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To reduce the number of controlled substances in circulation, Georgia has taken a strict no-tolerance stance on drugs. If law enforcement discovers drugs on your person or property, an arrest typically follows.
At the Law Office of Jay G. Wall in Woodstock, I have handled a diverse range of drug-related charges. As a local attorney with nearly a decade of trial experience, I am acutely familiar with the Cherokee County and Cobb County court systems. During my practice, I have developed strong relationships with the area judges, prosecutors and law enforcement agents in Woodstock, Canton, Holly Springs, Kennesaw, and the surrounding areas. I know how each party will treat drug cases and how to tailor a strong defensive strategy to the opposition’s argument. Whenever possible, I advocate for alternative sentencing methods.
Georgia follows the DEA controlled substance schedule system, which categorizes drugs into one of five schedules based on any approved medical uses, the risk of addiction and the potential for abuse. The severity of your charge depends on the amount and substance involved and other mitigating factors. Aside from marijuana, possession of a controlled substance is a felony charge. If you have prior convictions or if you were arrested in a school zone, you face much harsher penalties.
A drug conviction can adversely affect college admissions and financial aid, employment opportunities, and professional certification. Whether you are facing your first misdemeanor possession charge after a traffic stop or you have prior drug-related felony convictions, as an experienced drug charges attorney, I can help you find the best possible outcome.
To learn more about your options after an arrest for a drug crime in Woodstock, Canton, Holly Springs, or Kennesaw, GA, and how to plot a course toward a successful resolution, call my office in Woodstock at 678-946-2530 or reach my firm online.