Georgia is tough on people charged with drug possession. If you are facing drug possession charges, not only do you risk fines and jail time, but also your career, and your reputation for the rest of your life.
Atlanta criminal defense attorney Jeff Manciagli explains what you need to know to fight an accusation of criminal drug possession.
The Prosecutor Must Prove the Drugs Discovered Are Yours
There could be any number of reasons that you ended up in the same place where police found a controlled substance. The prosecuting team must prove beyond doubt that the drugs are indeed yours, and you may have a strong argument proving that the substance was not actually in your possession.
For example, you might have borrowed a vehicle from a friend who’d left a bag of marijuana in the glove compartment that you weren’t aware of. If a police officer discovered the drug while pulling you over for speeding, that could implicate you, but it wouldn’t definitively incriminate you.
Prove Unlawful Search and Seizure
To charge you with drug possession, the prosecuting team must prove that the drugs were discovered on your person in a fair and legal search. You can have the charges dropped entirely if you can prove that the police violated your rights while searching for or discovering drugs in your possession.
The Best Defense Against Drug Possession Charges
You need expert legal help in defending yourself against a charge as serious as drug possession.
There’s no other criminal defense lawyer in Atlanta who knows how to fight drug charges like Jeff Manciagli. Call him before you do anything else if you find yourself facing potential drug charges.
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