hours at 678-343-8075 or access our simple contact form here. We're here to build a powerful defense for you.