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From Noise Call To Criminal Charges

How easy is it to get arrested for criminal charges in Georgia? It’s as simple as the title implies.  You can find yourself in attendance at an event or gathering and end up in handcuffs before the day is over.

In Recent News

You may have caught the local news reporting on a situation where a noise complaint led to the seizure of a slew of drugs and guns down in Savannah.  As it turns out, three individuals were arrested and taken into custody.

Now, there is no telling whether or not one or more of those individuals was just a visitor at the wrong place and at the wrong time.  When Law Enforcement gets involved in any kind of complaint, any observations they make following-up on a call or a complaint can lead them to take a further look. Whether that is initiated based upon something they see, or even something that they smell, they will call upon their right to investigate further. In the case of the Savannah arrests, officers noted what they observed to be narcotics, after an investigation, three individuals left that apartment in handcuffs.

Charges Based On Circumstances

While every situation is unique and every set of criminal charges is based upon the actual circumstances surrounding the arrest, in a situation like the above, you can very well find yourself facing conspiracy charges along with any number of drug charges and firearm charges.  It is advisable that you seek an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately as you will want to clear your name.  A criminal arrest permanently embued on your record will follow you for life and this is something you want to avoid and fight head-on. So what might these charges look like?

Drug Charges

In the state of Georgia, drug possession charges fall under felony charges.  Each type of possession based on quantity and drug (marijuana not included) is governed by a schedule.  Based on the schedule applied to the possession, you can face anywhere from two years to fifteen years in prison. Any additional charges are incremental and you can face sentences as long as 20 or 30 years.

Firearm Charges

Further compounding your drug charges, if you are found in possession of an illegal firearm, that is also considered a felony in the State of Georgia.  If you are convicted of possession of the firearm, you can face up to five years in addition to the earlier mentioned drug charges. Again, these charges can be incremental based on circumstance.

Conspiracy Charges

If you are convicted of Conspiracy to commit a crime in Georgia, in the case of the Felony mentioned above, you can face anywhere from 1-10 years. Sentencing, fines, and penalties are based on the circumstances surrounding the case and no two cases are alike. This blog does not constitute legal advice but provides a basic outline of information. For in-depth legal advice, it is best to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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By : Cobb Defense | December 14, 2020 | Criminal Defense

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Cobb County Drug Charges
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