Drug Defense Attorneys


The War on Drugs is in full force and effect and shows no signs of stopping. Law enforcement agencies and prosecutors routinely arrest and prosecute people regardless of whether the person possessed a small, recreational amount of illegal drugs or marijuana or enormous amounts of illegal drugs or prescription drugs that are charged as trafficking crimes in state and federal courts. A great many Americans believe law enforcement has “lost interest” in arresting people for marijuana and illegal drug possession. This is far from the truth.


The penalties for drug crimes in Georgia and the Federal Court system can be severe with sentences for the most serious drug crimes ranging from 5 to 40 years to life in prison if convicted. In recent years though, criminal justice reform efforts have emerged for those needing help with drug abuse with treatment options as opposed to unrelenting, lengthy prison sentences; however, a skilled attorney is many times needed to advocate for those most severely affected by drug addiction. A conviction for a drug crime in Georgia state courts or Federal Court will leave the accused person with a permanent criminal record and possible prison sentence. The Augusta drug crimes lawyers at The Nelson Law Group are devoted to the seeking and obtaining the best possible outcome in each of our of clients’ cases whether they face simple or serious drug charges in both state and federal courts.


We understand being charged with a drug crime this is one of the worst things that can happened in a person’s life. We know how scared and confused you may feel. One of the worst things that can happen to someone facing criminal charges is not being informed about the criminal justice process while they travel through it. We don’t let this happen to our clients, and keep our clients constantly informed along what may be a very difficult journey.


We are trial attorneys with years of experience in handling every type and size of drug crime case from beginning to end including, but not limited to, drug possession or drug trafficking charges involving illegal substances like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription medications such as Oxycodone, Xanax, Adderall or Fentanyl. It is critical that you have a highly trained and prepared advocate by your side so that you are fully informed of your rights under the law for the best chance to produce the most positive outcome possible in your case


If you or someone you know face any of the following charges in any state or federal court in Georgia do not hesitate to contact our office immediately for a free consultation:

  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Related Objects
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs
  • Possession of Illegal Synthetic Drugs
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute Drugs
  • Trafficking Drugs
  • Sale of Drugs
  • Conspiracy to Possess or Distribute Drugs
  • Unlawful Manufacturing of Drugs
  • Possession of Chemicals for Manufacturing Drugs
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
  • Prescription Fraud
  • Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs
  • Cultivation of Marijuana
  • Property crimes, such as burglary or larceny, to support a drug habit
  • Juvenile or student drug offenses

We fight for you, and we don’t back down. Every criminal charge holds potentially life-altering consequences. We don’t hold back on providing our clients the best possible criminal defense available.

If you, a family member, or a close friend faces criminal charges, contact The Nelson Law Group today at 706-434-8770 or visit us at 7004 Evans Town Center Blvd., Third Floor, Evans, Georgia 30809 to discuss your unique case and our creative defense strategies with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys. Our office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment after hours on the weekends.