Marietta Drug Possession Defense for First Time Offenders
Cobb County Controlled Substance Possession Lawyer
When a minor or young adult is arrested for possession of a controlled substance, they are often at a crossroads in their life. Working with the right defense lawyer can help a young person get the second chance they need. Phyllis works with first-time drug offenders to get them enrolled in treatment programs and pursue alternative sentencing. She has extensive experience helping people who have been charged with drug charges work towards the best possible outcome.
Marijuana and THC Products
While attitudes and laws around marijuana have relaxed in several states throughout the US, Marijuana is still very much illegal in Georgia. There is a misdemeanor class charge for marijuana for less than one ounce. However, this only applies to the leafy dried flowers. States that have legalized marijuana have popularized a wide variety of THC & marijuana products like edibles, vape cartridges, oils and wax. It’s important to understand that these products can all lead to felony charges.
Vape Cartridges in Schools
We have already worked with several students facing both criminal charges and expulsion from school as a result of being in possession of a vape cartridge containing THC. The vape cartridges can be very confusing because while nicotine and CBD cartridges ARE legal, vape cartridges containing THC (or more than 0.3% THC in the case of a CBD cartridge) are illegal and possession is a felony. If you or your child has been charged with possession of an illegal vape cartridge, contact my office immediately.
Alternative Sentencing & Drug Treatment Programs
When you hire an effective and experienced first-time drug possession defense lawyer like Phyllis you can work towards the best possible outcome for your drug purchase or possession charge. We will work with the prosecutor to ensure that they see you as a person who made a mistake and deserves another chance. Typically there is an opportunity to enter a rehab program BEFORE your court date which shows the court, judge and prosecutor that you are already taking steps to avoid future trouble.
Free Consultation for First Time Drug Offenses
The first step is taking advantage of a free initial consultation. We will answer your questions and help you understand the drug charges defense process. Our goal is to get your charges behind you so you can focus on moving forward with your life.