Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act

VIOLATION OF GEORGIA CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT | ATHENS GA CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

Possession, Possession with Intent, Trafficking

Under Georgia law, it is illegal to control, possess, or purchase controlled substances (drugs). The punishment for this crime varies by the type of controlled substance (drug) involved in the charge and the amount of said controlled substance (drug). Typical charges under Georgia law include possession, possession with intent to distribute, and trafficking.

It is unlawful for any person to purchase, possess, or have under his or her control any controlled substance. It is unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, distribute, dispense, administer, sell, or possess with intent to distribute any controlled substance.

SCHEDULE I AND SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (DRUGS)

Possession, Possession with Intent, Trafficking

If the aggregate weight, including any mixture, is less than one gram of a solid substance, less than one milliliter of a liquid substance, or if the substance is placed onto a secondary medium with a combined weight of less than one gram, by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than three years; If the aggregate weight, including any mixture, is at least one gram but less than four grams of a solid substance, at least one milliliter but less than four milliliters of a liquid substance, or if the substance is placed onto a secondary medium with a combined weight of at least one gram but less than four grams, by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than eight years; and if the aggregate weight, including any mixture, is at least four grams but less than 28 grams of a solid substance, at least four milliliters but less than 28 milliliters of a liquid substance, or if the substance is placed onto a secondary medium with a combined weight of at least four grams but less than 28 grams, by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than 15 years. Any person who violates the law in respect to a controlled substance in Schedule I or Schedule II shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than five years nor more than 30 years. Upon conviction of a second or subsequent offense, he or she shall be imprisoned for not less than ten years nor more than 40 years or life imprisonment.

Violation in respect to a schedule II controlled substance(drugs) be punished as follows: If the aggregate weight, including any mixture, is less than two grams of a solid substance, less than two milliliters of a liquid substance, or if the substance is placed onto a secondary medium with a combined weight of less than two grams, by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than three years; If the aggregate weight, including any mixture, is at least two grams but less than four grams of a solid substance, at least two milliliters but less than four milliliters of a liquid substance, or if the substance is placed onto a secondary medium with a combined weight of at least two grams but less than four grams, by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than eight years; and If the aggregate weight, including any mixture, is at least four grams but less than 28 grams of a solid substance, at least four milliliters but less than 28 milliliters of a liquid substance, or if the substance is placed onto a secondary medium with a combined weight of at least four grams but less than 28 grams, by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than 15 years.

Upon a third conviction for a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance, the punishment shall be imprisonment for not longer than twice the number of years for the punishment of the first violation.

Being charged with the sale, possession, or trafficking in a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance (drugs) is an extremely serious matter. You need to contact our experienced criminal defense lawyer (criminal lawyer) today to discuss your charges. Call our criminal defense lawyer (criminal lawyer) now!

SCHEDULE III, SCHEDULE IV AND SCHEDULE V CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (DRUGS)

Possession, Possession with Intent, Trafficking

With respect to a controlled substance in Schedule III, IV, or V shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than three years. Upon conviction of a third or subsequent offense, he or she shall be imprisoned for not less than one year nor more than five years. Any person who violates subsection (b) of this Code section with respect to a controlled substance in Schedule III, IV, or V shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than ten years.

Being charged with the sale, possession, or trafficking in a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance is an extremely serious matter. You need to contact our experienced criminal defense lawyer (criminal lawyer) today to discuss your charges. Call our criminal defense lawyer (criminal lawyer) now!

MARIJUANA (DRUGS)

Possession, Possession with Intent, Trafficking

It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, have under his or her control, manufacture, deliver, distribute, dispense, administer, purchase, sell, or possess with intent to distribute marijuana. any person who violates this subsection shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than ten years.

Marijuana crimes are very serious offenses in the State of Georgia and can carry with them significant penalties. If you are charged with possession with intent to distribute or trafficking in marijuana (drugs), you need experienced legal counsel. You need to contact our experienced criminal defense lawyer (criminal lawyer) today to discuss your charges involving marijuana. Call our criminal defense lawyer (criminal lawyer) now! We are standing by to help you with your marijuana charge.

Useful Links:

http://norml.org/laws/item/georgia-penalties

http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-16/chapter-13/article-2/16-13-30

http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-16/chapter-13/article-2/16-13-31

http://statelaws.findlaw.com/georgia-law/georgia-drug-trafficking-laws.html