Aggressive Defense For Those Charged With Drug Trafficking In Georgia
If you have been named in an investigation or targeted in a drug bust associated with drug trafficking allegations, your legal situation is serious. There is no time to waste before getting a skillful defense lawyer on your side.
David West & Associates in Marietta is a valuable resource for defendants in Georgia drug trafficking cases. You can rely on David West, a strong defense lawyer with extensive knowledge and experience.
When Is A Drug Crime Considered Trafficking?
Drug trafficking crimes in Georgia and elsewhere are often defined in terms of quantity and intent. If you possessed and/or transported large quantities of an illegal substance (including prescription drugs without prescriptions) or allegedly cultivated, manufactured or distributed illegal drugs, you may face trafficking charges, as described in these examples abbreviated from Georgia statutes:
- Any person who sells, manufactures, grows, delivers, brings into this state or has possession of a quantity of marijuana exceeding 10 pounds commits the offense of trafficking in marijuana.
- Any person who sells, manufactures, delivers, brings into this state or is in possession of 28 grams or more of cocaine or of any mixture with a purity of 10% or more of cocaine … commits the felony offense of trafficking in cocaine.
- Any person who sells, delivers, brings into this state or has possession of 28 grams or more of methamphetamine, amphetamine, or any mixture containing either methamphetamine or amphetamine … commits the felony offense of trafficking.
Potential prison sentences and fines in these cases, upon conviction, may be as high as 25 years and $250,000–$1,000,000.
The first step toward a strategic defense when you face drug trafficking charges or any drug offense charges is to get an accomplished defense lawyer on your side. Mr. West has helped many clients overcome great odds through his skilled advocacy.
Defense Against Harsh Federal Penalties
Drug trafficking crimes in Georgia carry federal mandatory minimum penalties, including large fines and lengthy imprisonment. If you allegedly involved a teenager or child in illegal drug distribution operations, you may face additional felony penalties, up to 20 years in prison.
A favorable outcome in your case may range from case dismissal to a downgrading of your charges from trafficking to possession or from the federal to state level. Get started now collaborating with defense attorney David West. Call 678-384-4069 or email us to schedule a free consultation.