Know Your Options

Don’t let bad choices or mistakes derail your plans for the future. 

If you have been charged or arrested for a drug related offense immediately 

contact a criminal defense attorney who can help protect your rights

and act as a shield between you and the police. 

Contact criminal defense attorney Joel Baskin to help you with your drug case. Joel has over 20 years of experience helping clients in the Atlanta Metro area including Cobb and Fulton counties. With 2 convenient office locations in Vinings, and East Point, call to schedule an appointment today and find out how Joel can help you.


penalties for drug offenses

An experienced attorney can help determine what options are available to you. Depending on the circumstances of your case he may be able to help you avoid charges or get you into a drug rehabilitation program. In any case he can help guide your case so that you can get the best possible outcome.

Penalties for drug related offenses can range from:

  • Suspension of your driver’s license
  • Forfeiture of property
  • Fines
  • Jail and/or prison time
  • Community service
  • Probation

There can be very serious penalties for convictions on drug charges. The penalties and outcomes can vary depending on the charges and can range from misdemeanors to felonies, making it very important to get the advice and guidance of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. In Georgia, prosecutors and judges have discretion when it comes to sentencing and plea bargaining making it important to have a local attorney like Joel Baskin who is familiar with the judges and prosecutors.

Sometimes, depending on the circumstances, it is possible to negotiate a resolution and avoid a trial. Learn more about what kind of help is possible for drug charges by consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney.


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Drug Charges Can Involve Prescription & Over-the-Counter Medications

It is possible to find yourself in trouble over a drug charge without having been aware you were doing anything wrong. Most people are unaware that some prescription and over-the counter medications can get you into just as much trouble as if you were taking illegal drugs or driving under the influence of alcohol. This can happen because how a prescription medication is used can affect its legality. For example some prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause problems with your ability to drive safely. They may cause drowsiness, blurred vision, dizziness, slowed reaction, fainting, inability to remain focused, nausea and excitability.

If you or a family member is charged with a drug offense, do not take it lightly, but call us right away. It can be very frightening to be charged with a drug offense or a DUI, especially when you did not believe you were doing anything wrong. You are entitled to a vigorous defense even if a drug charge was the result of a poor choice or mistake on your part.

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