Drug crimes may be charged as felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the specific alleged criminal activity, the amount of controlled substance in question, and any prior criminal convictions. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, contact Miller North & Brill for skilled legal representation. Our McDonough drug crimes lawyers represent clients in Georgia, including state and federal courts.
If you were arrested for a drug crime, call (770) 515-0951 or contact us for a free consultation.
Drug charges may arise for certain activities involving controlled substances. This includes drugs classified as illegal and certain prescription drugs. Various state and federal statutes classify drugs according to schedules, depending on the potential for abuse. The penalties for drug crime convictions are influenced by the schedule, or classification, of the controlled substance.
We represent clients facing charges for:
An individual may be charged with one or more offense, such as possession and distribution or possession and manufacturing. While the specific penalties you may be facing depend on several factors, possible penalties for drug crime convictions include time in jail or prison, large fines, probation, community service, and more.
In the state of Georgia, drug possession, distribution, trafficking, and manufacturing are all criminal offenses that carry significant penalties:
Penalties for drug offenses can also include additional consequences such as suspension of driving license, eligibility restriction for specific jobs, and inability to acquire certain professional licenses.
In Georgia, usually, drug possession is already a felony offense. Possessing small amounts of marijuana is an exception to this rule. Possessing drugs ranging from LSD to heroin can lead to a felony criminal charge.
We know that the criminal justice system has its flaws. Too often are people treated unfairly due to discrimination and law enforcement’s overzealous need to make arrests to meet quotas. People may treat you like you’re already guilty after an arrest, and it can feel like no one is on your side.
Our firm was founded to help people. We advocate for our clients no matter how serious the charges. Additionally, if you were unjustly convicted of a crime, we can represent you in the appeals process. Justice only works when people are treated fairly and given the right opportunities to make-up for any wrongdoing, which is why we are advocates for rehabilitation.
Schedule your free consultation at Miller North & Brill today by calling (770) 515-0951 or contacting us online.
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