Drug Possession

About Drug Possession Charges

Atlanta Drug Possession Defense Lawyer

The drug laws in Georgia are some of the toughest in the nation. In Georgia, misdemeanor marijuana possession carries a sentence of up to twelve months in jail.   A conviction for even a small amount of marijuana can also result in a suspension of your driver’s license.  Worse, if the police believe that the marijuana is packaged “with the intent to distribute” that small amount can become a felony, punishible by up to ten years in prison.
 
Most drug possession charges, other than the misdemeanor charges for minimal amounts of marijuana are felony charges with maximum sentences possible of well over ten years to serve in prison.
 
If you are charged with drug possession, you need a drug possession defense lawyer.  The Law Offices of Vernon Smith have handled hundreds of drug cases in the state of Georgia, and we will fight for your rights.
 
We will discuss your case with you at no charge and evaluate your prospects for acquittal at trial or a favorable plea. Let us fight for you.
 
Drug Possession Defense Attorney
 
Each case has its own unique circumstances and should be reviewed and evaluated by a criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Vernon Smith.   We approach drug possession cases with the sameeffective strategy that we use on other criminal cases:  we seek out and aggressively pursue the flaws in the prosecution’s case against the client. 
 
These flaws can be found in police procedure in the arrest, the custody of evidence, and/or in violations of your constitutional rights in a search and seizure by the police.  
 
Most drug possession charges are felony charges.  When you are a convicted felon, your life definitely changes.  You can lose certain rights, such as the right to vote or to own a firearm.   It can be difficult to get a job, a bank account or a place to live as you are required to disclose your “felon” status on a variety of applications.  Some professional licenses will not be issued to those who have a felony conviction on their criminal record.
 
Whether your possession case involves marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, ecstasy (MDMA), prescription drugs or another controlled substance, it is crucial that you have legal representation that knows how to fight in a courtroom and aggressively defend your case. 
 
With our experience and skill, we are prepared to employ an aggressive defense strategy on behalf of clients charged with drug possession. Contact a Drug Possession Defense Attorneyfrom the Law Offices of Vernon Smith.  Call (770) 471-4040 today.

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Vernon Smith provides legal services to the Atlanta Metro area and all Georgia cities including including those from Clayton County, Coweta County, Fulton County, Cobb County, Gwinnett County, DeKalb County, Fayette County, Forsyth County, Henry County, Spalding County and from cities and communities such as Alpharetta, Atlanta, Buckhead, Canton, College Park, Conyers, Cumming, Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Point, Fayetteville, Griffin, Johns Creek , Jonesboro, Kennesaw, Lilburn, Marietta, McDonough, Midtown, Newnan, Norcross, Riverdale, Roswell, Peachtree City, Powder Springs, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Snellville, Stockbridge, Stone Mountain, Union City and Woodstock.