Atlanta Federal Drug Trafficking Attorney

Atlanta Federal Drug Trafficking Attorney

Atlanta Federal Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyer

Drug laws in the United States are changing rapidly, and it is important to remain informed. Although recreational cannabis is legal in some states, many drug-related activities are still illegal according to state and federal laws. As such, hundreds of people are still being charged with drug-related crimes, including drug trafficking.

If you are one such individual, it is important to understand the fight ahead of you as well as your options. Understanding drug laws can help you fight your drug trafficking case. It can also give you an opportunity to minimize or eliminate the charges against you. If you wish to do so, an Atlanta drug crime lawyer is essential.

The federal drug trafficking defense team at The Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman is here to help.

The Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman: Your Criminal Lawyer for Federal Drug Crimes

For more than two decades, The Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman has been representing individuals accused of committing crimes. We know that accusations and arrests are often based on false or skewed information. Our firm believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to defend their innocence and fight for their freedom. We are committed to providing top-notch legal services to those facing felony or misdemeanor drug charges in Georgia.

During our time in business, we have seen drug cases of all types. Whether you are facing possession charges, trafficking charges, or something entirely different, we have seen cases like yours and know how to help. All our clients get defense arguments that are tailored to their unique situation and circumstances.

When you are looking for criminal defense representation in the Atlanta area, look no further than The Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman.

What Is a Federal Drug Trafficking Case?

Drug trafficking is the illegal manufacture, delivery, distribution, or possession of a drug with the intent to distribute that drug to others. The drug can be illegal, such as cocaine or heroin. However, it can also be a legal drug that has been illegally obtained, such as opioids and other pills. Drug trafficking charges depend on the type and amount of the drug involved.

You do not need to have the drugs on your person to be charged with drug trafficking. “Actual possession” charges do mean that the individual had them on their person or in direct proximity. However, “constructive possession” occurs when an individual has the drugs in an area that they control, such as a bedroom, garage, storage unit, etc.

The law is strict about this category of offenses, as they facilitate other drug crimes. If you are trafficking drugs, you are providing products for other dealers and suppliers to sell. Because of this, the law will likely not look kindly on your situation, and punishments may be severe.

Why Do I Need a Federal Drug Crimes Attorney?

If you want any hope of clearing your name of the charges against you, you need the aid of a qualified attorney. The state puts a lot of time and effort into prosecuting drug cases, as they have the capacity to affect hundreds of other people. If you attempt to represent yourself in these matters, you will likely fall into one of the legal traps that the prosecution sets for you.

Having an attorney on your side ensures that the court hears your perspective. Although they may be eager to convict, they need to do so correctly and legally. Having an attorney represent you protects your rights and interests. It can alsofacilitate a more favorable outcome.

Many trained attorneys lack the experience and training necessary to represent clients in drug cases. Because of this, it is nearly impossible for an untrained individual to fight their own case without help from a professional. Protect yourself and your family by hiring a qualified drug crimes attorney from The Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman.

Punishment if Found Guilty of Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

The sentence for a drug trafficking crime in Georgia depends on the schedule and the amount of the drug in your possession. Trafficking is a more serious offense than simple possession for personal use. Therefore, you can expect between five and 30 years in prison for trafficking drugs of any kind.

Unfortunately, Georgia law may implement its mandatory minimum sentence for a drug trafficking charge. This mandates a minimum of 25 years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000. In some circumstances, such as when someone is hurt or killed because of trafficking, a judge cannot avoid the minimum sentence. However, if there was no dangerous weapon involved, and no one got hurt, the judge may be able to deviate from the minimum sentence.

Although this ambiguity can be difficult, it does offer insight into what can be achieved if you use the resources at your disposal. With the help of a qualified attorney, you may be able to significantly reduce your sentence if you cannot avoid the charges altogether. Legal counsel has the power to drastically change the outcome of your case. It is important to use all possible options to minimize your punishment. At The Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman, a guilty plea is the option of last resort.  We will fight to get your case dismissed by challenging the government’s case via legal motions. We are not plea lawyers. We approach every case like it is going to trial.

Contact The Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman

For over 25 years, our team at The Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman has been helping individuals facing difficult situations. We have seen hundreds of people who have been negatively affected by their circumstances, who had no good options, or who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Although it may feel like there is no way out of your situation, there are resources available to help you protect yourself. Our firm is one such resource. We are here to provide you with the help you need to turn the situation around.

Although all criminal law cases are serious, drug crimes are especially detrimental to your future. If you are being charged with a drug-related crime, especially drug trafficking, do not wait to get legal help. Contact our firm as soon as you believe you may be facing legal consequences.

Our team is ready to represent you. To learn more, contact The Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman today.

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