Marijuana Drug Offenses
Marietta 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 Marietta criminal defense lawyer
gives you the best chance possible to avoid conviction or reduce the penalties
that could be imposed. The criminal defense attorneys at Henrickson &
Sereebutra have more than 40 years of combined
criminal defense experience. They have worked on thousands of cases and countless jury
trials. The firm focuses on criminal defense so that you can have skilled
representation when you need it most; after an arrest for a
drug crime. The firm's attorneys possess a unique and important kind of experience
not found in many other firms. They are former prosecutors who know the
criminal justice system inside and out.
Having served for years as
prosecutors, and trying an extensive range of misdemeanor and felony cases has given
the defense team a great deal of insight into the system and how to craft
and present a professional defense case in court. They know, first hand,
how a prosecutor puts together cases and all matters involving evidence
and witnesses. They 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. The 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 the Marietta firm will be with you from the first
hearing in your case through to its conclusion. The 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 the firm will take your case to trial and seek an acquittal when
this is the most effective option – and it often is. The 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 30 years in prison if you are convicted of
possession with the intent to distribute.
Challenging Evidence of Marijuana Drug Crimes
The firm's attorneys investigate to see if the evidence against you
was gathered in an illegal manner. They question whether the police had
probable cause to conduct their search, if a proper warrant was served,
and did law enforcement stay within the scope of the warrant. When a lawyer
from the 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. The 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.
The firm's attorneys urge you to not give up hope solely because you
have been arrested. Call an attorney from the firm as soon as you can.
The firm offers a free case evaluation to help you understand how your
rights can be safeguarded and your case defended.
Contact our Marietta marijuana defense attorney to discuss your case as early as possible after your arrest.