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Drug Charge Defense Attorney

Do not allow an arrest for possession of drugs overwhelm you. All too often, we see people who have been arrested for possession of drugs simply fail to make an effort to promptly address the criminal charges. Our Atlanta drug charge defense attorneys can develop a strategic plan to proactively address the charge to obtain the best possible result for you.

TYPES OF DRUG CHARGES THAT WE DEFEND

The Sessions Law Firm has successfully defended clients facing numerous various drug charges, including, but not limited to:

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of cocaine
  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of LSD
  • Possession of Ecstasy and
  • Possession of drugs typically prescribed (for which the person did not have a valid prescription)

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Our Atlanta drug charges attorney can help.

UNDERSTANDING THE PENALTIES FOR A DRUG CONVICTION IN GEORGIA

The first steps towards understanding the possible penalties for a drug conviction in Georgia involves identifying which schedule the drug is in. There 5 schedules for controlled substances – Schedules I, II, III, IV, and V. The drugs that comprise the schedules are identified in O.C.G.A. 16-13-25 through 16-13-29.

Schedule I:
(A) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse;
(B) The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and
(C) There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

Schedule II:(A) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse;
(B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions; and
(C) Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.

Schedule III:(A) The drug or other substance has a potential for abuse less than the drugs or other substances in Schedules I and II;
(B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and
(C) Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.

Schedule IV:(A) The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule III;
(B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and
(C) Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule III.

Schedule V:(A) The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule IV;
(B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and
(C) Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule IV.Credits

CONTACT THE SESSIONS LAW FIRM TODAY REGARDING YOUR DRUG CHARGE

Many of the clients that we represent with regard to drug charges have never been arrested before. As a result, many of those clients are embarrassed about the charge. That is understandable, but do not let embarrassment paralyze you. Let's work together to limit the harm that come from this charge.

Contact The Sessions Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation. We'll go over the details of your and advice you of the best way to proceed.

Hiring A Lawyer

Hiring a lawyer is about more than getting a great result in your case. We understand that for many of our clients, the event that led them to call us causes them tremendous stress and anxiety. We will help you understand the process and how we can help. When you hire The Sessions Law Firm for your case, you will have a lawyer that is willing to take the time to help you and committed to delivering the best results possible.

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