I think you should always get a lawyer for any misdemeanor offense. A lawyer improves your chances of getting a good result on your case and can advise you on possible defenses you may have in your case. A lawyer can also help you avoid making bad decisions or walking into guilty or nolo pleas that have adverse long term effects. If you would like to discuss your case, please feel free to call me at 404-217-6978.
If you were arrested, you now have a criminal record. I would recommend that you retain a defense attorney to represent you in spite of he expense and inconvenience. An attorney may be able to get the case dismissed based on the quantity and that you went to jail on the offense. Drug convictions can hamper your future.
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Yes, you should get a lawyer. Unless, of course, you want to lose your opportunities for certain professions, or lose financial aid, or lose your driver's license. Our office can help you avoid all those things. Call us at 770-744-0544.
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You may qualify for a diversion program, which results in a dismissal of the charges if you successfully complete the program. You will need an attorney to look into this for you. Call me if I can be of assistance.
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