Arrested for a Heroin Offense?
Get an Experienced Atlanta Drug Crime Lawyer on Your Case
Heroin is considered one of the most addicting drugs and because of this,
Georgia law punishes anyone found in possession of this substance can
face some hefty punishments. Prosecutors spare no expense to arrest whomever
they believe is in violation of a drug crime. The law considers possession
of heroin in any amount a felony-level offense, and this entails strict
These are the following penalties for heroin drug charges:
- Imprisonment for 2-15 years
- 5-30 years imprisonment for additional offenses
- Imprisonment for 5-30 years
- Life imprisonment for additional offenses
- 4-14 grams: 5 years, $50, 000 fine
- 14-28 grams: 10 years, $100, 000 fine
- 28 grams or more: 25 years, $500, 000 fine
Understanding Drug Crime Laws
Georgia law penalizes heroin possession heavily because of its highly addictive
qualities. Not only can addiction lead to a whole host of negative effects
for the user, it can spread infection and other diseases to others. Caring
for patients places immense strains on hospitals, as well. That is why
legislators are cracking down to prevent
drug possession and deter others from doing the same.
Call Our Atlanta Drug Crime Attorney!
An experienced attorney who knows all of the laws related to criminal charges,
drug crimes, is essential to fighting your charges. We have been known to reduce the
penalties and even obtain case dismissals. Having worked as a federal
prosecutor in the past, Attorney Howard J. Weintraub, has knowledge of
both sides of the court. He knows the type of arguments prosecutors will
use to validate charges. Fortunately, he also knows how to employ aggressive
defense tactics and thorough investigation to determine whether or not
the evidence is valid enough to secure that conviction.
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