Gwinnett County Drug Crime Defense Lawyers
Keep Your Record Clean
When you get caught with drugs, you might still be able to minimize the damage if you hire a criminal defense lawyer. Convictions of drug possession, sales, manufacturing, and distribution can carry lengthy prison sentences and significant fines. Our drug crime lawyers in Gwinnett County can protect your Fourth Amendment right to privacy and identify the issues that resulted in your arrest. The police may have conducted an illegal search, in which case your charges could be dismissed completely.
At Daniels & Taylor, P.C., we want to pursue a positive outcome on your behalf following a drug-related arrest and subsequent criminal charge. If you need help figuring out if your Constitutional rights have been violated, we will investigate the police's evidence and fight for you relentlessly.
Reach out to Daniels & Taylor, P.C. today to learn more during a free office consultation. Call (770) 285-1673 today.
What Are the Heavy Burdens in a Drug Conviction?
The failed War on Drugs has devastated entire families and created generations of poverty. A drug crime conviction has serious long-term consequences beyond jail time, fines, drug treatment, probation, and community service.
Beneath the surface, you may later find out that you no longer qualify for many jobs. You may be denied housing because you have to check "the box" stating you have been convicted of a drug crime. On top of that, you will no longer qualify for government assistance such as food stamps, subsidized housing, or welfare.
If you are a parent, one drug conviction on your record could start a cycle that may lead your children down the same path. Past-due child support will continue to pile up if you go to prison and leave you with a mountain of debt when you are finally set "free" on probation. If you can't pay this child support obligation, your driver’s license may be suspended, making it almost impossible to get a job or get back on your feet. If you are lucky enough to get a job despite your drug conviction, your wages could be garnished by child support enforcement and the court. You may also be stuck with a heavy burden of fines, restitution, court costs, application fees, probation supervision fees, drug testing fees, and more. Society will be quick to label you a bad person – and that cloud will cast a shadow on the way your neighbors perceive both you and your family.
Is Acid Illegal in Georgia?
Acid is illegal in Georgia. Possession of any other Schedule I or Schedule II banned the substance, from LSD to heroin, will result in felony criminal charges in the state of Georgia. Those criminal charges can haunt you for the rest of your life unless you successfully defend against them. In reality, most of the time, drug possession on its own is a felony offense. There are some exceptions for possessions of small amounts of marijuana.
Getting to the Facts of Your Drug Arrest
In our practice of defending clients charged with drug offenses, we find that police officers often act hastily when pursuing arrests for marijuana, cocaine, or heroin possession. Shortcuts are often taken, resulting in illegal searches and seizures or informants who are less than reliable. At Daniels & Taylor, P.C., our drug crime defense attorneys in Gwinnett County dig deep to uncover the facts of your case and protect your rights.
How do I Deal With a Possible Drug Addiction?
During challenging legal and personal situations, you need an advocate at your side – especially if you have a problem with drugs. Addiction is recognized as a medical condition, and getting treatment is better than getting a criminal record. We can bring your condition to the attention of the court to seek some type of treatment program to address the addiction as a better alternative to jail time. Besides that, ignoring or disregarding a drug problem could only lead to more legal problems in the future.
From our office in Lawrenceville, we are ready to fight for you. Call (770) 285-1673 now to get started.
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Clients are always our number one priority. We treat every client with the utmost respect and professionalism throughout every aspect of their case.
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Established in 1994
Our firm has been serving clients in Gwinnett County for over 25 years. Lawrenceville is our town!