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Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Georgia man

Much like public drunkenness or underage possession of alcohol, drug charges largely come from someone being caught doing something. Many of the legal details when a prosecutor has the evidence to file charges come from how a person was caught while committing a suspected crime.

Musician charged with drug possession after Georgia traffic stop

Drug charges are no laughing matter in Georgia. Possession of illegal or controlled substances may result in prison time or heavy fines after prosecution or a plea deal. In many cases, drug possession may be one of several charges connected to a single arrest. Those facing charges may be able to get some or all charges dropped or reduced with legal representation.

Drugs discovered in private Macon home after search

There are changes coming in the way many U.S. law enforcement agencies approach drugs. This has come on the heels of many states and cities reducing penalties for minor drug offenses. Another connection that occurs in Georgia and elsewhere is drug charges can aggravate other cases against people.

Proposed Georgia law would let some felons keep voting rights

There are many ways in which a conviction for drug possession can turn a person's life upside down. Fighting criminal charges takes an emotional and financial toll, and many accused persons may find their friends and co-workers keeping them at a distance. In Georgia, as in 21 other states, the right to vote is restricted by a drug conviction.

What is a grand jury and what does it rule on?

Most people think of juries, if they think of them at all, as the last essential part of the promise of justice in America. A person's right to let fellow citizens rule on a legal dispute is a cornerstone of trust in the courts. But a certain type of jury is important in deciding whether charges may be filed in the first place.

Drug charges in Georgia vary by type and amount of drug

Drugs are known to knock people off track and ruin lives, often through the stigma of a criminal conviction for possession or use of a controlled substance. But what if you were in trouble for someone else's crime? What if you didn't know a drug was illegal? It is important to fight for your rights.

What if I'm arrested for drug possession but it wasn't drugs?

Imagine you're driving home from a late-night shift at work on a Saturday evening, and for some reason, the police have decided to pull you over and perform a traffic stop. You find out that the officer suspects you of being intoxicated by illegal substances, and you're asked to get out of the car so the police can search your vehicle. The next thing you know, you're being arrested on charges of cocaine possession. What the officer doesn't realize is that your alleged "cocaine" is a baggy of confectionary sugar from your cake decorating shop.

What should I expect during my criminal booking procedure?

Being arrested and booked for an alleged drug crime can be a terrifying experience if you've never experienced anything like it before. Knowledge and experience are definitely power when it comes to avoiding the feeling of pit-in-the-stomach terror during a criminal booking. This is why we've created a brief guide to help you have a rough picture of what to expect:

Is the possession of marijuana products from California illegal?

One might say that, as a democratic nation, the United States is currently in a state of confusion with regard to whether the recreational and medical usage of the drug marijuana should be illegal. In California and Colorado, for example, recreational and medical marijuana are legal and individuals can buy a wide array of marijuana products from authorized dealers. However, in Georgia, the possession of marijuana is still unlawful -- and this includes the possession of products that might be legal in California and Colorado.

Police arrest 4 alleged drug cartel members in Gwinnett County

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) worked in conjunction with the Lawrenceville Police Department, the East Point Police and the Georgia State Patrol to arrest four individuals who are suspected to be involved in a drug cartel. The Gwinnett County arrests happened on a recent Friday.

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