Our firm specializes in vigorous defense of drug offenses. A good attorney is often able to get your charges reduced or dismissed, or resolve a case with probation by exposing holes in the prosecution's case. We handle all types of drug offenses such as: Simple possesion, possesion with intent, obtaining drugs by fraud, and drug trafficking. If you have been charged with a drug offense, call us for a consultation at (404) 343-2441. Below are some of the more common drug offenses that are charged by prosecutors:
Simple possesion means that the defendant was found with an amount of drugs that is considered for personal use, and not an amount considered to be for drug dealing. Simple Possesion of Controlled substance is the lowest level controlled substance charge, but it is still a felony and you can be facing jail time. Often there are problems with the way police searched your home or vehicle, and these charges can be resolved without jail time.
Possesion with Intent to Distribute
A charge for Possesion with Intent to Distrubute means that the defendant was found with an amount of drugs that is considered too large to be for their own personal use. Prosecutors usually file this charge when the defendnat was not actually caught in the act of selling drugs, but the quantity of drugs is so large that they do not belive it is for personal use. This charge is substantially more serious than an ordinary Possesion of Controlled Substance charge.
Manufacturing Controlled Substance
A Manufacturing Controlled Substance charge means you are accused of creating the drugs, or working with others in a conspiracy to create the drugs. Often those who manufacture drugs are not major drug dealers, but rather serious drug addicts who need help. Mr. Thomas has had success with demonstrating to courts the need for drug treatment rather than incarceration for those accusing of manufacturing controlled substances such as methamphetamine, marijuana, and cocaine.
Distribution of Controlled Substance
A Distribution of Controlled Substance charge means you are accused of being a drug dealer. Most commonly, the police claim to have bought drugs from you while undercover, or claim they have information from one of your associates that you are a dealer. These are very serious charges and you need an effective attorney to defend you from distribution charges.
A trafficking charge means you are accused of being a major drug dealer, or playing a substantial role in a drug dealing operation. This charge usually involves police finding you with:
a. 28 grams or more of cocaine
b. 4 grams or more of morphine or opium
c. 10 pounds or more of marijuana
d. 28 grams or more of methamphetamine
Trafficking is more serious than an ordinary Distribution of Controlled Substance charge. It is essential that you have effective counsel represent you as early as possible in these charges.
Some other common drug offenses include:
Possesion of Drug Related Object (i.e. crack pipe)
Possesion of a Counterfeit Substance (i.e. spice)
Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud
If you have been charged with a drug offense, call us for a consultation at (404) 343-2441.