Cobb County Drug Crime Lawyer
Drug arrests can make big headlines and make careers for Georgia prosecutors and police departments. Drug laws are vigorously enforced in Cobb County, and the result for the person arrested is that they are charged with the severest crimes and punished severely if convicted. Andrew L. Schwartz is a criminal defense attorney who works just as vigorously in defending his clients as the government does in prosecuting them. Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. will zealously guard your rights and work to obtain the best result available when you have been charged with a controlled substance offense in Marietta or surrounding areas. Contact our experienced Cobb County drug crime lawyer today.
Comprehensive Cobb County Drug Crime Defense
Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C., defends people charged with a wide variety of drug offenses in Cobb County, including:
- Drug Distribution
- Drug Manufacturing
- Drug Paraphernalia
- Drug Possession
- Drug Trafficking
- DUI Drugs Defense
- Marijuana Defense
- Possession With Intent to Distribute
If you’ve been arrested and charged with any of the above offenses or other drug crimes, call our office for immediate assistance. To put yourself in the best position for a positive outcome, make sure your first call is to our law firm before you call anybody else or give any statements to the police. We handle all types of drug cases regardless of the alleged substance, including:
Defending You Against Drug Charges in Cobb County
A drug crime conviction can result in the imposition of harsh penalties, including the most expensive fines, years or decades in prison, and seizure of your property by the government. Before that happens, get help from a zealous criminal defense attorney who will intercede on your behalf with the police and prosecutors and vigorously defend you from the charges laid against you.
Many drug crimes can be classified as misdemeanors or felonies of varying degrees depending on the type of drug and the quantity of the substance involved. To obtain a conviction, the prosecutor must prove every element of the charged offense. Often one or more elements are missing or can’t be sufficiently proven, but only if you have an experienced drug crime defense lawyer challenging the prosecutor’s case and pointing out to the judge and jury every instance where the prosecutor’s case falls short. Some of the defenses most commonly available in a drug case include the following:
Constitutional search and seizure issues
Did the police have probable cause to pull you over, enter your apartment, or search you on the street? Did the scope of their search exceed the bounds of the initial stop and violate your rights?
Chain of custody issues
Can the prosecutor produce the alleged illegal substance in court? Can they prove they conducted appropriate testing to establish what the substance is? Can they prove the substance they produce in court is the same substance they arrested you with?
Did undercover agents push you to buy, sell, or engage in other drug-related activity you wouldn’t otherwise have done?
Knowledge and intent
Did you know the alleged substance or transaction was illegal? Did you intend to commit the charged offense?
Were the alleged drugs actually yours or in your possession, or did you just happen to be in a place where the substance was theoretically under your control, such as in an apartment or vehicle? Did you even know the drugs were there?
If the government can’t prove every element of the alleged offense, you cannot be convicted of the crime charged. Your attorney is looking out for your rights to make sure you are treated fairly and that you don’t wind up convicted of a charge that can’t be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Help for People With Drug Problems in Cobb County
Cobb County Drug Treatment Court offers an alternative to incarceration or lessened jail time for nonviolent offenders with substance abuse issues. Drug court diverts the individual to treatment, not punishment, with a focus on improving health with the help of a variety of social services. Treatment programs can last from 18 to 24 months and are available to high-risk, high-need participants facing felony charges who meet the many criteria for eligibility in this voluntary program. When drug court diversion is an appropriate solution and the best result for you, attorney Andrew L. Schwartz works to ensure your eligibility and success through the Cobb County Drug Treatment Court.
Contact Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C., Today
When you’ve been arrested on drug charges, Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C., will work to obtain the best outcome for you in your case that best meets your needs, from getting charges dismissed or reduced, to defending you in court, to negotiating a fair outcome such as drug court or probation. Call our experienced Cobb County drug crime attorney today.