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What Evidence is Required for a Drug Trafficking Conviction?

Drug trafficking is among the most serious types of drug charges. Our Georgia criminal defense attorneys explain the evidence required to obtain a conviction.

Among the various types of drug offenses in Georgia, drug trafficking is one of the most serious. These could result in both state and federal penalties, which include heavy fines and potentially lengthy prison sentences. At Ghanayem & Rayasam, we provide the experienced, professional legal representation you need in this situation. Our Georgia criminal defense attorneys explain the evidence commonly needed to obtain a drug trafficking conviction. 

Drug Trafficking a Serious Crime in Georgia

Georgia takes a tough stance when it comes to illegal drugs. Police work hard investigating suspected drug crimes and apprehending offenders, while prosecutors fight to make sure these charges stick. Among all offenses, drug trafficking is one of the most severe.

Under the Georgia Code, drug trafficking generally involves selling, manufacturing, delivering, distributing, or bringing illegal controlled substances into the state. This is considered a felony offense. Depending on the exact type of illegal substance, penalties may include the following:

  • Thousands of dollars in fines and court costs;
  • Mandatory prison sentences, which could result in decades behind bars;
  • A criminal record that follows you for the rest of your life, preventing you from obtaining jobs, loans, or an education;
  • Potential federal penalties.

Even playing a small role in an alleged drug trafficking ring could cause the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to get involved. This could result in the automatic seizure of your assets, liens against your property, and a mandatory minimum federal prison sentence.

Evidence Used In Obtaining a Georgia Drug Trafficking Conviction

If you are facing drug trafficking charges through the Georgia Criminal Court, get experienced, professional legal representation right away. At Ghanayem & Rayasam, we can thoroughly review the charges against you and any evidence prosecutors intend to use in obtaining a drug trafficking conviction. This may include:

  • Having any type of illegal drugs in your possession;
  • Possessing large quantities, which can be interpreted as the intent to traffick;
  • Physical evidence of prior sales or purchases on your part;
  • Drug-selling paraphernalia, such as scales, bags, and other items used in these operations;
  • Communications between you and others, in which drug sales or trafficking may have been discussed;
  • Testimony of others involved, who may be a part of a larger drug trafficking ring;
  • Large amounts of cash, property, or other assets that come from unexplained sources.

Get the Professional Legal Help You Need From Our Georgia Criminal Defense Attorneys

Drug trafficking is one of the most serious types of drug charges in Georgia and can result in severe state and federal penalties. To protect yourself in this situation, get the professional legal representation you need at Ghanayem & Rayasam.

As experienced Georgia criminal defense lawyers, we take the legal actions needed to help you avoid a conviction and potentially lengthy jail sentence. Call or contact our office online to request a confidential consultation right away.