Douglasville Georgia Drug Charge Defense Attorney
In Georgia, if you are facing drug-related charges your life could be on the verge of changing drastically. For example, if you are convicted of possession of marijuana, possession is of one ounce or less, you shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 12 months and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.00. Many times, the imprisonment portion of this sentence is served on probation and if that is not enough you will also suffer a license suspension. If you are convicted of “possession with intent to distribute” or “trafficking” the penalties and consequences are much more severe. For instance, if you are convicted of trafficking 10 lbs. – 2 thousand lbs. of marijuana you could be facing a minimum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and a $100,000.00 fine.
Let the Criminal Defense Attorneys at Miller & Wynn are experienced in handling drug-related charges in the West Georgia area work with you on your case. Our attorneys understand what it takes to fight these charges properly. Contact us to schedule an appointment by email or call us at 770-999-1545 or toll-free at 866-338-0555.
Often there are issues regarding whether or not the arresting officers had the authority to conduct a search of the automobile or residence of the person being arrested. Another potential issue could be whether or not investigating law enforcement officers stayed within the scope of the search warrant. When you hire the criminal defense attorneys at Miller & Wynn, our attorneys will thoroughly evaluate your case and explore all the possible defenses you may have.
Our firm also understands how drug-related charges can affect those students receiving HOPE. According to HOPE regulations sections 104.6 and 304.7: A student convicted of committing certain felony offenses involving marijuana, controlled substances, or dangerous drugs, is ineligible for HOPE Scholarship payment from the date of conviction to the completion of the following school term, in accordance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990.