Statesboro Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
Practicing Criminal Trial Law in Bulloch County Since 1997
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. Penalties for illegal drug-related activity are dictated by the type of drug involved, the quantity, your prior convictions, and other pertinent circumstances. Most drug possession charges are considered felonies in Georgia.
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 Drug Laws & Consequences
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 licence 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
- These drugs include LSD, fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine
schedule III-V carry a sentence of 1-10 years
- These drugs include: Anabolic steroids, ketamine, Xanax, and Valium
Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law defends all types of drug-related crimes, including:
- 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.