We are one of the top criminal defense law firms in Atlanta. Our firm defends individuals arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Atlanta Airport) charged with Trafficking Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute.
Who arrests me at the airport?
The majority of the time someone is arrested in Atlanta after landing the flights are from California to Atlanta, but we have seen flights into Atlanta from all fifty states and other countries. The law enforcement agencies involved include the Federal Bureau of investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and Atlanta Police Department. The cases usually do not get referred to Federal Court for prosecution but rather get sent to Clayton County Superior Court.
What will happen after my arrest?
Once arrested for Marijuana Trafficking in Atlanta’s airport the traveler gets taken to the Clayton County Jail located at 9157 Tara Blvd, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236. The person traveling with large amounts of marijuana through the airport will have bond initially denied. It takes our law firm approximately two weeks to get an individual on a calendar for bond. The bond amount depends on the criminal history and the amount of the marijuana. We have never had a client with just marijuana, no matter the amount of marijuana, denied bond. Recently we have been able to get clients’ bonds in the amounts ranging from $45,000 – $60,000 for marijuana trafficking through the airport.
What should I do if approached?
As a reminder, if you are approached by law enforcement in the Atlanta airport be prepared to follow some simple directions.
- Remain calm and always be polite. Assume you are being recorded. Start your own telephone’s audio recording function.
- Prepare to hand the officer your driver’s license and your luggage receipt.
- You are never required to answer questions. You should respectfully decline and ask for an attorney.
- You should decline a consensual search of your luggage. You never know what someone has put in your luggage.
- You are free to leave unless you have been detained or placed under arrest. You are allowed to politely ask the officer if you can leave the airport.
- Call us immediately upon being arrested, no matter the time, night or day. 404-581-0999