Atlanta Drug Crimes Attorney
Decades of Georgia Criminal Defense Results
Like other states, Georgia has laws that regulate the use of illegal and prescription drugs. However, the state is particularly more heavy-handed with penalties for drug crimes. If you are facing drug crimes in the state of Georgia, it is important that you obtain the help of our Atlanta drug crimes attorney today. Our firm helps people throughout the state of Georgia and is ready to fight for your future.
Contact us today at (678) 582-2272. Our Atlanta drug crimes attorney is ready to fight for your rights and defend your freedom.
Georgia Drug Crimes Penalties
Georgia law organizes drugs based on their potential for abuse and destruction in users’ lives. Specifically, the law categorizes drugs into 5 schedules, with Schedule V being the least serious and Schedule I being the most.
Those who are accused of the possession of a Schedule I, II, and III drugs face up to 15 years in jail, or 30 for repeat offenses. Schedule III, IV, or V possession is punishable with up to 5 years in prison or 10 years for repeat offenses.
Marijuana Possession in Georgia
In Georgia, marijuana is considered a Schedule I drug. It shares this classification with heroin, ecstasy, and LSD.
Those with 1 oz or less of marijuana face:
- 1 year in prison
- Fines up to $1,000
Those with more than 1 oz of marijuana face:
- 10 years in prison
- Fines up to $5,000
Drug Trafficking in Georgia
In Georgia, drug trafficking charges are serious felonies. Depending on the Schedule of drug allegedly being trafficked, penalties can range from 5 years to life in prison. Lesser Schedules carry a punishment of 1-10 years in prison. Those who are facing these charges must enlist the help of an experienced Atlanta criminal defense attorney to protect their future and save the rest of their life from being spent in prison.
Why Our Atlanta Drug Crimes Attorney Is the Best Choice for You
With over two decades of experience, E. Jay Abt fights for results that make a difference in the lives of his clients. There are two sides to every story, and E. Jay Abt ensures that yours will be heard in the courtroom. Over the years, our firm has developed a relationship with courts in the Atlanta area that ensures that your case receives the attention it deserves. We know how the prosecutors in the area work and will build your defense around their strategies and tactics.Contact our Atlanta drug crimes attorney today at (678) 582-2272 to begin the fight for your future! A member of our team is ready to hear your story.