Prescription painkillers can be wonderful aids for patients who are truly in need. However, due to their highly addictive nature, illegal distribution of these drugs is a serious and pressing social issue. Recently, a Georgia doctor who was arrested in connection with a pill mill operation has been convicted of his criminal charges that he faced for his role in the distribution of prescription pain killers.
Reports of domestic violence are almost always taken seriously. When winter rolls around, Georgia shelters and resource centers tend to prepare themselves for an increase in calls and victims that they help. As claims of domestic violence incidents rise, it is important for those accused to remain knowledgeable and up-to-date concerning their rights as well.
Many drug charges stem from police finding illegal drugs on a person or in their home or vehicle. Drug possession charges can result in serious consequences for individuals. In an interesting twist on typical drug cases, a Georgia man has been sentenced to prison for trying to get another person arrested for drug possession.
A Georgia man was recently arrested for several drug charges, including alleged possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and a stolen hand gun. The man, who is reportedly a paroled drug dealer, is said to have compromised his parole.
Two people from DeKalb County, Georgia, were arrested recently for allegedly cooking methamphetamine in a hotel room. The arrest came a few days after the husband of one of the two was caught making the highly addictive drug in a nearby motel. The pair -- a 25-year-old man and 24-year-old woman -- now face drug charges as well as conspiracy charges.
Two people face several state felony charges after drugs and firearms were found in open view in a rural Newton County residence, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
When two young people are charged with a crime, they often need a good defense to make sure it stays off of their permanent record. However, when those criminal charges include murder, the teens needs the best defense they can possibly put forth.
Any accusations or charges related to drugs or drug possession, no matter what those charges are based on, necessitates a good defense for the accused. As can be expected, the more serious the charges, the stronger the defense will need to be.
Most people who have mental illnesses are treated with medication or placed under the care of someone who can monitor their behavior and attempt to help them with their mental health problems. But when treatment and monitoring doesn't work, sometimes mental illness can cause people to act out in a way they wouldn't otherwise. One Georgia man who apparently has a history of mental illness now faces significant criminal charges for an alleged incident in a local school.