Gwinnett County, Georgia, residents are by now aware that the state boasts an ever-growing music community. The “hip-hop capitol of the south” had become a favorite stop for many touring artists and has even become the venue for awards shows for the popular genre. Law enforcement has been known to target persons connected to the music industry, and a recent incident leaves one famous rapper preparing to present a legal defense against felony charges.

Several weeks ago, famed artist Ty Dolla $ign was riding in a limousine with several other big name musicians to support a fellow artist at a live show. The vehicle was stopped by police who, for unknown reasons, decided to search the vehicle. They allegedly found drugs. 

All seven people in the vehicle were detained after the search. Hours later, all were released except Ty Dolla $ign, as police claimed to have determined that all the drugs belonged to him. He maintains his innocence and feels the charges unfairly targeted him personally. 

When a Gwinnett County, Georgia, resident is accused of a felony, he or she may fear that an accusation alone can affect his or her personal or professional life. The good news is, all persons are innocent until proved guilty. The prosecution must produce evidence that absolutely proves their accusations. It can be a good idea for people preparing to defend their innocence in court to allow an experienced attorney to help. An attorney can help ensure a defendant’s rights are protected throughout the legal process, and stand by one’s side when it is time to face the judge.