According to FBI arrest data, more people are arrested for Drug Crimes than any other crime in the United States. Despite recent calls to reform our misguided war on drugs, the number of people arrested for Drug Crimes has only increased in recent years.
In Georgia, law enforcement officers will often arrest anyone in connection with illegal drugs, regardless of their actual guilt or innocence. This creates situations where people are arrested for possession of drugs simply because they are in mere proximity to illegal drugs (such as a passenger in a car), regardless of their actual knowledge or possession of these drugs. In addition, law enforcement officers are notorious for conducting illegal searches in violation of the Fourth Amendment. To put it another way, you CAN be arrested for a Drug Crime on the basis of “guilt by association.”
Another common misconception that the public often has about prosecutions for drug crimes is that law enforcement places a priority on treating drug addiction. This is completely false. Law enforcement has zero interest in providing rehabilitation services for addicts – their only interest is in arresting as many people as possible to show the public that they are “winning” the war on drugs.
Don’t be a statistic. If you have been arrested for a Drug Crime, you need an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights. Only an experienced Drug Crimes Lawyer can make sure that you have explored all of your available legal defenses to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. At Ghanayem & Rayasam, LLC, we possess the experience; knowledge, successful history, and passion to help our clients successfully resolve their drug charges. Call Ghanayem & Rayasam, LLC for your free consultation today.