Savannah Drug Crime Defense Lawyer
Possession, Possession with Intent, Distribution, Sales, Trafficking, Cultivation and Manufacturing
The laws in our state allow for very heavy penalties to be imposed for drug offenses. If you are facing charges in a drug case, it is advised that you connect with our firm, The Schneider Law Firm, immediately. The outcome of your case will be based upon the skills of your Savannah criminal attorney, and in a drug crime case, you cannot take any chances. Our lead attorney formerly served as a prosecutor, and during his service he gained critical knowledge about the criminal justice system, trial law, case development and what it takes to successfully defend a drug case. Whether you are facing charges of possession, distribution, sales, cultivation, manufacturing or any offense surrounding prescription drugs, it is important that you get in touch with the firm immediately after your arrest for your own protection.
What are the penalties for possession in Georgia?
The penalties that can be imposed for possession vary based upon the type of drug. Schedule I and Schedule II drugs are considered the most dangerous. These drugs include LSD, opium, heroin, cocaine, meth and other amphetamines, THC, angel dust, ecstasy, GHB and other drugs. Possession of one of these substances can lead to a prison sentence of 5 – 30 years on a first offense, and up to life imprisonment for those with a prior conviction. Schedule III, IV and V drugs include steroids, codeine, hydrocodone, Xanax and many other uppers and downers that are prescription medications.
For possession of marijuana, for one ounce or less you will be charged with a misdemeanor, but once the quantity in the case is higher than an ounce, prison time in a conviction could be as long as 10 years. For over 50 pounds of marijuana there is a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years as well as a mandatory fine of at least $100,000, and up to $1,000,000.
Possession with Intent to Sell
Over a certain quantity, or with evidence that indicates to law enforcement that there was a trafficking operation (such as scales, wrapping materials, large amounts of cash or other similar evidence), the charge filed will be possession with intent, a felony. A first offense can lead to up to 5 years in prison and a second offense allows for a penalty of 10 years to be imposed.
Grow Houses, Meth Manufacturing, Prescription Drug Trafficking
There has been a great deal of attention by law enforcement regarding finding those who are involved in marijuana cultivation or the manufacturing of meth. State and federal police agencies work in a coordinated effort to identity any person involved in these illegal activities. The penalties imposed in a conviction will be life-changing, including many years in state prison on a first offense. There has also been a massive crackdown on illegal prescription drug offenses, and all the associated crimes such as prescription fraud, doctor shopping, and others.
Get in touch with our firm immediately if you are facing drug charges.