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Experienced 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.

Facing a drug charge is a serious matter. To fight back, you need 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.

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.

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.

What are the Penalties for Drug Possession in Georgia?

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.

Penalties include:

  • 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

Drug Crimes We Handle

  • Drug possession
  • Possession with intent to sell or distribute
  • Sales or distribution
  • Trafficking
  • Fraudulently-obtained prescription drugs and their distribution or sales
  • Drug cultivation or manufacture
  • Driving under the influence of drugs

Contact Our Drug Crime Attorney in Statesboro Today

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.

Reach out to us through our online request form or at (912) 274-7752 for the legal assistance you need today. Our drug crimes attorney in Statesboro is available 24/7.


Since 1997, our firm has maintained a reputation for dependable client representation. When it comes to the future of each client, we do everything we possibly can to ensure they get the best chance to avoid a conviction. Since starting our practice, we have made client communication and clarity our priority. You will always remain in the know as far as the proceedings of your case, and you can count on us to update you with any new developments that impact your standing. With thousands of cases handled and a strong presence in the Bulloch County legal community, Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law is the firm you can trust to protect your future.
Gabe T. Cliett & 
W. Keith Barber

Our attorneys are dedicated to doing right by you and your case. You deserve a good lawyer.

Qualities that Define Our Firm

  • Trial Attorneys with Reputations for Success
  • Local, Hometown Attorneys
  • Highest Level of Customer Service
  • Team-Oriented Approach to All Cases
  • Specific Focus on Criminal Defense and DUI
  • Over 4 Decades of Combined Experience

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