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.
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):
- 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.
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.