Charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute?
Talk to an Aggressive Atlanta Drug Crime Attorney
Georgia law prohibits anyone to possess either controlled or uncontrolled substances, with the intent to distribute. If charged with this crime, the laws heavily penalize anyone who is convicted, faces felony-level consequences. These penalties may include substantial fines and lengthy imprisonment terms.
The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. is committed to protecting you from facing these penalties. We have been known to get charges dropped or penalties reduced, and we intend to provide you with that same level of support as your case gets underway. Call to set up a free consultation so that we can discuss further.
What Consequences Could I Face?
The consequences you could face will largely depend on the substance that was in your possession. Georgia categorizes different sets of drugs by a "schedule" system, from 1 to 5. Schedule I drugs may include heroin, LSD, or ecstasy, while Schedule 5 drugs could include anything contains a small amount of codeine or opium.
The penalties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Schedule I and II drugs:
- 1st offense: Between 5 to 30 years' imprisonment
- 2 or more offenses: Between 10 to 40 years imprisonment; life sentence is possible
- Schedule III, IV, and V:
- Between 1 to 10 years' imprisonment
The law will also consider how much evidence that is discovered in order to determine the severity of charges. If items such as measuring scales or plastic bags are found, these may be seen as tools to enable the transport or sale of drugs. These items could be scrutinized heavily or used to support prosecuting arguments during trial, jury deliberations, and sentencing. That is why it is important to speak with an Atlanta drug crime attorney right away to determine whether or not these evidence is enough to uphold the charges.
Protect Your Reputation—Call Us!
In any criminal case, evidence is crucial. We work to find holes or weaknesses in the evidence. If there is not enough to support the claims made, the charges can be reduced or even dropped. Because we have been working on severe criminal charges, including drug crimes, since 1985, we are seasoned in and have extensive knowledge of the law. This allows us to skillfully and artfully handle these cases, with the ultimate goal of protecting your rights and your reputation.
Do not wait to speak with The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. as soon as possible if you are facing serious drug crime charges.