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Beau Rudder Camden County Drug Charge Attorney

A Trusted Advocate in Drug Charges for over 20 Years

Whether you're facing charges related to drug possession, trafficking, or other drug-related offenses, it's essential to navigate the legal system with clarity and understanding. From understanding legal procedures to knowing your rights, I aim to empower you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions as you confront drug-related allegations in the state of Georgia.

Have you been charged with a drug offense in Georgia? Call (912) 707-2110 or email Beau Rudder Law to schedule a meeting with Beau Rudder, Kingsland and Camden County, Georgia defense attorney.


Understanding Georgia's Drug Laws

Georgia has stringent laws addressing drug offenses, and Camden County adheres to the law. Drug charges can encompass various offenses, including possession, distribution, manufacturing, trafficking, and possession with intent to distribute. The severity of charges depends on factors such as the type and quantity of drugs involved.

Defending  drug charges in Camden County requires an expert understanding of state laws and a strategic legal approach. Seeking the expertise of an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a difference in protecting your rights and freedom.

Drug Schedules:

Georgia categorizes controlled substances into schedules based on factors like potential for abuse and medical use. The schedule influences the severity of penalties for offenses related to specific substances.

Marijuana Laws:

While some states have legalized marijuana, Georgia maintains strict laws. Possession of even small amounts can result in criminal charges, leading to fines, probation, or imprisonment.

Prescription Drugs:

Improper use or possession of prescription drugs without a valid prescription is illegal. It's crucial to be aware of the specific regulations governing prescription medications.


Penalties for drug offenses in Camden County can be severe, ranging from fines and probation to lengthy imprisonment. The severity often depends on factors like the type and quantity of drugs involved, as well as any prior criminal history.

Legal Defenses:

Individuals facing drug charges need an experienced criminal defense attorney to employ a robust defense strategy. It's important to hire an attorney who specializes in criminal law, not just anyone that practices law.  Possible defenses may include challenging the legality of searches and seizures, disputing the accuracy of lab results, or exploring options for diversion programs.

Rehabilitation Options:

In some cases, exploring rehabilitation or treatment options may be part of the legal strategy. This approach aims to address underlying issues contributing to drug-related offenses.

Legal Representation:

Given the complexity of drug laws in Camden County, who you chose to represent you matters.   I am a criminal defense specialist, I only take criminal cases. Just like when you see a heart specialist for heart problems, when you're charged with a crime,  you need a criminal defense specialist. My passion is criminal defense, this is the reason I became a lawyer. 

  • What happens when you get arrested for DUI in GA?
    Being arrested for DUI in Georgia has life altering consequences. You will need to pay to post bail to get out of jail. You will be given a court date to face the DUI charge. You have 30 days from arrest to contest an administrative license suspension. Contesting this suspension is not automatic. It must be requested by you or your lawyer. This is why hiring an experienced DUI lawyer immediately is important to protecting your rights.
  • How likely is jail time for a first DUI in Georgia?
    If convicted for a first DUI in Georgia, the maximum jail sentence is 12 months and the minimum is 10 days, and all but 24 hours of the minimum 10 days can be suspended by the judge. That means every first time conviction has a minimum of 24 hours in jail.
  • What percentage of DUI cases are dismissed in Georgia?
    Specific statistics on the percentage of DUI cases dismissed in Georgia are not available. The rate of dismissal is most likely related to the effectiveness of your attorney.
  • How do you get a DUI dismissed in Georgia?
    Hire an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney that specializes in DUI defense. Knowing your rights during a police encounter can greatly reduce the evidence obtained against you and make it harder for you to be prosecuted.
  • What is the 3 hour rule for DUI in Georgia?
    The "3-hour rule" in Georgia law refers to a provision related to the admissibility of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests. Under this rule, for a BAC test result to be presumed relevant and admissible in court, the test must be conducted within three hours of driving.
  • Do you lose your license immediately after a DUI in Georgia?
    If you are 21 years or older and if you refuse to take a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) test or if your test results in a (BAC) above .08%, then your license is automatically suspended. That suspension can be contested in an administrative license hearing if your lawyer requests a hearing within 30 days of your arrest. The hearing is not automatically scheduled, it must be requested.
  • What is the most common sentence for a first DUI?
    It depends on the circumstances of the case and your prior driving record. A first DUI conviction results in a mandatory 10 day jail sentence and all but 24 hours can be suspended by the judge, a mandatory 12 month license suspension, and a mandatory fine of no less than $300. Probation, alcohol and drug addiction assessment, driving school, and community service may also be imposed.
  • Is probation mandatory for a DUI in Georgia?
    Not on a first DUI. On a second DUI conviction in 10 years there is a mandatory 12 month probationary sentence that cannot be reduced. With each subsequent conviction the possible punishment becomes more severe.
  • What happens if you plead guilty to a DUI in Georgia?
    If you plead guilty to a DUI in Georgia, then you waive your right to a trial and the court will proceed to sentencing you for the crime. The sentence will depend on a wide range of factors like your driving history and circumstances of the case. You may be sentenced to mandatory jail time, ordered to pay a large fine, mandatory license suspension, and possible probation. The conviction will also make it difficult to obtain car insurance and could impact your employment.
  • What is the 10 day rule for DUI in Georgia?
    The 10 Day Rule originally meant that you only have 10 business days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing contesting your license suspension. That rule was changed in 2017 and now you have 30 days to request a hearing.
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