Georgia Controlled Substances Act:
Understanding Drug Trafficking and Possession with Intent to Distribute Laws
The penalties for violating the Georgia Controlled Substances Act are stringent and can have a lasting impact on an individual's life. At Washburn Law, we understand the complexity and seriousness of drug-related offenses and are committed to providing you with a vigorous defense and accurate information to navigate through the legal landscape.
Georgia Controlled Substances Act Overview
The Georgia Controlled Substances Act is designed to regulate and control the manufacture, distribution, possession, and use of controlled substances within the state. The act categorizes drugs into schedules based on their potential for abuse, medical use, and overall safety. Violating these regulations, especially concerning Drug Trafficking and Possession with Possession with Intent to Distribute, can lead to severe legal consequences.
Drug trafficking involves the illegal transportation, sales, (growth, if marijuana), distribution of controlled substances. A person who is in possession of excessive quantities such as 28 grams or more of cocaine or MDMA or 10 or more pounds of marijuana is in violation of the Trafficking statute and intent of sales is not necessary. The severity of charges depends on factors such as the type and weight or quantity of drugs involved.
Georgia classifies Drug Trafficking as a felony, and penalties can include substantial fines, mandatory minimum sentences, and lengthy imprisonment. Mandatory sentencing can be modified by consent with the State or by the Court’s discretion. Most prison sentences have little to no parole.
Call Houston Washburn Law today at (770) 766-8966 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our drug possession lawyer in Gwinnett County.
Possession with Intent to Distribute
Possession with Intent to Distribute refers to the intention to sell, deliver, or share controlled substances. This charge does not require an actual sale to occur; the prosecution focuses on proving the individual's intent. The State must demonstrate that the Defendant intended to sell or distribute the contraband in his possession. Intent can be demonstrated with paraphernalia such as scales, baggies, and certain amounts of currency.
The penalties for Possession with Intent to Distribute offenses vary based on factors such as the type and weight or quantity of drugs, location, and criminal history. Subsequent convictions requires the Defendant to serve at least 10 years in prison without any amount to be probated and sometimes without parole.
Defending against Drug Trafficking and Possession with Intent to Distribute charges requires a thorough understanding of Georgia's drug laws. Potential defenses may include challenging the legality of search and seizure, disputing the evidence presented, or asserting that the accused had no knowledge of the drugs' presence.
Why Choose Washburn Law?
Navigating the complexities of drug-related offenses requires legal expertise and a comprehensive understanding of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. At Washburn Law, we specialize in defending individuals facing Drug Trafficking and Possession with Intent to Distribute charges. We are dedicated to providing personalized legal strategies and fighting for the best possible outcome for our clients.
If you or a loved one is facing charges related to Drug Trafficking or Possession with Intent to Distribute, don't face the legal system alone. Contact Washburn Law today for a confidential consultation. We are ready to guide you through the legal process and work towards a favorable resolution for your case.
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