Marietta Drug Crime Attorneys
The Aggressive Legal Counsel Your Case Deserves
At John B. Miller & Associates, P.C., we have a combined 55 years of experience litigating criminal drug matters. We understand the serious nature of these cases and do not take them lightly. Our team is dedicated to preserving your Constitutional rights and does not shy away from tough cases.
What Constitutes a Drug Crime in Georgia?
The Georgia Controlled Substance Act (GCSA) dictates that growing, possessing, selling, and other drug-related activities can lead to serious charges including:
- Drug trafficking
- Drug sale or distribution
- Drug possession
- Possession of marijuana
- Prescription drug charges
- Drug manufacturing or cultivation
What Drugs Are Penalized in Georgia?
Typically, Georgia follows the federal government’s scheduling classifications of controlled substances and uses four schedules.
The four schedules include:
- Schedule I: These are drugs or controlled substances that have no acceptable medical use and have a high potential for abuse and dependency. Schedule I drugs include heroin, LSD, PCP, and ecstasy.
- Schedule II: These are drugs or controlled substances that are considered dangerous or have the high potential for abuse and dependency. These drugs have accepted medical uses but are considered dangers due to their highly addictive properties and potency. Schedule II drugs include Dilaudid, Vicodin, OxyContin, and ADD medications such as Adderall and Ritalin.
- Schedule III: These are drugs or controlled substances with an acceptable medical use and are a low to moderate potential for dependency or abuse. Schedule III drugs include Ketamine and Benzphetamine.
- Schedule IV: These are drugs or controlled substances with an acceptable medical use and a low risk for potential abuse or dependency. Schedule IV drugs include Xanax, Soma, Ambien, and Tramadol.
Potential Drug Crime Penalties in Georgia
Because there are multiple types of drug charges in Georgia, there are varying degrees of penalties.
A misdemeanor charge for possession can result in up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. There are also additional surcharges that are added onto fines, increasing the amount substantially.
A felony charge for possession can result in 1 to 15 years in jail or 30 years to life in prison, depending upon the amount of drug an individual is found with and how many times they have been previously charged. These offenses can also include fines, the seizure of evidence and property, a loss of employment or suspension from school, a permanent conviction on a criminal record, and an inability to receive health insurance or financial aid.
Experienced Legal Assistance Every Step of the Way
At John B. Miller & Associates, P.C., we are dedicated to gathering all the details of your case to work toward an aggressive defense solution. Regardless of your charge, you can be confident that we have the knowledge and ardor to protect your rights.
Let us help you. Call (770) 766-4442 to speak to one of our seasoned drug crime defense attorneys in Marietta and Peachtree City.
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