Drug Crime Lawyer in Macon, GA
Tenacious Defense in All Drug-Related Charges
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, especially under certain circumstances. Fighting back requires the hard work, experience, and determination of a qualified criminal defense attorney. As in all cases, the quality of your legal representation will have a huge effect on how your case is handled throughout the judicial process and its outcome.
At Deadwyler-Heuman Law Firm, LLC, we understand all too well how a drug conviction can affect your future. We have handled countless state and federal drug charges throughout the years. That is why we 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. Our attorney not only has the experience and commitment you need, she has earned a strong reputation for the quality of her representation amongst local prosecutors and judges; this can work to your benefit in any drug case, whether it is a simple possession or something more serious and complex.
Drug Crimes in Georgia
Controlled substances such as heroin, cocaine, 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.
Under Georgia law, illegal drugs are classified into five categories, called “schedules,” in a descending order from Schedule I. Schedule I includes those that are considered the most dangerous, with the highest risk of abuse and addiction, and 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.
Marijuana Charges in Georgia
While other states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, if you are found in possession of more than one ounce in Georgia, you will face felony charges punishable by one up to 10 years in prison. If you are found in possession of less than one ounce, 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 license suspension of up to six months.
Federal Drug Charges
Federal drug charges are even more serious than those at the state level. Drug investigations can be conducted by such federal agencies as the FBI and DEA with the full backing and financial resources of the federal government. Your case will be prosecuted aggressively in federal court and subject to federal sentencing guidelines. All of this means 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 attorney.
How Deadwyler-Heuman Law Firm, LLC Can Help
Your best chance for a favorable outcome will rest on the thorough and aggressive representation of your attorney. If you are a first-time offender, 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 firm. We will use all of our abilities and tenacity to help reduce the consequences of both state and federal drug charges.
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Attorney Ashley Deadwyler-Heuman is a highly respected attorney amongst prosecutors and judges.
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