Drug Distribution Lawyers in Savannah
What Should I Do if I Am Charged With Drug Distribution?
Law enforcement is under great pressure from state leaders to stem the tide of drugs into the state, and a great deal of focus is put upon identifying, arresting, charging and convicting those who are involved in the illegal drug trade. If you have been caught in the net in a drug bust and are now facing charges for drug distribution, you need to know how to protect yourself. As the penalties imposed are extensive the choice of your defense counsel could not be more important. There is no perfect case, and whether you were in the wrong place at the wrong time, were involved to some degree or you were caught up in a drug distribution scheme, as a defendant you have many rights, including the right to due process.
The police make errors every day, and if your case includes serious rights violations it may be possible to get the charges against you dismissed. Your first order of business must be to get in touch with a well-known and respected Savannah criminal attorney who has an extensive record of success in drug crime cases. At Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC, we have the advantage of a lead attorney who is a former prosecutor and who has a deep understanding of the criminal justice process. If you are worried about what will happen to you, you have real reason for concern. Get our legal team in your corner immediately. All of the facts in your case must be carefully analyzed to determine the most effective strategy for your defense. With the right set of circumstances it may be possible to get your charges dismissed or reduced, but our early involvement in your defense is critical.
Marijuana Distribution: What to Expect if You Are Convicted
If you are being accused of drug distribution in a marijuana case, you can expect to have heavy penalties imposed if you are convicted. The state's sentencing guidelines allow for the following:
- 10 pounds or less:
Up to 10 years in state prison.
- 10 – 2000 pounds:
Up to 30 years in prison
$100,000 in fines
- 2000 – 10,000 pounds
Up to 30 years in prison
$250,000 in fines
- Marijuana distribution (any quantity) within 1,000 feet of school or park or in a state drug free zone:
Up to 40 years in prison
$40,000 in fines
Penalties for Drug Distribution in Savannah, Georgia
The state has specific sentencing guidelines that judges must follow when imposing a sentence for drug distribution. There are mandatory minimum sentences that are not possible to be avoided in a conviction, although the judge has discretion in some cases. The penalties imposed can be from 1 – 30 years in state prison. There are certain legal strategies that could be effective in defending your case, and we urge you to meet with us immediately if you have been arrested for drug distribution.
Your case may appear hopeless, but we are very familiar with the effective defense strategies that could allow you to walk away with no further consequences. You may be a victim of a rights violation in search and seizure, which could allow us to file a motion to suppress evidence. Let us look over the facts in your case before you make any decision. Exercise your right to remain silent and call us. We are ready to get your defense case into motion immediately, and to work with you on all of the crucial early matters including your bail hearing, so you can be released to your home and family while your case is pending.
At Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC, you have an entire legal team on your side when dealing with serious criminal matters. We are ready to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.