A few weeks ago, this blog reviewed the penalties associated with marijuana possession in the state of Georgia. Anyone convicted of possession could lose his or her driving privileges for a minimum of 180 days for a first offense. Restoring the license requires several hundred dollars in court fees. In addition to the legal penalties, there is the social stigma that may accompany a drug possession conviction. These factors create difficult hurdles for individuals trying to get their life back on track after a conviction.
Some Georgia residents are unaware that the law assumes that anyone that possesses more than an ounce of marijuana has the intent to sell it. If the drug is discovered in a car filled with people, all occupants of the vehicle are often charged. There must be a connection between you and the drugs to have a valid case. When appropriate, attorney Christopher T. Adams will challenge the validity of the traffic stop and the connection of the drugs to his client.
If facing drug charges of any kind, you have the right to speak to legal counsel before choosing to enter a plea. Once a guilty plea is entered, a defendant will be subject to whatever punishment the judge decides to assign to the case. You need an attorney to explain your rights and help you fight for those rights in the case.
Christopher T. Adams is the attorney who will fight for your rights during your drug case. Whether you are facing charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, drug manufacturing or drug trafficking, this law firm can help you understand your options and present your case. When applicable and appropriate, our attorney will present any mitigating circumstances.