Have you been charged with possessing, manufacturing, trafficking, or distributing illicit substances? These charges carry severe penalties if convicted, ranging from heavy fines to lengthy periods of incarceration. The Young Law Firm has provided decades of aggressive defense representation.
Being arrested at any time for anything is a depressing experience. However, when the charge is a federal drug offense it becomes even more depressing and very frightening. One reason this type of circumstance is so stressful is the aggressiveness of the police officers and the agents who are investigating you. It’s a known fact that a lot of people dealing in drugs are prone to violence, however, law enforcement officials can be just as violent.
When a law enforcement officers initiate a search or an arrest, they have a duty to ensure their activities comply with our 4th Amendment to the Constitution and any other legalities governing their actions and conduct.
Anytime a search or arrest is made pursuant to a legal warrant, the law demands that a law enforcement officer abides by specifically laid out standards of conduct. There have been many searches and seizures made over the years that have not held up under the dictates of the 4th Amendment or complied with other laws pertaining to the officer’s conduct.
This is one of the main reasons it is so crucial for anyone involved in a case where a search and seizure led to an arrest, to contact a Marietta criminal law attorney immediately. You need someone qualified to help you evaluate your situation and who knows whether or not you need to have a ‘motion to suppress’ filed on your behalf.
Aside from having to deal with an overly aggressive law enforcement officer and their tactics, the penalties you will be facing are ominously severe. In a federal court, there are lots of people who are facing drug crime charges that carry mandatory minimum penalties. The minimums are set according to the severity of the offense (kind of drug, any injuries, how much drugs, etc.).
Another thing that makes these penalties so harsh is that one person who may not have realized what was really going on can be held responsible for the actions of someone they happened to be with. They can be facing extremely harsh penalties of their own. It always pays to get a criminal law attorney in your corner if you find yourself in this situation. Going it alone is legal suicide.
Criminal Defense attorney Diana Whipkey Young provides comprehensive and knowledgeable defense representation that is backed by more than 30 years of legal experience. We defend clients against charges such as:
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Drug trafficking
- Drug manufacturing
- Minor in possession
We can help you fight drug charges involving any of the following drugs:
- Prescription drugs (Oxycodone, Xanax)
Let us help you pursue a dismissal of your drug charges. If a trial or plea is required, our experience as a former prosecutor can be invaluable to securing the best possible resolution of your case.
Are You a First-time Drug Offender?
Under the First Offender Act (FOA), first-time offenders in the state of Georgia can opt to plead guilty in exchange for enrollment in the FOA program. Enrollment in this program is not automatic. It is facilitated by your attorney presenting you as a viable candidate for the program.
The program defers adjudication of your charge so that you can complete a term of probation. Successful completion of the program will result in your discharge without adjudication of guilt, and your records may be requested to be sealed. Failure to successfully complete the probation can result in your first offender status being revoked, and cause your case to have a guilty plea conviction.