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Many states have attempted to crack down on the illegal drug industry by severely punishing the people accused of drug-related charges. Drug charges in Georgia can be particularly severe. Possession charges can lead to years in prison in addition to the social stigma of being convicted of a drug crime. The state also prosecutes possession of controlled substances and prescription drugs.
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The punishments for drug possession will depend on the type of drug you had on you at the time of your arrest. Any conviction of drug possession will lead to a mandatory driver’s license suspension, however. A 1st drug-possession conviction is an automatic 6-month suspension, a 2nd conviction results in a one-year suspension, and a 3rd or subsequent conviction will lead to a suspension for 2 years.
Additional penalties will depend on the “schedule” you are convicted of. Schedules are how Georgia divides its drug-possession laws. For example,Schedule I drugs are those with a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use, such as heroin. The drug types go down from there. Schedule II drugs are those with a high risk of abuse and the potential for psychological or physical dependence that have accepted medical uses under severe restriction, such as codeine or opium.Schedule III drugs have a low to moderate risk of abuse and some medical value, such as steroids or ketamine. Schedule IV drugs have a low risk of abuse and are prescribed for a variety of different ailments, such as diazepam. Finally, a Schedule V drug has a very low risk of abuse and a high medical value, such as Robitussin.
The punishments for the various schedules will be as follows:
- For Schedule I and Schedule II substances, a 1st offense will lead to imprisonment from 2 to 15 years, and a 2nd offense will result in 5 to 30 years
- For Schedule III, Schedule IV, and Schedule V substances, a 1st offense will lead to 1 to 5 years in prison, and a 2nd offense will result in 1 to 10 years
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Our experienced Georgia criminal defense attorneys are here to help. If you’re facing a drug possession charge, particularly in addition to another type of drug charge, you need a skilled advocate on your side to defend your rights and your freedom. Our team at Justice Café believes everyone should be able to afford excellent legal representation, not just those who are wealthy enough to afford it. Our low-cost legal services are available to anyone who may need it. Our attorneys are highly rated, licensed representatives who can provide you with legal counsel. We also understand that being arrested and facing criminal charges can be immensely stressful. The attorneys here can help explain your charges, what you can expect in legal proceedings, and how to proceed in a way that helps your best interests. Let us assist you with negotiations, investigations, research, and motions. We can also help with arraignments, please, and court hearings.
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