Drug Crime Charges

Drug Crime Charges 2017-08-09T16:00:07+00:00

Brunswick Drug Crimes Defense Attorney

Drug crime charges can turn your life upside down. In fact, even if the charges filed are only misdemeanors, allegations of drug crimes can be enough to damage people’s families, careers and reputations even before the case is resolved in court.

At Jason Clark, P.C., our Brunswick defense lawyer, Jason Clark, is skilled at mitigating the potential impacts of drug crime charges while providing the accused with vigorous legal advocacy in any setting. Dedicated to providing his clients with the strongest possible defense, Attorney Jason Clark will work diligently and relentlessly to craft you an effective defense so you can favorably resolve your case and move on with your life.

The Drug Crimes Practice at Jason Clark, P.C.

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  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Intent to distribute
  • Drug distribution

The severity of these charges, as well as the potential penalties that can be imposed upon conviction, will typically vary according to:

The Type or Schedule of the Drug
Drugs are classified according to different “schedules,” based on how dangerous and/or addictive they are. Schedule I drugs, such as heroin and ecstasy, are considered to be the most dangerous drugs and, therefore, are typically associated with some of the harshest charges and penalties. In contrast, schedule IV drugs, such as valium, are generally associated with lesser charges and penalties.

The Amount of the Drug
Failing to abide by the terms of protective orders can result in new criminal charges, which are usually misdemeanors (unless the violation itself also involved another offense like, for instance stalking, or unless the individual has a history of violating these types of orders).

The Criminal History of the Accused
The criminal justice system generally goes easier on first-time offenders (as long as there were no aggravating circumstances, like a death, involved). If, however, the accused person has a history of drug convictions or other offenses, the charges in a subsequent case can be more serious as a result of this record/history.

Drug Crime Charges in Georgia: More Important Information

Deferred or Suspended Sentences
In some cases, especially first-time drug cases, those convicted of drug crimes may be able to get a deferred or suspended jail sentence in exchange for completing a drug treatment program (and possibly other requirements, such as probation).

Drug Crime Defense Options
There can be various defense options in drug crime cases, depending on the details of the case. While an experienced attorney like Jason Clark can inform you of your best defense options, in general, some possibilities include that:

  • The drugs were found during an illegal search, violating the accused person’s Fourth Amendment rights.
  • The drugs did not belong to the accused person, and (s)he did not know about them.

Contact Brunswick Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Clark

If you have been charged with a drug crime in Georgia, contact Brunswick Criminal Defense Lawyer Jason Clark for effective help protecting your freedom, reputation and future. With more than a decade of experience litigating criminal cases, including death penalty cases, Jason Clark has the knowledge, insight and skills you can rely on to position your case for the best possible resolution.

To get in touch Attorney Jason Clark, call 912.264.1999 or by using the request form.

From offices based in Brunswick, Attorney Jason Clark provides superior defense representation to clients throughout Brunswick, Darien, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Woodbine, Kingsland, St. Mary’s, Glynn County, McIntosh County, Camden County, the state of Georgia, and the U.S.

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