Confront Your Drug Charge With Our Help
Charges that stem from drug possession or trafficking can be ruinous. Even a simple, youthful indiscretion can lead to a felony conviction, making your life considerably difficult going forward. Drug charges are serious, and without a comprehensive legal defense, you could suffer disastrous consequences.
At Cook & Tolley, LLP, our criminal defense attorneys can help you protect your rights. Our firm works with individuals in the Athens area as they defend themselves against drug charges, and we act aggressively to position our clients for the most beneficial outcome possible.
Different Charges Carry Different Penalties
As with many criminal charges, drug offenses can range in severity. Most commonly, an individual found with drugs will face possession or trafficking charges. These charges often face different penalties, depending on the substance in question.
Drug charge penalties in Georgia can include:
- Marijuana possession: While marijuana charges are treated with some leniency, they can also result in major penalties. A misdemeanor possession charge can be met with a $1,000 fine and up to a year in prison.
- Narcotics possession: Charges of drug possession (apart from marijuana) take place at a felony level. A conviction for a first offense can result in up to 15 years in prison.
- Drug trafficking: The state of Georgia prosecutes drug trafficking charges as felonies. A conviction for the distribution of schedule I or II narcotics can net 30 years in prison for an initial offense.
Drug charges can often escalate to a federal level. Our firm has the experience and skill necessary to fiercely defend our clients in federal court.
The Importance Of A Strong Defense
If you are facing a drug charge, how you act now may dictate your future. If you are confronting felony charges especially, doing everything you can fight your case is paramount. At Cook & Tolley, LLP, our attorneys will advocate on your behalf to reach an optimal result. Our lawyers draw on more than 50 years of experience, and we routinely work with prosecutors to arrive at reasonable outcomes for our clients.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Start assembling your defense today. Call us at 706-549-6111 now to schedule an initial consultation. For your convenience, our firm is also available via email.
Practicing attorneys: Devin Hartness Smith, Edward D. Tolley, Spencer Tolley