If you have been charged with a drug offense, no matter how significant you think the charges are, it is critical that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you are protected from the full brunt of prosecution. Mr. Forsyth is skilled in handling drug offenses, working with prosecutors and the court to minimize the charges against you and achieve the best possible outcome.
Our firm handles all forms of drug charges, both misdemeanor and felony, including possession, distribution, manufacturing, possession with intent to sell, trafficking and other related offenses.
Marijuana charges — Marijuana charges can range widely in severity from a misdemeanor for minor marijuana possession or drug paraphernalia to felony charges for possessing more than an ounce or distribution of marijuana. Mr. Forsyth will carefully evaluate the situation under which you were charged to best advise you of your legal rights and possible courses of action.
Prescription drug charges — In Georgia, it is a crime to have a prescription drug within your possession without a proper prescription. Prosecutors are aggressive, seeking felony charges in a broad range of situations, including passing through the state with such drugs in your possession. Mr. Forsyth has the knowledge and experience necessary to offer sound legal advice which will depend on the unique circumstances of your charges.
Felony charges related to any drug — including marijuana, prescription drugs, Ecstasy, meth, cocaine, crack and heroin — could result in significant jail time, the seizure of your vehicle and a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. It is critical that you have aggressive representation on your side fighting these charges.
Mr. Forsyth will investigate the reason law enforcement stopped you in the first place and the circumstances that were used to arrest and charge you. We will ensure that your constitutional rights are upheld and advise you on the best course of action in your particular case.
Georgia offers several programs to first-time offenders, providing them an opportunity to amend their ways. By pleading guilty and submitting to these programs, the person can plead down the charges and go to counseling and court-ordered therapy. In the end, the individual could have the offense taken from his or her record.
Mr. Forsyth has worked with many individuals seeking such programs and has arranged deals with the prosecution to obtain a second chance and avoid the full brunt of sentencing on a first offense.
To schedule an initial consultation to discuss the charges against you and how we can create strategic defenses on your behalf, please contact our McIntosh County law offices today at 912-437-4544.