McDonough Drug Crime Lawyer

McDonough Drug Crime Attorney

Under Investigation for a Drug Offense in GA?

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.

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Representation for State & Federal Drug Charges in GA

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:

  • Possession – Knowingly and intentionally possessing a controlled substance, including illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, or prescription drugs without a valid prescription
  • Distribution – Selling or delivering a controlled substance
  • Trafficking – Illegal sale or distribution of a controlled substance
  • Manufacturing – Cultivation or manufacture of a controlled substance

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.

What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Georgia?

In the state of Georgia, drug possession, distribution, trafficking, and manufacturing are all criminal offenses that carry significant penalties:

  • Possession of a controlled substance can result in up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
  • Distribution, trafficking, and manufacturing of drugs are all considered felonies and can result in harsher penalties, including longer prison sentences and higher fines.
  • The specific penalties for these offenses depend on the type and amount of drugs involved and the offender’s criminal history.

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.

Which Drugs are Illegal in Georgia?

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.

What Our Law Firm Can Offer You

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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