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DRUG laws IN GEORGIA

GA Drug Laws

Drug offenses make up the vast majority of felony criminal cases. If you've been arrested for a drug offense in Georgia, you can face jail or prison terms anywhere from one year to life. Fines can range up to $1000 for a misdemeanor and can be $100,000 or more for a felony.
 

A Conviction For Violating A Georgia Drug Law
Can Mean More Than Jail and Fines

If the loss of liberty and payment of fines weren't enough, consider that you can also:

And don't forget about felony and misdemeanor punishments generally.
 

Sentencing in General

Before you start losing sleep over going to jail, keep in mind that most people we represent are first offenders and are charged with simple possession of drugs. If you are one of these individuals, the chances of serving actual prison time is slight.

You should read the section on probation before you start reading about penalties. The probation section covers sentencing generally as well as the three types of probation. It also has information regarding probation violations.
 

Explanation of Drug Schedules

Penalties for Schedule I and II Offenses

Penalties for Marijuana & Counterfeit Substances

Use of a Communication Facility to Violate Drug Laws

Search and Seizure
This is the main battleground in most drug cases. If your attorney files the proper motions and gets evidence excluded, he just won your case.

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