Defense Against Drug Crime Charges
At Cohen & Hirsch, we represent people facing misdemeanor and felony criminal charges related to drugs. Our clients are people throughout the Atlanta, Georgia, area and DeKalb County who have been accused of involvement with marijuana, cocaine, crack, meth, prescription drugs, or other controlled substances.
The consequences of a conviction increase with the type and amount of drugs involved, as well as with the type of charges. While the law is the same, the way the law applies to the facts is different in each case. The facts of your case are unique, and we take a unique approach to your defense.
How We Help Clients Facing Drug Crime Charges
We tailor our legal strategy to meet your needs and goals, taking the time to work with you directly throughout your case. From the moment we begin representing you until matters are resolved favorably, we have one goal in mind: achieving the best possible results.
We handle several different types of drug charges:
- Drug possession: There are two types of possession: actual and constructive. Actual possession occurs when the drugs allegedly involved were found on your person. Constructive possession isn’t as clear. In a constructive possession situation, the drugs may have been found in a car. Because nobody claimed them, each person in the car is said to “constructively” possess the drugs.
- Possession with intent to distribute: This crime is charged when the drugs allegedly involved were in sufficient enough volume to make sale likely. When the police find one ounce of marijuana or more, they usually charge people with possession with intent to distribute. The same is true when the drugs are discovered in many separate baggies, or with a scale and sandwich baggies.
- Drug trafficking: Trafficking is a serious offense. It is determined entirely by weight. If the quantity of drugs found was significant enough, the police will charge a person with trafficking. If convicted, a defendant will face mandatory minimum jail time and fines, so it is critical to take trafficking charges seriously.
- Civil forfeiture: During your drug arrest, you may have been stripped of cash and other property. Georgia has some of the worst civil forfeiture laws in the nation. You must act fast to get your property and money back.
Our attorneys have successfully represented clients who have been charged with marijuana-related crimes, including:
- Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana
- Marijuana trafficking and distribution
- Marijuana cultivation or growing
Protect Your Rights — Contact Us Today
If you have been accused of a crime, the lawyers at Cohen & Hirsch can help. We are aggressive attorneys who can protect your rights. To schedule your free initial consultation with an Atlanta drug crimes attorney at Cohen & Hirsch, contact our law office at 404-919-7096.