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Hinesville Drug Possession Attorney

Experienced Representation For Drug Possession in Georgia

Georgia’s laws regarding drugs are exceptionally harsh. A skilled Hinesville drug crimes attorney will build an 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 40 years of combined legal experience to offer your case, and we are dedicated to helping clients avoid the negative consequences of a criminal conviction.

Get your case started by calling us at (866) 580-3089 or filling out our online form today.

Drug Schedules in Georgia

Most states rely on federal drug categories to determine the seriousness of the offense. The federal government categorizes drugs into five different categories known as “schedules,” the most serious being Schedule I substances. These lists are not exhaustive, however, and can include many prescription drugs.

The Schedules are categorized like 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)

Drug Possession Penalties in Georgia

Drugs that are considered more dangerous carry harsher penalties. 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.

Contact Our Hinesville Drug Possession Lawyers

Drug charges are serious and have the potential to ruin lives. Our Hinesville attorneys know what is at stake and we will vigorously fight for your freedom in court. As former military prosecutors, we have experience in every side of criminal law and will use it to build a strong case for your defense.

Contact us at (866) 580-3089 or fill out our online form to schedule your free case evaluation today.

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