Canton Drug Possession Lawyer
Charged with Drug Possession? Seek Skilled Legal Representation.
Georgia law seeks to limit the possession of illicit drugs and controlled substances, and its laws penalizing drug possession are particularly harsh compared to other U.S. states. If you are under investigation or have been arrested on drug possession charges, you should take it seriously. In the state of Georgia, all drug possession convictions result in felonies, except for the possession of a small amount of marijuana. Having a felony on your record has lasting consequences. You could face lengthy incarceration and hefty fines, and even in the best case scenario, you’ll face mandatory driver’s license suspension and have difficulty finding future employment opportunities.
To avoid these harsh penalties, you should contact Canton drug possession attorney Benjamin Bradley Reed to discuss your case and get the legal advice you need. It’s extremely important to seek legal representation from a defense attorney familiar with Georgia’s drug laws. At the Law Offices of Benjamin Bradley Reed, P.C., Mr. Reed can help you fight your charges even in the midst of an investigation, before any arrest is made. Seek guidance from a criminal defense lawyer as soon as you are aware of an investigation or after an arrest for the best chance of an optimal outcome of your case.
Contact the Law Offices of Benjamin Bradley Reed, P.C. today for a free consultation with Mr. Reed, a drug possession attorney in Canton.
Georgia Drug Possession Conviction Penalties
Depending on the substance in possession, its quantity, and the intention for its use, penalties for felony drug possession varies in Georgia. Possession of any drug except for the smallest amount of marijuana (less than 1 ounce) is a felony in Georgia. The penalties are based on a controlled substance’s “schedule,” with Schedule 1 drugs being those that have no accepted medical use.
Penalties for drug possession in Georgia, by schedule, include:
- Schedule I or II drugs: These drugs include heroin, LSD, GHB, ecstasy, and hallucinogenic mushrooms, among others. Convictions can result in 2 to 15 years in prison, and subsequent convictions are punishable with up to 5 to 30 years in prison.
- Schedule III, IV, or V drugs: These drugs may be considered medically useful, but the person in possession likely did not have a prescription. Possession charges are punishable by 1 to 5 years in prison, and subsequent convictions are punishable by 1 to 10 years in prison.
Get Help from the Law Offices of Benjamin Bradley Reed, P.C. Today
The penalties for violating Georgia’s extraordinarily harsh drug possession laws are severe, and only escalate on subsequent convictions. Penalties for manufacturing or distributing controlled substances is even more severe. If you’ve been charged with drug possession in Canton, it’s critical to hire a skilled, trial-tested criminal defense attorney. Mr. Reed will fight for your rights, reputation, and freedom, while educating you on legal strategies you can take by carefully examining the evidence at hand.
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