Tenacious Defense For Drug-Related Charges In The Macon Area
Being investigated for or charged with a drug crime can have many repercussions on your personal and professional life. Like all states, Georgia comes down hard on those involved in drug-related activities. This is especially apparent under certain circumstances. Fighting back requires the hard work, experience and determination of a qualified Macon drug crime attorney. As in all cases, the quality of your legal representation will have a huge effect on how your case is handled. Your representation will affect the judicial process and its outcome.
At Deadwyler-Heuman Law Firm, LLC, our lawyers understand all too well how a drug conviction can affect your future. They have handled countless state and federal drug charges throughout the years. They will put in the necessary work in preparing and developing your case for all eventualities, whether through negotiation with the prosecutor or litigation before a judge and jury.
Not only do our Macon drug crime attorneys have the experience and commitment you need, but they have earned a strong reputation among local prosecutors and judges for the quality of their representation. This can work to your benefit in any drug case, whether it concerns a simple possession or something more serious and complex.
Why Choose Us?
Working with our attorneys at Deadwyler-Heuman Law Firm, LLC, comes with several benefits, including:
- We offer simple and hassle-free payment plans.
- We will not turn you away because of financial difficulties.
- One of our attorneys, Ashley Deadwyler-Heuman, is a highly respected lawyer among prosecutors and judges.
- Our lawyers have a personal, vested interest in our clients.
- Our team is committed to handling each case with the attention and respect it deserves.
Have you been arrested or are you a subject to a drug investigation? Contact us at 478-845-5349 as soon as possible.
Georgia Drug Schedules (Categories)
Under Georgia law, illegal drugs are classified into five categories, called “schedules,” in a descending order to Schedule I. Schedule I includes those that are considered the most dangerous, have the highest risk of abuse and addiction, and have no medical value. This schedule includes drugs such as heroin, LSD and ecstasy.
Drug crimes in Georgia can include:
- Simple possession
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Sale or distribution
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug trafficking
Possession of drugs (not including marijuana) in any of the schedules are charged as felonies, which carry penalties of up to 15 years in prison depending on the drug and quantity. Repeat offenses can carry prison terms of up to 30 years. Possession in Georgia refers to having the drugs under your control, which means that you can be charged if they are found in your home, vehicle or office.
What Drugs Are Illegal In Georgia?
Controlled substances such as heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamines and other narcotics, as well as the unauthorized possession and distribution of prescription drugs, are regulated by both the state of Georgia and the federal government. You will be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type of drug found in your possession, its quantity and other factors that may be deemed “aggravating,” which can raise the stakes.
Marijuana Charges In Georgia
While other states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, Georgia has not. In this state, if you are found in possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana, then you will face felony charges that are punishable by one to 10 years in prison. If you are found in possession of less than 1 ounce, then the penalties include up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 on a misdemeanor charge. Furthermore, you will face a driver’s license suspension of up to six months.
Federal Drug Charges
Federal drug charges are even more serious than those at the state level are. Drug investigations can be conducted by such federal agencies as the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with the full backing and financial resources of the federal government. Your case will be prosecuted aggressively in federal court and will be subject to federal sentencing guidelines.
All of this means that you will need an equally tough defender who is licensed to practice in federal courts. In such cases, you can turn to our Macon drug crime attorneys.
Can A Pharmacist Refuse To Fill A Prescription in Georgia?
Pharmacists are allowed to refuse filling or refilling prescriptions. They are allowed to do so based on their professional judgment or moral/ethical beliefs. The individual doing the refusing is also not required to provide notification to or referrals for patients seeking prescription services.
Is It Illegal To Carry Prescription Drugs Without The Bottle In Georgia?
In our state, it is illegal to carry prescription drugs without the original bottle. This means that you could be charged with possession of an illegal prescription if you carry them in a pillbox.
How A Drug Defense Attorney Can Help
Your best chance for a favorable outcome will rest on the thorough and aggressive representation of your Macon drug crime attorney. If you are a first-time offender, then you may be eligible for a drug diversion program in lieu of jail time. Understanding where you stand and your options can be achieved with the help of our lawyers. They will use all their abilities and tenacity to help reduce the consequences of both state and federal drug charges.
Are you facing drug crime charges? Get the help you need from a drug crime lawyer if you are being investigated for a drug offense or have been formally charged by contacting us online or calling 478-845-5349.