In the state of Georgia, the penalties for marijuana-related crimes are some of the harshest in the nation. Police officers have considerable latitude. Simply by claiming to detect the odor of marijuana, they can make an arrest — and the courts will often allow it. If you have been charged with a marijuana-related crime, it is essential to know and understand your rights. At David West & Associates, we are committed to defending your rights.
Avoid Serious Criminal Penalties: Georgia Is Tough on Marijuana Crimes
An effective defense against any marijuana-related crime requires specialized knowledge. Attorney David S. West has been defending clients accused of marijuana-related crimes since 1994. He attributes his success to his extensive knowledge of the field; from drug detection techniques to marijuana horticulture, attorney West has substantial knowledge of this intricate and highly technical field.
Marijuana Possession, Intent to Sell and Other Related Drug Charges
Attorney David West has been successfully defending clients accused of crimes such as:
- Marijuana possession (including misdemeanor possession and felony possession)
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Growing and manufacturing operations
- Medical marijuana
Mr. West successfully defended a client who was accused of running the largest growing and manufacturing operation in Georgia. He has far-reaching knowledge of techniques and technology required for growing marijuana. This knowledge makes him uniquely capable of defending clients charged with operating illegal marijuana farms.
Mr. West works with prominent experts in the proper training and handling of drug dogs. Though police may have used a drug dog during your arrest, the dog is not an infallible witness. Our experts can determine whether the dog actually detected marijuana or simply took a cue from its handlers.
In a watershed moment in his career, Mr. West successfully defended a client who faced jail time after testing positive for marijuana. The client was from Washington state, where medical marijuana is legal, and had a valid prescription. Mr. West argued that the client should not be punished for having a legal prescription for marijuana, which was protected by the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. The judge agreed, and Mr. West's client went free.
Contact David West & Associates for Aggressive Drug Crimes Lawyers in Georgia
Mr. West is a life member of NORML and an advocate for the legalization of marijuana. He works tirelessly on behalf of clients to protect their rights. If you have been arrested for a crime involving marijuana, do not hesitate to contact an Atlanta possession of marijuana lawyer. Call Mr. West's office in Marietta, Georgia, at 678-384-4069 or 888-597-6596.