Drug Possession Charges Need To Be Taken Seriously
At the Teiger Law Center, P.C., our attorneys aggressively defend clients in north Georgia charged with serious felony or misdemeanor drug possession charges: willfully and knowingly possessing a controlled substance. Lead attorney, Tracy Teiger, and his team of investigators have the legal experience to sift through complex cases, discover the evidence needed to argue your drug possession case, and present this evidence in an effort to get your charges dropped or reduced.
Understanding What You’re Up Against
At our firm, we believe in the importance of educating our clients. In short, drugs are divided into classifications called “schedules.” Schedule I encompasses the strong hallucinogenic drugs such as heroin, LSD and Ecstasy. Schedule II drugs include oxycodone, cocaine and methamphetamines. Schedule III includes steroids and IV includes phenobarbital. Drugs with low levels of codeine and ethyl morphine fall into the Schedule V category. When you reach out to us, we will explain these distinctions in greater detail and apply them to your specific situation.
Georgia penalties and punishments vary in accordance to the seriousness of the drug crime charge and intent. Drug trafficking charges would certainly result in stricter punishment than finding drug paraphernalia during a routine traffic stop, for instance. Less than an ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor, and punishment can include up to $1,000 in fines and a year in jail. Drugs that fall into Schedules I through V are considered felonies, and prison sentences vary, according to category and whether this is a first offense.
Just Because It’s Not In Your Pocket, Doesn’t Mean It’s Not In Your Possession
Drugs do not necessarily have to be in your possession in order to be charged. If you are perceived as having control over the drugs near you, or if you are observed attempting to dispose of or hiding suspected drugs, you can also be charged, if it is in fact drugs.
Instead of trying to defend yourself against drug charges, turn to our nearly 30 years of professional experience. We know the courts, the laws and the best methods for protecting your rights and long-term interests.
Let’s Work Together To Protect Your Future
The authorities take drug charges seriously. Shouldn’t you secure the services of an attorney who takes these matters just as seriously? To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, call us at our Alpharetta or Cumming, Georgia, law offices at 800-780-2275, toll free at 866-726-2153, or online by sending us an email.