Drug Crime Defense Lawyers in Atlanta
Have You Been Charged with Drug Possession or Distribution in Georgia?
In Georgia it is illegal to purchase, possess, control, manufacture, deliver, distribute, dispense, administer, sell, purchase or possess with intent to distribute any controlled substance. If you are caught with a controlled substance, you will be charged with either possession or trafficking depending on how much of the substance you have. No matter the circumstances of your arrest, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced Atlanta drug crime defense attorney and start planning your court strategy.
In Georgia, it is illegal to be in actual or constructive possession of an illegal substance. This means that you do not have to be holding the drug in your hand to be charged with possession of an illegal substance. You can still be charged if the substance is found in or on your property, i.e.: your car or house. A person can also be charged if an officer saw them discard the drugs before their arrest. In Georgia, the punishment for drug possession varies greatly depending on the substance but is usually treated as a felony case.
If a person knowingly sells an illegal substance in Georgia, they will be charged with drug trafficking. They will also be charged if they sell a non-controlled substance as if it were a controlled one. For example, if someone sells oregano as marijuana, they will be charged with drug trafficking. The punishment for drug trafficking also varies depending on the amount and the substance they sold or tried to sell. For example, if an individual is found with anywhere from 28 to 200 grams of a substance, they could get up to 10 years in jail and pay a $200,000.00 fine.
Without a skilled Atlanta drug crime defense lawyer, you could face serious jail time and outrageous fees. The Law Offices of Geerdes and Associates, LLC, can help you avoid severe sentences. Call us now at (770) 599-5331 for a free consultation.