Atlanta Criminal Drug Defense Attorney
In Georgia, it is unlawful for any person to purchase, possess, manufacture, deliver, distribute, sell, or possess with intent to distribute any controlled substance or marijuana. Some example of controlled substances include:
- Heroin and
The maximum penalties for possession or intent to the sale of a controlled substance depend on the classification of the drug. In Georgia, controlled substances are classified as a level one, two, three, four, or five drugs, with a classification of level one being the worst possible classification.
Marijuana is not treated the same. The maximum penalty for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is a thousand dollar fine and one year in jail. However, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell will get a person a much greater sentence.
In 2017, The City of Atlanta passed a law that would decriminalize possession of Marijuana under an ounce. However, This law only applies to the City of Atlanta.
If you are charged with possession or intent to sell marijuana or any controlled substance, it is important that you immediately contact an attorney to ensure that the attorney has ample opportunity to investigate your case. Attorney Gil will work tirelessly on your behalf to protect your rights under the law.