If you or a loved one is arrested for Possession with Intent
to Distribute or Trafficking in Georgia, it is important that you act
immediately to protect yourself. Do not wait until your court date to get an
attorney and to preserve evidence.

The District Attorney has a dedicated division to prosecute
cases involving Possession with Intent to Distribute or Trafficking. They will
vigorously prosecute you if you are charged with a crime involving selling
cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, marijuana or other illegal drugs.   

Do not think that just because you are innocent that the
charges will be dismissed. Drug charges are aggressively prosecuted all over
the State of Georgia.

Make sure your attorney has had felony jury trials and has
won these cases. Do not let an attorney handle your case who does not
specifically handle drug cases. Many drug cases are won at a motions hearing.
It is imperative that you get body cams, dash cams, search warrants and take
witness statements of anyone involved in the search and seizure of the drugs.  

The law may say you are presumed innocent but in drug cases,
you have to prove your innocence.

Here is what you should do if arrested for Possession with
Intent to Distribute or Trafficking.

  1. Hire an attorney – Make sure that attorney
    actually handles and tries drug cases. Most criminal defense attorneys do not
    handle these cases. Make sure the attorney you talk to does regularly handles drug
    cases in Georgia
  2. Avoid making any statements – Do not walk into
    the police department and profess your innocence. The police will not believe
    you. Do not think you can show up at your first court date and tell the
    prosecutor and judge that you are innocent and expect the charges to be
    dropped. If you are arrested for possession with intent to distribute or
    trafficking, you have to start preparing for your jury trial. Do not make any
    statements to anyone except your lawyer.
  3. Start gathering important evidence
    1. Gather and preserve any physical evidence in
      your possession.
    1. Gather and preserve any documents that might
      relate to this accusation including emails, texts, social media, phone records,
      GPS records, computer records or any other document that might show where you
      were when this incident allegedly occurred.
    1. Witnesses – Immediately make a list of any
      person who you think might have information about this accusation. Do not
      discuss the case with this person but pass this list of potential witnesses to
      your attorney and let your attorney contact them.

Here is what you should never do if arrested for possession
with intent to distribute or trafficking in Georgia.

  1. Never talk to law enforcement or the prosecutor
    without an attorney.

If you are arrested for possession with intent to distribute
or trafficking in cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine or any other
illegal drug, please call our office 24/7 at 404-581-0999 or send us an email at
mike@peachstatelawyer.com. We will sit down with you and fully discuss your
case and what to expect in court. There is no charge for the initial
consultation. You will only retain us if you feel we are the best law firm to
represent you. It is your case and your life so you need to hire the lawyer
that you feel gives you the best chance to win.