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Marietta Criminal Lawyer Defense Attorney

Student Drug Crimes

Student Drug Crime Defense in Marietta

The Potential Consequences for a Drug Crimes Conviction are Severe

Stereotypes abound when it comes to students and drug crimes. While stereotypes are not always – or even often – accurate, knowing how to craft an effective defense that relies on the actual facts of an individual’s case is important. Our firm has years of experience working with students and we have handled thousands of drug cases during that time.

Drugs are sometimes glamorized in television and movies, and for that reason it is easy to assume that a drug crimes charge is “no big deal.” However, the potential consequences for a drug crimes conviction are severe. Our firm has helped countless individuals obtain the best possible outcome and avoid maximum penalties. We have defended people facing many types of drug charges, including:

  • Misdemeanor possession of marijuana
  • Felony possession of marijuana
  • Cocaine possession laws
  • Methamphetamine laws
  • Ecstasy laws
  • Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act

Regardless of your specific charge, we will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the particulars of your case in order to provide you with a personalized defense.

Most College Students are First-Time Offenders

Even at the misdemeanor level, the consequences for drug crimes can include jail time, expensive fines, mandatory drug rehabilitation and even a suspended license. The potential penalties for a felony level drug crime can be even more severe. On the one hand, punishments vary depending on the drug, the amount of the drug, and any prior criminal convictions. Felony charges may also stay on your criminal record for the rest of your life. This means that your record may impact your ability to:

  • Get a job
  • Acquire certain professional licenses
  • Lease a house or apartment
  • Obtain federal student loans

On the other hand, most college students are first-time offenders with their future ahead of them. This is something the courts sometimes take into account. We will represent you aggressively on your drug crimes charge and will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome.

Your Future is Too Important

In a way, criminal charges are like final exams. They don’t go away just because you’d rather not deal with them, and failure to prepare can lead to negative consequences that can impact you for semesters and even years to come. The sooner you start to prepare, the better off you will be. Your future is too important. Don’t procrastinate. If you have been charged with a drug crime in Marietta or anywhere in Cobb County, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.