The Experienced Attorneys You Need When Facing Serious Drug Charges
Have you been charged with a drug-related crime? Michael D. Barber & Associates, P.C., has the experience and skill you need to resolve those charges as favorably as possible. Our Atlanta-area lawyers have served as both prosecutors and defense attorneys, which helps us examine cases from all sides.
Understand Your Charges And Your Legal Options
Everything from your defense strategy to potential consequences will be informed by what your specific criminal charges are. Common charges include:
- Drug possession
- Possession of drug-related objects (paraphernalia)
- Drug purchasing
- Drug manufacturing
- Distribution or sale of controlled substances
These can typically be charged as felonies or misdemeanors, depending on factors such as the type of drug and alleged quantity, prior convictions on your record and aggravating factors (such as whether violence was involved in the crime).
Prosecutors tend to charge drug cases very aggressively, and the charges cannot always withstand scrutiny. If contacted early in the process, we will work diligently to mitigate the charges you are facing and build the strongest defense available.
A quick note about marijuana: The legal status of this drug is in flux around the country and here in Georgia. As such, marijuana-related charges tend to be more nuanced and require more explanation. You can learn more by visiting our pages on marijuana charges and, more specifically, possession of marijuana.
How Was The Evidence Obtained?
The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects all of us from unreasonable search and seizure by law enforcement. This typically means that police officers need a warrant or probable cause before conducting a search of your home, your vehicle or your person.
Unfortunately, it is common for the police to violate these rights when it comes to drug searches. When you contact our firm, we’ll investigate how the police conducted the search and what prompted it. If your Fourth Amendment rights were violated, we can file a motion to suppress the evidence, seriously weakening the prosecution’s case against you.
We Are Here To Help – Contact Us Today For Free
If you’ve been charged with a drug-related crime, contact Michael D. Barber & Associates to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, we may be able to help you obtain a favorable plea deal, help you prove your innocence or even get the charges against you dropped completely. The key is to act quickly, so contact us today.
Our offices have a 24-hour response line – 404-334-2818, and someone is available to answer your call at any time. Call us now for a free case evaluation.