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
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
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
- 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
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.