My question involves criminal law for the state of: GEORGIA
My 19 year old sister was arrested on Monday, 8/30 in Camden County Jail on the above listed charges - possession of drug related objects (a digital scale), schedule 4 narcotics (3 soma, 2 valium) and the charge of prescription legal when in original container. I am from Florida, as is she, and we are completely terrified.
I am very unfamiliar with the laws of Georgia and know they're very strict on drugs. Where we stand right now is she is being held without bond on the 2 drug charges and the drug related objects charge she was given a bond of $1200. Now we're in the process of retaining a lawyer and her next hearing is Wednesday which is when she will be in the Camden County Drug Court and a bond will be set for the two drug charges. Our fear is she will be slapped with an excessively high bond due to the fact she is out of state and has no ties to the community. We have plans to move her directly from the jail to a rehab center (as she suffers from a severe opiate addiction) and hope we can sway the judge to ROR her to the rehab.
From where I stand know - I am just attempting to get opinions on the case and what we're truly facing in terms of consequences for her actions. She's 19 - never been arrested before and has no record at all. Her 27 year old boyfriend was also arrested (for suspended license and giving false ID to a LEO and is being held on an 8k bond) and has said he told the police the pills were his. Do you think that will help at all? What do you think are chances are for a bond? Are we looking at a prison sentence for her or probation? She lives in Florida so the probation will need to be transferred also.
THank you so much.
That should read she was arrested in Camden County, GA..Woodbine to specific which is 14 miles from the FL border and is being held in the Camden County Jail.