Smyrna Drug Lawyers
Are you searching for Smyrna drug lawyers? If you've been arrested on a drug possession charge or some other drug charge in Smyrna, you need to call the law firm of Kilgore & Rodriguez immediately.
WHO WE ARE
Maddox Kilgore and Carlos Rodriguez are a pair of attorneys with 25 years' combined legal experience. We grew up in the Marietta/Smyrna community and are proud to base our practice in Cobb County. We are experienced and skilled Smyrna drug lawyers who specialize in treating each case with personal attention and providing creative, outside-the-box solutions. We've tried a wide variety of criminal cases, including drug trafficking, murder, child molestation, armed robbery, RICO (racketeering), kidnapping, and more. And we get results.
HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED ON A DRUG CHARGE?
If you've been arrested on drug charges in Smyrna, you should know that a drug conviction in Georgia can have serious long-term consequences. The government can seize your property, money, and vehicles if they believe that they are connected to your case. And you can go to state prison for anywhere from 12 months to life. Here are some of the drug conviction penalties in Georgia:
- Possession of one ounce or less of marijuana: misdemeanor. Up to 12 months in jail.
- Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana: felony. Up to 10 years in state prison.
- Sale or possession of marijuana with intent to distribute: felony. Up to 10 years in prison.
- Trafficking (possession of 10 pounds or more of marijuana): felony. 5 to 30 years in prison.
- Possession of cocaine, methamphetamine, hydrocodone, oxycodone: felony. 1 to 30 years in prison.
- Sale or intent to distribute any amount of cocaine, methamphetamine, hydrocodone, oxycodone: felony. 5 years to life in prison.
- Trafficking (28 grams or more of cocaine or methamphetamine): felony. minimum of 10 to 25 years in prison.
WHAT WE DO
In drug cases, the Smyrna drug lawyers at Kilgore & Rodriguez first seek to have the evidence suppressed or excluded by finding where police may have violated your constitutional rights.
Evidence of marijuana or other drugs can be thrown out if it was discovered or seized from a person, vehicle, home, hotel room, purse, or cell phone in a way that violated your Fourth Amendment right to be free from unlawful search and seizure.
When there is no basis for requiring that evidence be suppressed, we look for any possible factual or legal defenses to challenge the criminal charges. For instance:
- Did others have equal access to drugs found in the car or residence?
- Were the drugs found in someone else's clothing, car, or apartment?
- Were you merely present when the drugs were found?
- Can the State prove you were the person in the video?
- Can the State prove you had knowledge that drugs were present, or that you had intent to possess or distribute them?
THE BOTTOM LINE
Being convicted on drug charges is a serious matter and can forever change your life. We will do whatever is necessary to get the evidence against you excluded, get your case dismissed, and keep you out of jail. If you've been arrested on drug charges, call the Smyrna drug lawyers at Kilgore & Rodriguez today.