Criminal justice reform for drug charges isn't something that you normally hear about from our government. Since the campaign in the 80's about “don't do drugs” from the Reagans, the government has been cracking down on drug dealers and users. More recently, various agencies throughout the state of Georgia have been doing what amounts to the new slogan of “Hook em and book em.”
At a recent display in Atlanta, Georgia President Trump announced his intention to change the interaction with the criminal system and the recent Opioid Crisis. His view would be slightly more relaxed with addicted users at his Summit on the Opiod Crisis. (see articles at Whitehouse.gov, AJC).
What does this mean for cases already under prosecution with the courts? This new “ideal” really doesn't affect current cases or future cases for that matter. Once the prosecution gets its hands on a case, they usually attack with all measures capable regardless of the degree of the charge. So whether the charge is Possession of Marijuana less than an ounce, Possession of Marijuana More than an ounce. Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Heroine, Possession of Meth, Trafficking any substance, it doesn't matter to the prosecution. You are still going to have to present your case and arguments about your particular situation and why the state should relax its prosecution of your case. Even if its your first charge, you are still facing heavy penalties for Drug charges and need help from a Drug Attorney.
Technically the prosecution takes an oath to seek the truth in every case. Sometimes, however, they have to be more than persuaded in criminal cases to do more than they did before. So, if you have been charged with Possession of Marijuana less than an ounce, Possession of Marijuana More than an ounce. Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Heroine, Possession of Meth, Trafficking any substance, served a warrant resulting in an arrest, or other criminal charges then you need help from a trained attorney. Should YOU find that you either don't want to face the court alone or simply feel that you need help from an attorney then give our office a call regarding your charges. There are facts to every case where defenses can be raised for anyone charged with driving under the influence. Each situation is different from the other and requires a evaluation of all the information in order to properly mount a defense and a effective fight or negotiation with the prosecutor's office by a trained Drug Lawyer.
Remember that every case is different because no two sets of facts are the same. Proper application of not just the law but also case law to your situation would take examination of the facts surrounding your case and creating a properly mounted defense for YOUR arrest.
Our office has 24 hour response lines and can answer your questions and help you. Give our team of lawyers a call at 404-445-8494. We can help you mount a proper defense for your situation.