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Drug Possession in Georgia

Information from a Proven Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyer

No drug charge is more prevalent than drug possession. While considered not quite as serious as drug trafficking or manufacturing charges, these offenses are considered felonies and, in many cases, can have harsh consequences for those convicted. If you have been accused, the time to seek aggressive and thorough legal counsel is now.

At The Fiddes Law Firm, LLC, our dedicated Atlanta criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Fiddes, is a former prosecutor with more than 15 years of experience. We know how thoughtlessly drug cases can be tried in processed in our court system and are well-versed in slowing that process down and taking an assertive and proactive stance on behalf of our clients.

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Drug Possession Penalties Georgia

Like many other states, Alabama has organized its list of illegal, controlled substances into different categories, or "schedules." These schedules are organized according the perceived severity of the drug. For instance, the most dangerous and habit-forming drugs are listed in Schedule I, while illegally-obtained prescription drugs are considered less serious and included in Schedules IV, V, and VI.

Penalties for drug possession in Georgia can include:

  • Schedule I or II (first offense): up to 15 years in prison and fines
  • Schedule I or II (second offense): up to 30 years in prison and fines
  • All other Schedules (first offense): up to 5 years in prison and fines
  • All other Schedules (second offense): up to 10 years in prison and fines

Other factors may have an effect what your sentence might be if a conviction is reached. For more specific information on what drug possession penalties you could be facing, contact us today.

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