Atlanta Drug Trafficking Lawyer
Aggressive Defense Against Drug Trafficking Charges in Georgia
Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum is your trusted source for expert legal defense against drug trafficking charges in Georgia. Our team has a track record of successfully representing clients facing drug trafficking allegations. If you or someone you know is facing drug trafficking charges, it's essential to understand the legal implications, potential penalties, and the defenses available to you.
Call Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum today at (404) 471-3177 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our drug trafficking attorney in Atlanta!
What is Drug Trafficking?
Drug trafficking is a serious criminal offense involving the transportation, distribution, and sale of illegal drugs or controlled substances. Under Georgia law, drug trafficking encompasses a wide range of substances, including but not limited to:
- Opioids, such as oxycodone or hydrocodone
- Synthetic drugs like ecstasy or LSD
In Georgia, drug trafficking charges are based on the quantity of controlled substances involved in the alleged crime.
What are the Penalties for Drug Trafficking in Georgia?
The penalties for drug trafficking in Georgia are harsh and vary depending on several factors, such as the type and quantity of the controlled substance involved. It's crucial to understand the potential consequences you may face if convicted of drug trafficking:
- Mandatory Minimum Sentences: In many drug trafficking cases, Georgia law imposes mandatory minimum sentences. Judges have limited discretion in sentencing, and those convicted may be subject to specific, predetermined prison terms.
- Fines: Conviction of drug trafficking may lead to fines ranging from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the type and quantity of drugs involved.
- Asset Forfeiture: The government may seize assets, such as vehicles or property, that are connected to drug trafficking activities.
- Long-Term Incarceration: Drug trafficking convictions often result in extended prison sentences, some lasting decades, or even life imprisonment for certain offenses.
- Felony Record: A drug trafficking conviction leads to a felony record, affecting employment, housing, and other aspects of your life.
- Loss of Rights: A felony conviction can result in losing certain rights, including the right to vote, possess firearms, or serve on a jury.
Our experienced Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum team is dedicated to helping clients facing drug trafficking charges minimize their legal consequences. We will work diligently to investigate the details of your case and explore potential defenses.
Defenses Against Drug Trafficking Charges
Facing drug trafficking charges can be overwhelming, but it's essential to remember that there are several defenses available that could potentially help you fight the allegations. Our experienced attorneys at Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum can evaluate your case and build a strong defense strategy tailored to your unique situation. Some common defenses against drug trafficking charges include:
- Illegal Search and Seizure: If law enforcement violated your Fourth Amendment rights by conducting an illegal search and seizure, all evidence obtained may be deemed inadmissible in court.
- Lack of Knowledge: In some cases, individuals may not be aware of the presence of drugs or illegal substances, which could be a valid defense if proven.
- Entrapment: If law enforcement or an informant induced you to commit a drug trafficking offense that you would not have otherwise committed, it may be considered entrapment.
- Chain of Custody Issues: Proper handling and documentation of evidence are crucial in drug trafficking cases. Any break in the chain of custody may cast doubt on the reliability of the evidence.
- Constitutional Violations: Any violations of your constitutional rights during the arrest, interrogation, or trial may be grounds for having the charges dismissed.
Contact Our Atlanta Drug Trafficking Attorney Today
Drug trafficking charges in Georgia carry severe consequences, and the complexities of the legal system can be overwhelming. If you face drug trafficking allegations in Atlanta, it is crucial to seek the expertise of an experienced attorney who can provide a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific case.
Contact Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum today to schedule a consultation with our drug trafficking lawyer in Atlanta!
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Thank You Nick, For Justice! The state of Georgia indicted me on two counts of Racketeering that I did not commit. Nick defended me with dedication, caring, and skillfulness in interacting with all parties involved. Against almost insurmountable odds, he was able to get my case dismissed. I will be eternally grateful for all he has done for me. I consider him a superb criminal defense attorney and also call him my friend!- Harley
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