Drug Crimes The Ozer Law Firm Is Here For You

Savannah Drug Crimes Attorney

Defending Against Drug Crime Charges in Chatham, Bryan Effingham, Liberty, Bulloch, McIntosh Counties

Being charged with a drug crime in Georgia is a life-changing event, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony. Crimes like possession of drugs, intent to distribute, trafficking, or manufacturing could lead to significant jail or prison time upon conviction. You could also face mandatory minimum sentences if this is not your first drug charge. Drug convictions in Chatham County also stay on your record and can affect your professional future, preventing you from future job opportunities or prohibiting you from joining the military or receiving financial aid for college.

As a result, it is imperative for your present and your future that you fight the accusations against you. Attorney Jennifer L. Ozer is a knowledgeable and skilled Savannah drug defense lawyer who can work together with you to craft a strong and effective defense strategy.

Let us defend your rights in the face of drug accusations. Contact The Ozer Law Firm, LLC online for more information from our drug lawyers near you.

Georgia's Drug Classification System

Georgia law classifies illegal drugs into 5 schedules, with Schedule I being the most dangerous with no medical value, and Schedule V having limited use in medical treatment: 

  • Schedule I – heroin, LSD, mushrooms, ecstasy
  • Schedule II – cocaine, methamphetamine, Hydrocodone, opium, codeine
  • Schedule III – steroids
  • Schedule IV – Xanax, Valium
  • Schedule V – certain amounts of prescription drugs

Marijuana is still strictly regulated under Georgia law, though small amounts of cannabis oil for medical use may be prohibited. Different counties in the state also have different sentencing guidelines for marijuana-related offenses.

Georgia Drug Possession Charges and Consequences

Penalties for possession of illegal drugs in Georgia depends on the type of drug:

  • Any Schedule I or narcotic Schedule II drug – punishable by 2-15 years in prison for a first offense; punishable by up to 30 years in prison for subsequent convictions
  • Any non-narcotic Schedule II drug – punishable by 2-15 years in prison for a first offense; punishable by 5-30 years in prison for subsequent convictions
  • Any Schedule III, IV, or V drug – punishable by 1-5 years in prison for a first offense; punishable by 1-10 years in prison for subsequent convictions

Possession of marijuana is penalized based on the amount:

  • 1 ounce or less – a misdemeanor punishable by 1 year in prison and a fine of up to $1,000
  • More than 1 ounce – a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison (with a 1-year mandatory sentence) and fines of up to $5,000

Possession of more than 10 pounds of marijuana is considered a crime of trafficking. We can also defend the rights of those facing charges for driving under the influence of drugs.

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