Robert G. Rubin – Criminal Defense Notable Cases:
Drug Crimes

Summaries of charges, defenses, and outcomes for clients prosecuted in counties throughout Georgia and the Southeast.

Charges Dismissed After Warrant Issued

State v. Jane Doe (2020)

Defense Counsel:

Charges: Possession of Controlled Substance; Distribution of Controlled Substance

Prosecution's Case:

The state alleged that the defendant unlawfully kept and distributed medications that she obtained as nurse working on a post-surgical floor instead of using the medications for patients. She was caught when the pharmacy alerted the medical staff that the nurse had a higher than normal medication withdrawal rate than other nurses and her patient records did not reflect that the medication pulled had been given to the patients.

Defense and Outcome:

The defense team proved that the defendant in fact did not unlawfully obtain the medications; that she had a higher patient volume than other nurses because she was an excellent nurse; and that some of the charting discrepancies were unrelated to unlawful conduct. The nurse did, however, use the left over medication to self-medicate and did not dispose of the medication properly. She was able to enter into a treatment program and prove that she did not need state or court intervention. After a year, the state elected to expunge her arrest record.

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Charges Reduced After Indictment/Accusation

Felony drug charges reduced after Defense Attorneys help client get sober (2015)

Defense Counsel:

Charges: Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

Prosecution's Case:

After traffic accident, Client found with significant quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his car. Client was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute and faced up to 10 years in prison.

Defense and Outcome:

Defense attorneys found that client had a long history of substance abuse - that he was a compulsive user, and not a dealer. Defense attorneys had client evaluated and treated in long-term residential treatment program. When client returned from treatment clear and sober, Defense attorneys negotiated a First Offender plea to Simple Possession, with no prison time, no conviction, and a full discharge and record restriction.

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