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Hinesville Drug Possession Attorney

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Georgia laws on drugs are exceptionally harsh. A skilled Hinesville drug crimes attorney can help offer you a solid and effective defense if you've been arrested for drug possession. Penalties for the crime depend on many factors, including the type of drug, the amount you're found with, and what you intended to do with it. For example, a small amount of marijuana for personal use would not be punished as severely as a significant amount of cocaine for selling and distribution.

If you're being charged with drug possession, talk to one of our experienced attorneys at Balbo & Gregg, Attorneys at Law, PC. Our lawyers have more than 25 years of combined legal experience to offer your case, and we are dedicated to helping clients avoid the negative consequences of a criminal conviction.

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Types of Drugs

Most states rely on the federal drug categories to determine the seriousness of the offense. The federal government categorizes drugs into 5 Schedules, the most serious being Schedule I substances. These lists are not exhaustive, however, and can include many prescription drugs. The Schedules are categorized similar to the following:

  • Schedule I: high potential for abuse, no accepted U.S. medical use, lack of accepted safety with use (heroin, LSD, marijuana, peyote)
  • Schedule II: high potential for abuse, currently accepted U.S. medical use, severe dependence possible (barbiturates, morphine, codeine)
  • Schedule III: less potential for abuse than Schedule I or II drugs, currently accepted U.S. medical use, moderate or low dependence possible (ketamine, anabolic steroids)
  • Schedule IV: low potential for abuse, accepted U.S. medical use, limited dependence possible (chloral hydrate, phenobarbital, Lorazepam)
  • Schedule V: low potential for abuse, accepted U.S. medical use, limited dependence possible (cough medicine, antidiarrheals, anticonvulsants)

Penalties

The more dangerous the drug, the more severe the punishment will be. If you are found with any Schedule I or narcotic Schedule II drugs, you could face 2 to 15 years in prison. Subsequent convictions could lead to up to 30 years in prison. Non-narcotic Schedule II drugs could get you 2 to 15 years in prison (5 to 30 for subsequent convictions). Any other type of drug could get you 1 to 5 years in prison (1 to 10 for subsequent convictions). Marijuana possession also tends to have lower penalties, including 1 year in prison and a fine up to $1,000 for possessing 1oz or less; any more could lead to 1 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

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Make sure you have a skilled Hinesville criminal defense attorney on your side. Drug possession could lead to years in prison and high fines. Let us see what we can do for you.

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