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Possession of Drugs

Drug possession charges can result in years behind bars and potentially a lifetime of carrying the “convicted felon” label. This means it can affect your job, your education, your housing, your personal relationships, and even your marriage. Though such charges are often taken lightly, they are quite serious and should be treated accordingly.

What you considered to be a small amount of drugs can result in a seriously severe sentence if a judge is inclined to believe that you need it.

 

Possession Of Drugs – Criminal Defense Atlanta

In the state of Georgia, it is illegal to possess certain drugs. These can include drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and illegally obtained prescription drugs, among other controlled substances. 

When someone is found to have committed a delinquent act that would have been charged a criminal offense, he or she can potentially receive the following penalties (according to O.C.G.A. §15-11-66):

Juvenile Possession of Drugs Atlanta

  • Probation
  • Placement in an institution, camp or facility designed for delinquent juveniles
  • Commitment to custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Payment of restitution
  • Community service
  • Payment of other fees to the county’s general fund
  • Placement in a treatment or rehabilitation program

When a person is convicted of a crime, not only does the entire family suffer. That is why I are such strong believer in giving people a second chance. 

Many are not fully aware of the magnitude of their actions and don’t deserve tough sentences. Some even have learning disabilities and impulse control problems like A.D.HD. or A.D.D. and really just need medication or a good therapist. 

It is not unusual for sentencing to include counseling, detention in a facility. 

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Georgia Drug Possession Laws

Georgia law classifies drug possession penalties by the type of drug you are found in possession of. These drugs are categorized by “schedules” as listed below:

  • Schedule I
    drugs are considered the most highly addictive with no legitimate medical use. They include heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and GHB.

    Schedule II

    Also highly addictive,

  • Schedule II drugs include methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, morphine, opium, and methadone.
  • Schedule III

    drugs in this category include steroids like testosterone and ketamine.

  • Schedule IV, V, and VI

    These are substances that are sometimes prescribed by physicians for a variety of issues. When taken outside of the orders of a doctor, they are considered illegal. 

If YOU HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF A CRIME BUT HAS NOT YET BEEN CHARGED, CALL US IMMEDIATELY. WE MAY BE ABLE TO PREVENT THE FILING OF FORMAL CHARGES.

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Criminal Defense Attorney Atlanta

I have practiced criminal defense since 1983. I have represented defendants charged with every imaginable crime including murder!

Criminal Defense Attorney Atlanta | Criminal Defense Lawyer Atlanta

As a Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlanta I have seen prosecutors walk away winning many cases due to the fact that the defendant was not represented with competent criminal defense lawyer. I know the laws and the procedures to stop that from happening to your case.

Before you go anywhere else, please go to my FREE case evaluation form and fill it out or feel free to call me 404.584.5060.

I promise the turn around in hearing from me is short lived because I know you need legal advice.

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Everyone is entitled to a defense. This is ingrained in our psyche.
But it is not universally accepted.

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It is important to understand the court system in georgia, your rights as a US citizen and what are the base charges there are for your case. 

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Practice Areas

  • Theft/Larceny
    Theft refers to crimes involving the taking of a person’s property without their permission. 
  • Aggravated Assualt
    Aggravated assault is an assault which criminal laws punish more severely due to its seriousness.
  • Sexual Assault
    sexual assault generally refers to any crime in which the offender subjects the victim to sexual touching that is unwanted and offensive.
  • Vandalism
    Vandalism is an offense that occurs when a person destroys or defaces someone else’s property without permission.
  • Fraud
    Fraud is the intentional deception of a person or entity by another made for monetary or personal gain.

 

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Misdemeanor Possession of Controlled Substance DISMISSED

Felony Possession of Controlled Substance  5 YRS PROBATION

Misdemeanor Driving while license suspeneded DISMISSED

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Clients Say

‘Our son was so frightened when he made the mistake of shoplifting. You were so wonderful about reassuring him and us, and you got him probation as well as a referral to a community program. He got back to a normal AND crime-free life with no time served! Thank you!”

 

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