Drug Crime Attorney in Statesboro
Aggressive Defense for Those Accused of Drug Crimes in Bulloch County
Like all states, Georgia prohibits activities related to “controlled substances” as well as fraudulently-obtained prescription drugs. The state divides controlled substances into five categories called “schedules” based on the addiction level and medical use potential of each drug. Most drug possession charges are considered felonies in Georgia. Penalties for illegal drug-related activity are dictated by:
- The type, or Schedule, of drug involved.
- Quantity of drugs and controlled substances.
- Possession for personal use or with the intent to distribute.
- Prior convictions.
- Other pertinent circumstances.
Call (912) 274-7752 to arrange for a free initial consultation regarding your drug charges today. You can also contact Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law online.
Facing a drug charge is a serious matter. To fight back, you need the services of a defense lawyer who has experience with case law, statutes, and local courts and can aggressively defend you against state or federal prosecutors. That is what you will find at Gabe T. Cliett P.C. Attorney at Law. Our Statesboro drug crimes defense attorney has a strong track record of criminal defense extending back decades for clients in and around Bulloch County.
What is the Georgia Controlled Substance Act?
Controlled substances are regulated in Georgia under the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and under federal law under the Controlled Substances Act. Under this law, possession of a controlled substance can be a misdemeanor, or a felony, depending on the type of controlled substance and the amount.
Georgia Controlled Substance Laws
All drug possession charges in Georgia are considered felonies except for the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana, which is charged as a misdemeanor.
- fine of up to $1000
Six month driver's license suspension for first offence
- 1 year for second offence
- 2 years for third offence
Schedule I and II drugs carry prison sentences of 2-15 years
- LSD, fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine
Schedule III-V carry a sentence of 1-10 years
- Anabolic steroids, ketamine, Xanax, and Valium
Call on Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law for Defense on All Drug Possession Charges
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to sell or distribute
- Sales or distribution
- Fraudulently-obtained prescription drugs and their distribution or sales
- Drug cultivation or manufacture
- Driving under the influence of drugs
Turn to a Trial-Ready Defense Attorney
If you are facing any type of drug charge, you can turn to our firm where we will thoroughly investigate the facts and circumstances of your arrest to analyze the legality of all police procedures, statements of witnesses, and other important evidence. With this information, we can uncover any evidence favorable to you and build an effective defense. You can count on the integrity, knowledge, and commitment to excellence for which our firm is known.