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VICTORY ON APPEAL

Once a jury has found a defendant guilty of criminal charges, it is very difficult to convince a judge to grant a new trial in the case. The law firm of Jennifer M. Daniels, P.C. is pleased to report such a victory in a case where the defendant was convicted of Rape and Kidnapping in Gwinnett County!  MOTION FOR NEW… read more →

Warrant Application Hearings

SEEKING A WARRANT Georgia law provides a method for lay people (those other than law enforcement) and institutions to obtain warrants for the arrest of persons who have committed a crime against them. A victim can go to the magistrate court in the county in which the crime occurred and fill out the appropriate paperwork seeking the issuance of a… read more →

POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (OR SALE OF) A NARCOTIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

In response to an intensive study about Georgia’s criminal justice system, the legislature in 2012 passed new laws governing the punishment of drug offenses. Surprisingly (especially for Georgia), the legislature actually reduced the punishment for possession offenses but did not alter those for crimes involving transactional offenses for drugs, meaning those dealing with selling, distributing or possessing with the intent… read more →

Drug Trafficking in Georgia

Trafficking in drugs occurs when a person possesses, sells, purchases or manufactures controlled substances in excess of a certain weight as set forth by statute. Some drugs require a great deal more weight to reach trafficking amounts than others. For example, trafficking in marijuana requires a minimum weight of 10 pounds (previously it was 50 pounds, which we can all… read more →
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