Savannah Drug Crime Defense Lawyer
Possession, Possession with Intent, Distribution, Sales, Trafficking, Cultivation
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 drug
crimes 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 Savannah drug crimes lawyers immediately if you are facing drug charges.