A Drug Possession Charge Calls For A Strong Defense
In the state of Georgia, possession of illegal drugs is a serious crime. If you are facing such a charge, it is important that you seek experienced legal assistance. Without an attorney in your corner, you could be vulnerable to severe penalties, including the possibility of jail time.
At my practice, the Law Offices of Walter L. Lutes, P.C., I help individuals in Cherokee County and its surrounding communities as they confront drug possession charges. I can provide you with fierce advocacy in the courtroom, and I will work ardently to help you obtain the best result possible.
Understanding Georgia’s Drug Possession Laws
If you are caught possessing illegal drugs, state law dictates that the severity of your offense will depend on the controlled substance or substances. Georgia classifies drugs into five different schedules, with Schedule V being the least serious and Schedule I earning the most serious charges. This system is generally graded on the addiction qualities of each substance. Penalties for drug possession are typically as follows:
- Schedule I or narcotic Schedule II: These charges can result in anywhere from two to 15 years in prison. Repeat offenses can garner as much as 30 years.
- Non-narcotic Schedule II: These possession offenses can also net prison terms of two to 15 years, while ensuing charges may result in five- to 30-year sentences.
- Schedule III, IV and V: These terms are often the lightest at one to five years, with repeat offenders sometimes getting sentences as long as 10 years.
It is worth noting that even common misdemeanor charges for possession can lead to jail time and heavy fines. At the Law Offices of Walter L. Lutes, P.C., I understand the seriousness of these charges, and I do everything within my power to help my clients maintain their freedom.
I Am Willing To Fight For You
If you have been charged with possession of illegal or prescription drugs, the aid of an aggressive criminal defense lawyer is paramount. To arrange for a free consultation, please call me today at 770-479-1400. For your convenience, I am also available via email. My office is in Canton.