We Fight Drug Charges
Georgia lawmakers, police and prosecutors take drug crimes very seriously. Depending on the nature of the drug crime, investigators may call upon the government’s substantial resources to build the case against an alleged criminal. Once charges are brought, the government’s attorneys will push hard for conviction. So regardless of the drug charges you face, it is imperative to choose your defense team wisely.
Breaking Down The Prosecution’s Case Against You
At Daniels & Rothman, we take your criminal charges as seriously as you do. Our attorneys understand your future, your finances and your family’s well-being are at stake. We focus on immediate and calculated legal action to help minimize your exposure to punishment for your drug charges.
Attorney Jeffrey Rothman is the leader of our criminal defense practice. He handles a wide range of state and federal drug crimes, and he is well-known for his proactive and aggressive approach to defense. As your legal counsel, one of his first steps will be to scrutinize the circumstances surrounding your investigation, arrest and charges. Mr. Rothman is highly skilled at poking holes in the prosecution’s cases using a number of methods. In many cases, he has been able to suppress damaging evidence by identifying when police have violated search and seizure laws. Oftentimes this can lead to a full dismissal of charges.
Criminal Defense For Misdemeanor And Felony Drug Charges
When you work with our law firm, we are equipped to help you at any stage of the legal process, including investigations, grand jury indictments, negotiations with the prosecutors and at trial. We have extensive experience defending against a variety of drug crimes, including those involving:
- Drug possession
- Drug distribution
- Drug trafficking
- Drug manufacturing
- Conspiracy-related drug charges
We know that your freedom, and often your privilege to drive, is at stake when you face any type of drug charge. Our law firm will thoroughly assess your position, the evidence against you and a range of defense tactics before advising on options. We are not the type of firm that will immediately recommend a plea. In many cases, your best chance for minimizing consequences will be at trial. Mr. Rothman is a highly respected trial lawyer, and has successfully represented hundreds of clients before judges and juries.
Facing Charges For Drug Possession, Sale Or Trafficking?
Drug charges have consequences that can last a lifetime. Depending on the type of charge – and the substance involved – you could face penalties ranging from probation, to intensive drug court, to lengthy prison time.
Georgia law establishes two main types of drug charges.
- Drug possession charges involve drugs found on your person, in your vicinity or elsewhere that allegedly belong to you.
- Depending on the circumstances and the quantity involved, you could face related charges of drug trafficking, distribution or possession with intent to distribute.
- Drug sales typically involve an exchange that was observed by a police officer. Sting operations are also common.
- All of these types of charges rely on a critical piece of evidence: the drugs themselves. In many cases, police obtain the drugs through a search. They might have searched your vehicle during a traffic stop, for example, or stopped you on some suspicion of criminal activity.
The circumstances of the search and seizure can potentially hold the key to your defense. If the police violated your constitutional rights by conducting an unlawful search or seizure, you may be able to get the evidence thrown out.
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Countless people in Banks County, Barrow County, Clarke County, Elbert County, Franklin County, Greene County, Jackson County, Madison County, Oglethorpe County, the University of Georgia and throughout Georgia have trusted us with their defense. Contact our Athens lawyers at 706-621-5166 to find out why.