Cherokee County Drug Defense Attorney
Are you in need of a Cherokee County Drug Defense Attorney? Kilgore & Rodriguez are a pair of Marietta attorneys with years of combined legal experience. If you've been arrested on drug charges in Cherokee County, you need the skilled and experienced team of Kilgore & Rodriguez in your corner.
WHO ARE KILGORE & RODRIGUEZ?
Cherokee County drug defense attorneys Maddox Kilgore and Carlos Rodriguez grew up in Cobb County and are proud to base their practice there. They have tried a wide variety of criminal cases including drug trafficking, murder, child molestation, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, vehicular homicide, hijacking, kidnapping, armed robbery, RICO (racketeering), fraud, forgery, domestic violence, burglary, and theft.
PENALTIES FOR DRUG CONVICTIONS IN GEORGIA
The penalties for drug convictions in Georgia can be severe:
- Possession of one ounce or less of marijuana: misdemeanor (up to 12 months in jail)
- Possession of greater than one ounce of marijuana: felony (up to 10 years in state prison)
- Sale or possession of marijuana with intent to distribute: felony (up to 10 years in prison)
- Trafficking (possession of 10 pounds or more of marijuana): felony (5 to 30 years in prison)
- Possession of cocaine, methamphetamine, hydrocodone, oxycodone: felony (1 to 30 years in prison)
- Sale or intent to distribute any amount of cocaine, methamphetamine, hydrocodone, oxycodone: felony (5 years to life in prison)
- Trafficking (28 grams or more of cocaine or methamphetamine): felony (minimum of 10 to 25 years in prison)
- Your property (money, vehicles) can be seized by the government if connected to the unlawful possession or sale of drugs.
OUR APPROACH TO DRUG DEFENSE CASES
The Cherokee County drug defense attorneys at Kilgore & Rodriguez take a simple approach to drug cases. We seek to have the evidence suppressed or excluded by finding where police may have violated the defendant's constitutional rights in the way his person or property was searched, or in how the contraband was seized. Evidence of marijuana or other drugs can be thrown out if it was discovered or seized from a person, vehicle, home, hotel room, purse, or cell phone in a way that violated the defendant's Fourth Amendment right to be free from unlawful search and seizure. No evidence equals not guilty.
When there is no basis for requiring that evidence be suppressed, the Marietta drug attorneys at Kilgore & Rodriguez look for any possible factual or legal defenses to challenge the criminal charges.
- Did others have equal access to drugs found in the car or residence?
- Is the evidence of possession mere spatial proximity?
- Is there a legal presumption that the contraband belonged to someone else?
- Were the drugs found in someone else's clothing, car, or apartment?
- Was the defendant merely present in the vehicle or room when the drugs were found?
- Can the State prove that seized material is actually contraband?
- Can the State prove you were the person in video?
- Can the State prove you had knowledge that drugs were present, or that you had intent to possess or distribute them?
- Does the defendant have a lawful prescription?
- Are drug treatment options a viable alternative?
At Kilgore & Rodriguez, our priority in drug cases is always the same: get the evidence excluded, get the case dismissed, and keep our clients out of jail. If you've been arrested on drug charges, call the experienced Cherokee County drug defense attorneys at Kilgore & Rodriguez today.