Drug Related Crime
Drug crimes fall under both state and federal laws. State laws are usually narrower as long as they don’t conflict with federal laws. Federal laws have longer sentences than state laws which has shorter sentences. Whatever type of drug law is involved, having a drug conviction on your record can have severe consequences.
Teston & Burruss Defends Those Accused of Both Misdemeanors and Felonies such as:
- Possession of less than one ounce (Misdemeanor)
- Possession of more than one ounce (Felony)
- Possession with intent to distribute (Felony)
- Trafficking (Felony)
We help defend people charged with every type of crime including hashish, opium, meth, ecstasy, mescaline, heroin, pills, LSD, cocaine, marijuana and steroids. Crimes related to drugs can result in punishments from fines, community service, rehabilitation or up to 30 years in prison. A person in possession of drugs may be charged with possession of drugs or the intent to distribute it. Simple possession is usually the charge for someone who has possession of a small quantity of drugs, while a large amount could lead to a charge of possession with the intent to distribute and harsher penalties. The common drug crimes are:
With the vast technology available plus access to the internet, social media and recovery of cell phone records, its easier for the law enforcement agencies to crack down on drug dealers and locate them. If you or someone close to you has been charged with a drug crime, it’s in your best interests to access professional help. Since the penalties for drug crimes can be particularly severe, often including prison time, you shouldn’t delay in seeking legal help. Call us at Teston & Burruss in North Georgia and seek help from our drug crime specialist attorneys today.