Cumming Criminal Defense Law Blog

Drug bust in Gainesville leads to the arrest of seven suspects

Most Forsyth area residents understand that drugs are illegal and law enforcement aggressively prosecutes anyone who is suspected of engaging in drug activities. Those who are found to be in possession, selling or manufacturing of drugs can feel like the entire world is against them. A recent incident in Gainesville has resulted in the arrest of seven people on drug related charges.

Seven people were recently arrested in Gainesville on suspicion of drug activity. The Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad executed search warrants on five addresses in Gainesville. The locations were believed to be part of a group involved in the distribution of illegal narcotics. Officers allegedly found meth, black tar heroin, marijuana, Viagra, and cocaine. In addition, 14 handguns, a shotgun and 5 rifles were seized along with over $20,000 in cash. It is believed that the drugs were worth more than $1.8 million. The suspects are facing numerous charges including trafficking meth, heroine and cocaine, possession of drugs, among others.

What if I am charged with burglary and theft in Georgia?

Any allegation in which a person is accused of theft or burglary in Georgia will be serious. There is a litany of penalties that can be assessed for a person who was convicted on these charges.

Understanding how burglary is categorized in the first and second-degree is important as it is critical to the defense. Often, these cases involve young people who might have been under the impression that what they are doing is not serious. The consequences can have a lasting impact on their lives. Finding a solution to these issues frequently requires legal advice for anyone of any age.

Employee faces drug charges after alleged theft of medications

In Georgia, there might be a perception that drug charges will be made when a person is selling drugs at any level or is caught with the drugs in his or her possession for personal use or otherwise. However, there are many situations in which a person can face allegations of drug violations and there can be severe penalties if there is a conviction. In some cases, a person is in a position of authority and has access to drugs - often prescription drugs - and will be accused of taking them. When this happens, it is just as important to have a strong defense as it is with other types of drug cases.

A school nurse is confronted with drug charges after medications that were meant for students at the school were found missing. The woman, 38, is alleged to have taken medications that were worth more than $1,500. When she was searched by law enforcement, she had various pills on her including Ritalin and Adderall. These drugs are stimulants. Often, they are prescribed for those who are suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For those who want to use them for other purposes, the drugs can make people feel euphoric and have mental benefits. She is now on administrative leave from her job. She is charged with a felony for theft.

Legal help can be imperative when charged with domestic violence

Georgia residents who find themselves in a situation where they are accused of domestic violence will have a great deal to think about as they try to deal with the case. One of the most problematic issues a generally law-abiding person can face is an accusation that a confrontation with a family member turned physical. Subsequently, it can lead to an arrest. When this happens, it is essential to remember the value of a strong legal defense.

Along with the legal considerations, it can negatively impact the person's standing in the community and be a hindrance to their future. A simple verbal dispute can spark a phone call to law enforcement to investigate a potential domestic violence case. When police arrive, there is a major chance they will make an arrest even if the alleged victim does not want them to. Next, the person must consider how to address those charges. Not only will there be legal consequences, but personal ones as well.

Forsyth County detective charged with DUI

Cumming area drivers understand the importance of driving safely and not engaging in dangerous driving activities such as texting and driving, speeding, and driving while intoxicated. But everyone makes mistakes sometimes and sometimes we are caught. It is in these situations where a legal professional can make a big impact on the outcome of the criminal matter.

Recently, a Forsyth County Sheriff detective was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. The man allegedly showed up at a public event on duty and individuals at the event reported that he appeared to be intoxicated. After an initial investigation the detective was placed on administrative leave and taken in for an alcohol test. The Office of Professional Standards completed an investigation which resulted in the detective's job termination. He has also been arrested and charged with driving under the influence by local authorities.

Woman faces drug charges after distracted driving traffic stop

Drug charges can come about in many ways in Georgia and the circumstances are imperative to planning an effective legal defense. For example, while some arrests for drug infractions are connected to a long-term investigation, drug trafficking, drug distribution and other serious charges, people could get caught because of a different violation and law enforcement might end up alleging that drugs were found.

For example, according to recent reports a woman whose vehicle was stopped because she was using a cellphone was arrested on drug charges. The incident happened in the evening as the 39-year-old woman was subjected to a police investigation for a cellphone violation. After the stop, drugs were allegedly found in the vehicle, including ecstasy pills and marijuana in separate bags. Law enforcement officials also allegedly discovered scales and a gun. The suspect is facing multiple charges for possession of drugs, having tools used to commit crimes and possessing a firearm while committing a crime. These are felonies. She also has misdemeanor charges against her for drug paraphernalia and the cellphone violation.

Roswell High School vandalized; students under investigation

Allegations of criminal conduct, let alone actual criminal charges, can have a big impact on young people still finding their way in the world. Our readers in George may have seen news reports about a recent incident at Roswell High School that has led to a police investigation.

On a recent weekend, vandalism occurred at Roswell High School. Two West Forsyth High School students are under investigation for allegedly vandalizing the marching band practice field at Roswell High School. According to reports, the two students were in a pick-up truck that drove wildly across the field that was saturated. A video showed up on social media that showed a dark colored pick-up truck driving erratically across the field with mud flying high in the air. The Fulton Schools Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the matter.

Georgia is harsh on drivers charged and convicted for DUI

Across the United States, lawmakers, prosecutors and law enforcement officials take driving under the influence of alcohol very seriously. While other dangerous behaviors behind the wheel, such as distracted driving, have been garnering more attention lately, DUIs are still one of the biggest reasons for injuries and fatalities on the road. To prevent drivers from having an accident and injuring or killing others, attempts will be made to catch and penalize them.

Some states treat DUI more harshly than others, and new research indicates Georgia is one of the strictest states in the nation. Those arrested and charged must be aware of this and make sure to think about a strong defense strategy. In the recent study, the statistics for fatal accidents and accidents with injuries on the road because of DUI were assessed. The laws of the states were also factored in. States were rated from 1 to 100, with 100 being the states that treat DUI charges harshest.

Man faces charges akin to DUI after alleged drunken boat accident

When the term "driving under the influence" is said related to an accident in Georgia, people will automatically believe that it is due to a driver in a motor vehicle. However, people can face comparable charges if they are operating a boat while under the influence. The charges and penalties are like those faced by people charged with DUI and it is important to understand legal options, especially if people were injured in the accident.

According to recent reports, a 32-year-old man was arrested for boating under the influence after an accident over Labor Day weekend. According to law enforcement, the watercraft - a "party pontoon" - had run over a woman who was also on the lake. She suffered injuries to her leg when it was hit by the craft's propeller. The woman was taken to the hospital in the evening at around 8:30 p.m. The man was taken into custody and later released on bond. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is overseeing the investigation. During Labor Day weekend, there were 18 other arrests for boaters operating a craft while under the influence.

What happens if your kids gets in trouble in college?

Georgia parents want to do everything possible to protect their children and help them navigate life with minimal complications. You've probably helped your kid his or her entire life, yet you do not really have control over what happens when that child grows up and heads off to college. You can hope for the best, but what should you do if you get a phone call one night from your kid saying he or she is in trouble?

Younger college students enjoy the newfound sense of freedom and independence they feel when they are away from home for the first time. For some kids, however, this can lead to poor decision-making and unfortunate consequences. As a parent of a college student, you may find it beneficial to learn about the police on campus, including their authority over your child. It is also smart for each student to know his or her rights in the event of questioning or arrest. 

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