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Fighting Drug Charges in Georgia
Georgia divides different drugs into five categories called "schedules" that indicate each drug's level of danger and potential for abuse. Drug crime charges and penalties increase or decrease depending on the schedule of drug involved.
What Are the Penalties for Drug Possession in Georgia?
Possession of a Schedule I or Schedule II drug is punishable by 2-15 years in prison. A repeat offense of possessing a Schedule I or narcotic Schedule II drug is up to 30 years in prison, while a repeat offense of other types of Schedule II drugs is punishable by a minimum of 5 years in prison and a maximum of 30.
Possession of Schedule III, IV, or V drugs are punishable by 1-5 years in prison and repeat offenses are punishable by 1-10 years.
A conviction for any drug possession crime will result in a driver's license suspension for at least six months (for a first offense). A second offense results in a 1-year suspension and a third or subsequent offense is punishable by a 2-year suspension.
Understanding the Different Types of Drug Crimes
Drug crimes encompass a wide range of offenses, each with its own unique legal implications and potential penalties. At Ted Morgan Law, our experienced Columbus drug crimes lawyers are well-versed in defending clients against various drug-related charges. Here are some of the most common types of drug crimes:
- Drug Possession: This involves having illegal drugs in your possession, whether it's for personal use or with the intent to distribute.
- Drug Trafficking: This offense involves the transportation, distribution, or sale of illegal drugs.
- Drug Manufacturing: This refers to the production or cultivation of illegal drugs, such as methamphetamine or marijuana.
- Drug Paraphernalia: Possessing or selling items used for drug-related activities, such as pipes, syringes, or scales.
- Prescription Drug Fraud: Illegally obtaining or distributing prescription drugs without a valid prescription.
Each type of drug crime carries its own set of consequences, including fines, probation, mandatory drug treatment programs, and even imprisonment. It's crucial to have a skilled drug crimes attorney by your side who can navigate the complexities of the legal system and build a strong defense tailored to your specific circumstances.
If you're facing drug charges in Georgia, don't hesitate to contact Ted Morgan Law today. Our dedicated team is ready to fight for your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
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Drug charges, including drug possession, drug trafficking, and drug sales, are often challenging to defend against. When drugs impair a person’s ability to drive safely, the situation becomes even more complicated. If you have been arrested for a drug crime, including drug-related DUI, make sure you have a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side by reaching out Ted Morgan Law.
Our Columbus, GA criminal defense lawyer has over 20 years of experience defending clients’ rights and helping them stay out of jail and on the road. When you reach out to us, we can help you take a realistic look at the charges you face and help you understand your legal options.
Choosing the right lawyer to represent you can be challenging. You will want someone who has extensive experience handling drug crimes. That is exactly what you can find at Ted Morgan Law. Our Columbus, GA drug crimes attorney has an in-depth knowledge of drug laws and is committed to giving your case the attention it deserves.
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