It can be serious business to be charged with a crime in Rome, Georgia. All the more so when the alleged crime includes charges for drug possession. The war against the drug crisis is an ongoing one, and law enforcement is motivated to make progress against the scourge that is harming so many lives.
A man in Rome has turned himself in to Floyd County Police after being charged with attempted theft and drug possession. The accused was allegedly prowling around a property on Walnut Avenue without permission to be there. He reportedly had tools on his person that could have been used to commit a robbery. In addition to the tools, he reportedly had in his possession methamphetamines.
The man faces felony charges of first degree burglary, possessing tools to commit a crime and drug possession. In addition, he faces misdemeanor charges for loitering and prowling. The man may be considering his criminal defense options.
A person facing charges in Georgia is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. The burden of proving guilt falls on the prosecution. The accused has a right to contest the drug possession charges against him, and he need not try to fight this battle on his own as the right to an attorney to assist in one’s defense is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. A defense attorney can help the accused in preparing a defense and ensure that the accused is aware of his rights. An astute attorney will also ensure that those rights are protected throughout the criminal justice process.