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Marijuana Drug Trafficking in Cobb County, Georgia

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Drug trafficking charges are different from other kinds of drug offenses, like simple possession, possession with intent to distribute, and drug manufacturing. The main difference between drug trafficking and these offenses is the quantity of a substance found in a person’s possession. Because of the large amounts of drugs involved in these cases, the… Read More »

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What are the Penalties for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute in Cobb County, Georgia?

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

While all drug charges should be taken seriously, certain offenses, including possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, come with more significant penalties. Those accused of possessing a Schedule I or II controlled substance, for instance, could face up to 30 years imprisonment for a first time offense. Controlled Substance Classifications  In Cobb… Read More »

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The Difference Between Possession with Charges of Intent to Distribute and Drug Trafficking in Cobb County

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Drug crimes in Cobb County can be confusing, with some offenses, like Possession with Intent to Distribute being hard to differentiate from others, such as Drug Trafficking. While both of these drug offenses are serious felonies in Cobb County and carry enhanced and in some instances, mandatory minimum prison sentences, they are different charges… Read More »

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Drug Possession vs Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Under Georgia law, it is illegal to buy, possess, manufacture, or sell controlled substances. While violating these laws will often result in a felony drug charge, it is also true that some drug offenses are considered to be more serious than others. A drug possession charge, for instance, comes with less severe penalties than… Read More »

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Field Sobriety Tests in Georgia

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

In Georgia, when a law enforcement officer has reason to believe that a driver is under the influence he or she may conduct what is known as a field sobriety test (FST). The results of these tests could play a major role in whether a person is arrested for driving under the influence. This… Read More »

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Appealing the Suspension of Your Driver’s License in Georgia

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

A driver’s license suspension can have far-reaching consequences, significantly impacting a person’s day-to-day life by making it impossible to get to work, pick up children from school, or complete other important daily activities. Fortunately, Georgia drivers who find themselves in this position because of a DUI accusation are often able to appeal the suspension…. Read More »

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DUI Checkpoints On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Beneath the festive cheer that accompanies this time of year is the sobering reality that there is a significant spike in DUI cases during the holiday season. Read on to learn more about this trend and how to prepare yourself in the event of a DUI arrest over the holidays. What are DUI Checkpoints? … Read More »

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Avoid a DUI This Holiday Season

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Over the last few years, Georgia law enforcement officers have used the holiday season to reinforce the state’s zero-tolerance DUI policy. This usually results in an increase in the number of DUI arrests between the months of November and January, with patrol units specifically on the look-out for drivers who show signs of being… Read More »

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Georgia DUI Arrests Increase During The Holiday Season

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

DUI arrests can and do occur anywhere and at just about anytime. There are, however, certain times of the year when drivers should be extra wary of DUI checkpoints. During the holidays, for instance, Georgia State Troopers are typically out in full force, patrolling during the heaviest travel times. Fortunately, there are a number… Read More »

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DUIs and Driver’s License Suspensions

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

DUI charges should be taken seriously in Georgia, as conviction comes with severe penalties, including jail time, fines, and the creation of a criminal record. These are not, however, the only penalties that defendants face. For instance, even a first time DUI offender will likely have his or her driver’s license suspended for at… Read More »

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