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Drug Crimes and Their Consequences

By Law Offices of Matthew T. McNally  May. 12, 2011 4:02p

Drug crime charges are extremely serious in the state of Georgia, and depending on the type of drug, and what you intended to use it for, you could be facing heavy fines and a long prison sentence. For instance, under Georgia Criminal Code 16-13-30, someone who is caught purchasing, possessing, manufacturing, distributing, selling, or possessing illicit drugs with the intent to distribute, could be imprisoned for 2 to 15 years. If a person is convicted on a second offense (for a Schedule I or Schedule II substance), then they can be imprisoned for a minimum of 5 years to a maximum of 30 years. If you have been arrested for a drug offense, contact an Atlanta drug offense attorney without delay.

If you have been arrested for a drug crime, then you do not have any friends in law enforcement. Drug offenses are prosecuted very heavily in this state at both the state and federal levels. All drugs are classified as either legal or illegal substances. Illegal drugs include but are not limited to marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, crack cocaine, crystal meth, mushrooms, PCP, heroin, and even prescription drugs such as Oxycontin, Roxycontin, Vicodin and Xanax.

Drug charges in Georgia can impose steep fines, and years behind bars. Drug charges include possession, distribution, manufacturing, drug trafficking, possession with intent to sell, cultivation of marijuana, driving under the influence of drugs and prescription drug violations. When people are arrested on drug charges, law enforcement will take into consideration the type of drug, the amount and whether the offender intended to keep the drug for personal use or for distribution, when deciding how to charge them.

Atlanta Drug Defense Lawyer

A drug offense can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony in the state of Georgia. Penalties can include fines, imprisonment, driver’s license suspension or revocation, probation, community service and a permanent mark on your criminal record. If you have been charged with a drug offense, contact an Atlanta drug defense attorney from the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally today. When your future is on the line, you have no other choice but to hire an experienced Atlanta drug defense lawyer. We have been successfully defending clients against drug charges for years. Let us use our experience to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

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