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Protecting The Rights Of Those Charged With Drug Possession

Georgia takes drug-related crimes very seriously, attaching prison time to basically any drug offense. The attorneys of Neville & Cunat, LLP, have provided drug crimes defense in Forsyth County for more than 20 years, focusing on protecting our clients’ rights. We understand how scary it can be to find yourself facing criminal charges — we are here to help.

Misdemeanor Possession

Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor if the person is carrying less than an ounce. Even a single joint can result in a misdemeanor charge. If you are found guilty of misdemeanor possession, you could face up to a year in prison and up to a $1,000 fine.

Felony Possession

In Georgia, illegal possession of any drug other than one ounce of marijuana is charged as a felony. Both illegal and legal drugs can be subject to possession charges, including prescriptions such as:

  • Xanax
  • Adderall
  • Ambien
  • Valium
  • Ketamine
  • Oxycontin

If you possess these drugs without a prescription, or even if you have a prescription but the pill is not in the original container, you could be charged with possession.

Possession of more than an ounce of marijuana is also a felony, which can bring up to 10 years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.

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If you are facing criminal charges, there is no time to waste. Speak to a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. To request an appointment at our offices in Cumming, call 678-807-6511 or use our online contact form.

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