Sales and Distribution of Illegal Drugs

Marietta Criminal Defense Attorney

According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated §16-13-72, any person found possessing any illegal drug with the intent to sale or distribute may be charged with a drug crime. These crimes are very serious and require the representation of a trusted criminal defense attorney in Marietta. At The Merchant Law Firm, our attorneys stand ready to provide you with the best possible representation for your case and help ensure that your rights are protected and your freedom is fought for. If you have been charged with a drug crime, you need to act quickly to retain trusted legal guidance.

What drugs are considered illegal?

Although most people associate illegal drugs with substances such as cocaine and heroin, there are actually many different types of drugs that can be considered illegal. Marijuana, even in small doses, is still considered an illegal drug and may leave a convicted individual facing serious criminal charges. You may be charged with the sales and distribution of illegal drugs even if you have large amounts of pharmaceutical drugs as well. In order to charge you with sale and intent to distribute, the arresting officer and prosecution must prove that you had large amounts of the substance and were planning to sell, distribute or give away the substance.

Defense for Drug Crimes

If you are found guilty of selling or distributing illegal substances, you may face serious penalties. First time offenders who were intending to sell a Schedule I or II drug may face a minimum of five years in jail. Second or third time offenders or first time offenders who intended to sell Schedule III or higher drugs, may face up to life in prison. These penalties are incredibly harsh, which is why it is absolutely imperative that you work with The Merchant Law Firm right away. Our team of dedicated attorneys will aggressively defend your rights and protect your freedoms. You deserve outstanding representation and our firm can help you obtain it.

When you work with The Merchant Law Firm, we will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case including all circumstances that led up to your arrest and formal charges. If it is found that your rights were infringed up on in any manner through illegal searches and seizures, unlawful police stops or detentions, we will stand up for you. Our lawyers know what to look for as potential weaknesses in the prosecutor's defense. By working with a trusted Marietta criminal defense attorney from our firm, you may be able to receive a favorable outcome for your case. If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact The Merchant Law Firm today and schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible!