Atlanta Drug Trafficking Lawyer
Defending Against Drug Trafficking Charges in Fulton County
Drug trafficking refers to the criminal act of transporting, selling, smuggling, or importing illegal drugs across state or international borders. In addition, drug trafficking includes growing and/or manufacturing drugs with the intent to sell and distribute. These substances can be brought into the country in automobiles, ships, and aircraft. Drug trafficking is a highly serious criminal offense that will result in extreme penalties if convicted. If you have been arrested and charged with drug trafficking, you absolutely must contact a drug defense lawyer with a vast amount of experience in this area of law. Having Matthew T. McNally, who is an experienced drug trafficking lawyer in Atlanta, working on your behalf is vital to protecting your rights and working toward a favorable outcome in your case.
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- Nearly 20 years of experience
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Drug Trafficking in Georgia
Drug trafficking is a serious drug crime that will be aggressively investigated and prosecuted by highly trained federal officials. Because drug trafficking is a federal violation, prosecutors and law enforcement officials working for the United States government (including the FBI and DEA) will be investigating your case. These people have the money, power, and resources to conduct full-scale investigations into any allegations that you are engaging in unlawful activity. Once they have obtained sufficient evidence to lawfully conduct an arrest, you will be arrested and brought into custody. Once in police custody, you will be subjected to vigorous questioning for days, maybe even weeks.
What are the Penalties for Drug Trafficking in Georgia?
If you are found guilty of drug trafficking, you will almost certainly be sentenced to harsh penalties. That being said, the extent of your penalties will depend largely on the quantity of drugs being trafficked, as well as the type of drugs being trafficked. There are circumstances that increase or enhance standard penalties as well. For example, if you sell drugs to a minor or you conduct drug sales or distribution on or near a school, prison time will be far longer. You can also expect harsher penalties if you have a prior criminal record.
Some of the possible penalties for drug trafficking in Atlanta include:
- Cocaine (28 to 200 grams): A minimum of 10 years in prison and a $200,000 fine
- Morphine, Opium, and Heroin (28+ grams): A minimum of 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine
- Marijuana (10 to 2,000 pounds): A minimum of 5 years in prison and a $100,000 fine
- Methamphetamine and Amphetamine (400+ grams): A minimum of 25 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine
Is Drug Trafficking a Felony?
Yes, drug trafficking is considered a felony offense in the state of Georgia. Although, as stated above, the exact penalties (including jail time and fines) will depend on the type and quantity of the drug that was involved. Those convicted of this crime can expect to face severe penalties, so working with an experienced drug trafficking attorney, such as Matthew T. McNally, should be your priority when facing charges of this nature.
Defenses Against Drug Trafficking Charges
A defense against drug trafficking charges will require a full investigation into the facts. Just because you have been accused of a crime does not mean you will be convicted. There is a risk in any criminal case, and there are innocent people serving time in prison right now. Being completely innocent is not sufficient to guarantee an acquittal. There have been cases where innocent people have unwittingly been found with drugs that belonged to someone else. In some cases, law enforcement officers violate an offender's civil rights and have engaged in illegal search & seizure, which must be exposed to the court.
Contact an Experienced Atlanta Drug Crime Attorney Today
If you have been arrested on drug trafficking charges, nothing is more important than contacting a well-trained and highly experienced defense attorney to represent you throughout the legal process. In cases of this magnitude, you do not want to head to court without protection. Too much is at stake! An Atlanta drug trafficking attorney like Matthew T. McNally can provide you with the unrelenting defense and guidance you need to overcome these types of charges. Matthew T. McNally can take the time to look into all of the accusations made against you, collect his own evidence, and prepare a compelling case to present to the judge.
In the courtroom, Matthew T. McNally is not afraid to contest arguments or evidence submitted by the prosecution and can aggressively negotiate to have your charges dropped or reduced to a lesser offense. With Mr. McNally on your side, you can rest assured knowing that an experienced, dependable, and trustworthy attorney with proven results is handling the most important matter of your life!
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