Facing Drug Charges In Georgia?
If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is critical that you contact a lawyer who will aggressively protect and defend your legal rights and freedom. Whether you have been arrested for possession, selling, manufacturing or trafficking, the penalties are serious.
As the founding attorney of Lisa Wells Law Firm, Ms. Wells will protect your legal rights and fight to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced. As a former felony prosecutor, Ms. Wells understands the seriousness and the penalties that may be enforced. She understands the prosecutor’s approach, and zealously works to protect your record and freedom.
Avoid Pleading Guilty, Avoid A Criminal Record
Guilty pleas come with serious consequences. Never plead guilty without consulting an attorney. Even a plea to a simple misdemeanor marijuana plea (less than 1 ounce) can result in the loss of your license, a year of probation and a permanent legal record. Take this charge seriously. Paying a fine means you are admitting guilt.
A guilty plea can cost you job opportunities, driving privileges, fines, court costs, community service and probation. You may have to submit to random drug and alcohol screens, report monthly to probation, and pay probation fees. Worse, you will have a record for the rest of your life. If you plan on a promising future, the price you will pay by pleading guilty to even a first offense is typically far greater than the cost of an attorney.
Many marijuana and drug charges can be reduced or negotiated. Ms. Wells is an experienced criminal defense attorney, and she may be able to get the evidence suppressed and ultimately dismissed if the search and seizure was unlawfully obtained. If your case does not present an opportunity to get the evidence suppressed, Ms. Wells will explore other options for you that will avoid a permanent criminal record that can be restricted (formally called expunged).
Discuss Your Case With A Lawyer Today
There are options to prevent you from having a criminal record, and Lisa Wells will explain programs to you such as pretrial diversions, conditional discharges or first offenders programs to preserve your record and protect your future.