Georgia Drug Possession

If you were charged with drug possession, you need to speak with an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who will stand up for your rights and make sure that the State of Georgia can prove its case against you. At Kevin J. Pratt & Associates, our attorneys have more than a decade of experience defending clients against criminal charges throughout Georgia and the Atlanta metropolitan area.

A Tough Stance On Marijuana Charges

Georgia courts prosecute marijuana charges aggressively. While Georgia has a new medical marijuana law on the books, it is very narrow and allows patients to possess only low-level THC cannabis oils with doctor recommendations. Marijuana possession is still prosecuted in Georgia. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the marijuana laws and aggressively defend our clients throughout the legal process.

Georgia Drug Possession

State drug laws fall into three main categories: simple possession, possession with intent to distribute and trafficking. Except for very small amounts of marijuana, all drug offenses are felonies with varying penalties.

When it comes to marijuana, simple possession of more than an ounce is classified as a felony with a prison sentence of one to 10 years. If the amount possessed was less than an ounce, it is a misdemeanor charge with a maximum sentence of 12 months in jail. All drug possession charges can lead to the suspension of your Georgia driver's license.

We have had great success getting marijuana and other drug charges dismissed or greatly reduced. The legal issues to attack when defending against a drug possession charge vary from constructive or actual possession to illegal searches and seizures. Even the lab test can be challenged.

Standing Up For You

Our attorneys will stand up for your rights by identifying and presenting all available defenses. We will conduct our own investigation to address issues like witness reliability and the nature of the charge — for example, does it fit the crime? In some cases, the charge may even be unconstitutional. If necessary to protect your rights, we have the knowledge and experience to take your case to trial.

The state has also cracked down on the possession of pain pills without a proper prescription. If you have been charged with this type of offense, we are ready to mount a strong defense to these allegations.

Get Help Right Away

If you or a loved one was charged with drug possession, schedule a free consultation as soon as possible with one of our lawyers by calling 770-614-4811 or emailing us. Payment plans are available.