Defense Against Drug Crime Charges
At Hirsch Criminal Defense, people facing misdemeanor and felony criminal charges related to drugs can get experienced legal counsel. Clients of the firm are people throughout the Atlanta area and DeKalb County who have been accused of involvement with marijuana, cocaine, crack, meth, prescription drugs, or other controlled substances.
The consequences of a conviction increase with the type and amount of drugs involved, as well as with the type of charges. While the law is the same, the way the law applies to the facts is different in each case. The facts of your case are unique, and attorney Matt Hirsch takes a unique approach to your defense.
Serious Help For Clients Facing Drug Crime Charges
Attorney Hirsch tailors his legal strategy to meet your needs and goals, taking the time to work with you directly throughout your case. From the moment he begins representing you until matters are resolved, he has one goal in mind: mitigating or eliminating the consequences. Throughout DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb or Gwinnett counties, he helps those facing these charges.
Attorney Hirsch can handle several different types of drug charges:
- Drug possession: There are two types of possession: actual and constructive. Actual possession occurs when the drugs allegedly involved were found on your person. Constructive possession isn’t as clear. In a constructive possession situation, the drugs may have been found in a car. Because nobody claimed them, each person in the car is said to “constructively” possess the drugs.
- Possession with intent to distribute: This crime is charged when the drugs allegedly involved were in sufficient enough volume to make sale likely. When the police find one ounce of marijuana or more, they usually charge people with possession with intent to distribute. The same is true when the drugs are discovered in many separate baggies, or with a scale and sandwich baggies.
- Drug trafficking: Trafficking is a serious offense. It is determined entirely by weight. If the quantity of drugs found was significant enough, the police will charge a person with trafficking. If convicted, a defendant will face mandatory minimum jail time and fines, so it is critical to take trafficking charges seriously.
- Civil forfeiture: During your drug arrest, you may have been stripped of cash and other property. Georgia has some of the worst civil forfeiture laws in the nation. You must act fast to get your property and money back, throughout Dekalb, Cobb, Fulton, or Gwinnett counties.
Attorney Hirsch has successfully represented clients who have been charged with marijuana-related crimes, including:
- Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana
- Marijuana trafficking and distribution
- Marijuana cultivation or growing
Wondering when drug crimes are charged as a felony? Read our blog post on When is a drug crime a felony in Georgia? to learn more.
Protect Your Rights — Contact The Firm Today
If you have been accused of a crime throughout Georgia, the lawyer at Hirsch Criminal Defense can help. He is an aggressive attorney who can protect your rights. To schedule a consultation with an Atlanta drug crimes attorney at Hirsch Criminal Defense, reach out online or contact him at 404-919-7096.