Methamphetamine Criminal Offenses
Retain Skilled Representation from a Marietta Drug Crimes Lawyer
The penalties for a first time methamphetamine possession conviction in
Georgia can be life changing. You must act quickly if you hope to avoid
heavy punishments. The first and most vital action you can take is to
retain a lawyer who has the experience and proven skills to defend you.
The attorneys at Henrickson & Sereebutra have a distinct advantage in
drug crime cases that many lawyers don't have.
The firm's attorneys are
former prosecutors who worked for years trying a large variety of misdemeanor and felony
cases. They now work to use their in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice
system to benefit those accused of a methamphetamine crime. When you retain
our accomplished criminal defense lawyer in Marietta, you give yourself
a chance to avoid conviction or to reduce the penalties that could be
imposed upon you by the court.
The firm's lawyers share more than 40 years of combined experience.
assisted clients in thousands of cases and through numerous jury trials. As ex-prosecutors, they understand the
methods employed by law enforcement in obtaining evidence and building
a case against you. The firm's attorneys know the strategies and tactics
employed by prosecutors to seek and obtain convictions on drug charges.
Most importantly they research, investigate and analyze the errors or
weak points in the prosecution's case against you. Once found, they
work to exploit the mistakes or flaws to produce the best result possible
against your charges.
Dedicated Criminal Defense for Narcotics Offenses
The firm's lawyers are not involved in any legal practice area other
than criminal defense. Their focus is on
criminal defense and in fighting for justice for the criminally accused. You have the right
to an attorney – make sure you get a good one that has experience,
knowledge and a record of success at criminal trials. They offer a
free case evaluation so that you can understand your charges and what defense options could
be employed in your case. Where feasible, their initial action is to get
the charges dismissed.
If this is not legally possible, the next action could be to negotiate
with the prosecution to reduce your charges against you. Based on their
time as prosecutors, they know how to negotiate a favorable deal with
the District Attorney. An experienced attorney from the firm will fight
for every possible advantage, from the first step through to the final
resolution. In many cases, fighting at trial for a full acquittal is the
best option, particularly when the case has errors and flaws, whether
in the collection of evidence, police procedure, or other part of the
case against you. The legal team is made up of experienced trial lawyer
who are extremely skilled in crafting a compelling defense case for all
types of amphetamine offenses.
Methamphetamine Convictions and Penalties
If you are found guilty of a first possession methamphetamine charge, the
penalties include a prison sentence of 2 to 15 years and the added problem
of expensive fines. For a second or subsequent offense the prison term
escalates to between 5 to 30 years. Both convictions are felonies which
become part of your permanent criminal record. You can be sentenced even
more heavily if your charges are related to
possession with intent to distribute or
There are multiple methods employed by the legal team to successfully defend
methamphetamine cases. The U.S. Constitution protects you against unreasonable
search and seizure by law enforcement. The police must have probable cause
or a legal warrant to search your person, home and other property. When
an attorney from the firm demonstrates that your rights have been violated,
it can lead to a full dismissal of the charges against you.
The burden of proof lies squarely with the prosecutor in a criminal case.
He or she must show, beyond reasonable doubt, that you are guilty of a
crime. Effective questioning and cross examination by a criminal lawyer
from the firm can raise serious questions as to whether the drugs were
actually yours or that you even knew of their existence.
Don't face serious drug charges alone.
Contact our criminal attorney in Marietta for protection of your legal rights.