Drug Possession 

Marietta Drug Possession Attorney

Decades of Experience on Your Side

At Moore Legal, LLC, I can provide you with the legal strategies you need to obtain the best possible outcome for your situation. As a former state prosecutor, my clients trust me to protect their rights when they are in jeopardy. Make sure you have a Marietta drug possession lawyer on your side by getting started today.

What are the Penalties for a Drug Possession Conviction?

In Georgia, being convicted of a drug offenses can come with some serious consequences. In all drug possession cases involving substances other than marijuana, you could be charged with a felony and face years in prison. Your future is too important to risk such harsh consequences. Let me help.

The penalties for drug possession for personal use in Georgia can vary depending on the schedule of the controlled substance. The schedules of controlled substances are based on their potential for abuse and accepted medical use, with Schedule I being the most dangerous and Schedule V being the least.

Possession of a Schedule I substance is a felony offense in Georgia and can result in up to 15 years in prison for a first offense and 30 years for a second and subsequent offense. Possession of a Schedule II substance is also a felony offense in Georgia, punishable by imprisonment for up to 15 years for a first offense and 30 years for a second and subsequent offense. Possession of a Schedule III, IV, V substances is a felony, which carries a maximum prison term of 5 years.

It can be easy to feel hopeless about your situation following an arrest. Being arrested can be a frightening experience, so it is crucial that you have an advocate. Making statements to law enforcement or consenting to a search can have a huge impact on your future and your freedom, so do not hesitate to seek the advice of a seasoned criminal defense attorney.

Defense for Drug Possession Charges

Every case is different, but there are several ways to defend a drug charge. We may be able to show that:

  • The police officer made an unlawful stop, search, or seizure
  • The substances in question were not illegal, or were improperly tested
  • Your case is appropriate for treatment rather than incarceration

During your free consultation, you can learn more about how to approach your legal proceedings. The right planning and preparation will help achieve the best possible outcome. The best thing you can do for yourself is to call my firm right away and get started.

Having handled thousands of cases throughout my legal career, I know the strategies that work to help my clients prove their innocence, avoid a conviction, or seek treatment. There is hope for your difficult situation. Let me help you plan for a successful and prosperous future.

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