Drug Crimes

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McDonough Drug Crime Attorneys

Under Investigation for a Drug Offense in GA?

Drug crimes may be charged as felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the specific alleged criminal activity, the amount of controlled substance in question, and any prior criminal convictions. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, contact Miller & Key for skilled legal representation. Our McDonough drug crimes lawyers represent clients in Georgia, including state and federal courts.

If you were arrested for a drug crime, call (770) 515-0951 or contact us for a free consultation. 

Representation for State & Federal Drug Charges in GA

Drug charges may arise for certain activities involving controlled substances. This includes drugs classified as illegal and certain prescription drugs. Various state and federal statutes classify drugs according to schedules, depending on the potential for abuse. The penalties for drug crime convictions are influenced by the schedule, or classification, of the controlled substance.

We represent clients facing charges for:

  • Possession – Knowingly and intentionally possessing a controlled substance, including illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, or prescription drugs without a valid prescription
  • Distribution – Selling or delivering a controlled substance
  • Trafficking – Illegal sale or distribution of a controlled substance
  • Manufacturing – Cultivation or manufacture of a controlled substance

An individual may be charged with one or more offense, such as possession and distribution or possession and manufacturing. While the specific penalties you may be facing depend on several factors, possible penalties for drug crime convictions include time in jail or prison, large fines, probation, community service, and more.

What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Georgia? 

In the state of Georgia, drug possession, distribution, trafficking, and manufacturing are all criminal offenses that carry significant penalties:

  • Possession of a controlled substance can result in up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
  • Distribution, trafficking, and manufacturing of drugs are all considered felonies and can result in harsher penalties, including longer prison sentences and higher fines.
  • The specific penalties for these offenses depend on the type and amount of drugs involved and the offender's criminal history.

For example, trafficking more than 28 grams of cocaine can result in a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $200,000. Georgia laws have mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses, including trafficking, and trafficking a large amount of drugs will face harsher penalties.

Penalties for drug offenses can also include additional consequences such as suspension of driving license, eligibility restriction for specific jobs, and inability to acquire certain professional licenses.

Which Drugs are Illegal in Georgia?

In Georgia, usually, drug possession is already a felony offense. Possessing small amounts of marijuana is an exception to this rule. Possessing drugs ranging from LSD to heroin can lead to a felony criminal charge.

Developing an Effective Defense Strategy for Drug Cases in GA

Our McDonough drug crime attorneys evaluate each case to identify the best possible defense strategy for that unique situation. We investigate your case, evaluate the evidence, and build a strong defense to present in court. We fight to ensure that your Constitutional rights are protected throughout the legal process, including determining if police overstepped search and seizure laws in obtaining evidence, challenging evidence, and working to secure the best outcome possible.

Don’t wait to get the legal advice you need. Same-day appointments are available. Call (770) 515-0951 for more information. 

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