Drug Charges

Drug Charges Carry Significant Penalties

A drug crime conviction can lead to a jail or prison sentence, plus the fallout that a felony conviction has on your family and your employment. This effect can last long after your release. At James R. Dutton, Attorney at Law, we provide experienced representation, fighting to exonerate your drug charges or prevent you from being severely punished.

Stopped With Drugs? Speak With Our Attorney First.

Drug charges are very serious, but the evidence is not always as strong as the prosecution believes. Contact our firm today if you or a family member is accused of a drug offense in Georgia. We understand your freedom and your future are at stake. We will not let you go down without a fight.

RICO Charges For Selling Meth Or Other Drugs?

In addition to facing charges for individual drugs, Georgia prosecutors are using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) as a way of increasing the number of charges against defendants. RICO is a powerful law that was designed to target organized crime, but because of how the statute is written, has been adapted by prosecutors to a wide range of offenses.

It has become popular to charge anyone accused of selling drugs like meth with RICO charges, as the Georgia statute is even broader and more encompassing than the federal RICO act. This allows a separate RICO charge to added to any other drug charges and multiple counts may lead to a significant increase in the potential sentence available.

Georgia also has a Communications Act violation that is triggered by the used of any phone during the alleged criminal actions. Prosecutors use these additional charges and enhance penalties to place more pressure on accused to plead to terms they offer.

Drug Charges Can Lead To Significant Jail Time

Are you are facing any of these charges?

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of cocaine, meth or other controlled substances
  • Unlawful possession of prescription medications
  • Distribution or intent to distribute
  • Transportation of drugs

You need to speak with an attorney before you speak with the police. The police are always alert to misstatements or words that can be taken out of context. Talking to the police before speaking to our attorney can compromise your defense and potentially lead to more jail time.

Our attorney is an experienced trial lawyer prepared to take your case to a jury, but our goal is to avoid a high-risk trial if at all possible by getting drug possession charges dismissed or reduced.

Drug cases are often won or lost on motions to suppress evidence. Our attorney has experience demonstrating illegal searches and seizures, where prosecutors lack probable cause for traffic stops, and other flaws in the investigation by the police.

Contact Our Attorney Today

At James R. Dutton, Attorney at Law, in Griffin, Georgia, we know how difficult it can be to defend yourself from criminal charges. Don't do it! Call our firm today at 678-229-0528 or contact us online and let us provide you with an aggressive defense.