Thorough criminal defense representation for serious charges
As soon as you are arrested or discover you are under investigation, the clock is ticking. To ensure the best possible outcome in your drug case, you need to act quickly and hire a criminal defense firm that is experienced, knowledgeable and able to protect your rights during even the toughest litigation. At Arora & LaScala, our attorneys are also former prosecutors, giving us a breadth and depth of knowledge that helps us explore every avenue of defense. From working with subject-matter experts to developing a thought-out strategy that anticipates the prosecution, we are committed to providing the defense you deserve.
Thorough understanding of drug offense laws and search-and-seizure methods
It is not unheard of for a police officer to arrest any person he believes has a connection to illegal drugs — no matter how tenuous or unsubstantiated that connection may be. In many cases, law enforcement officers arrest a person solely because of that person’s physical proximity to illegal substances. They also have been known to conduct illegal searches that violate a person’s Fourth Amendment rights.
Regardless of the drug or charge in question, the evidence that authorities gather against you is important, but often not as important as the manner in which that evidence was obtained. Our attorneys have experience determining whether evidence has been collected illegally or contaminated. We leave no stone unturned in investigating potential mistakes made by law enforcement to bolster your defense and increase the chances of having your drug charges dropped.
Steadfast defense for possession, intent, trafficking and manufacturing
For drug offenses involving marijuana, crack, heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, meth, or any other illegal substance, our attorneys build solid cases that defend your rights and expose weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. At the same time, we set honest expectations and always keep you informed on the range and severity of penalties in your case, including:
Possession — Most drug possession charges are felonies in State and Federal court and, in some cases, can carry punishments of up to 15 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
Intent to Distribute — These types of convictions carry punishments of up to life in prison and severe financial penalties.
Trafficking — Trafficking penalties can be especially harsh in state and federal courts throughout the United States. In Georgia, as little as four grams of heroin or 28 grams of cocaine equal a drug trafficking charge. Trafficking offenses carry mandatory minimum sentencing without parole along with tremendous amounts of fines.