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Alpharetta Drug Crimes Attorney

Defending Against Drug Crimes in Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Fulton County & Forsyth County

The police arrested you, and the prosecutor charged you with a drug-related crime. Surprisingly, you're not alone. Statistically, most people use (or at least try to use) a recreational drug at some point. Some who do this get caught. Others don't.

We won't kid you. Any drug-related arrest in Georgia is severe, whether you're caught with pot in your car or busted trying to distribute narcotics. One conviction—even on a single charge for drug possession of marijuana—can devastate your freedom and future. Now is not the time to take risks.

Are you facing a drug charge in Georgia? Call Brian Hansford Law today at (678) 647-6444 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our drug crimes lawyer in Alpharetta!

Georgia Drug Schedule Classification

Drugs are broken up into 'Schedules' and include the following:

  • Schedule I: the most dangerous of drugs, including ecstasy, mushrooms, heroin, etc.
  • Schedule II: drugs that may be used for medical purposes, requiring a prescription, including opium, Codeine, cocaine, etc.
  • Schedule III: includes steroid drugs.
  • Schedule IV: includes Xanax and Valium.
  • Schedule V: must be prescribed and are commonly abused.

In addition to our Cumming office, we have a new location in Roswell in the Gilbert House at 38 Sloan Street which is available by appointment.

Types of Drug Crime Cases We Defend

At Brian Hansford Law, our commitment to excellence means we pursue every available legal way of protecting your freedom. As your representative, we will examine the evidence and how investigators collected it. If your rights were violated in any way, we would find out about it.

We defend people who are accused of the following drug crimes in the state of Georgia:

  • Possession of an illegal substance
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Smuggling drugs, narcotics, or controlled substances across state or international lines
  • Growing, cultivating, or manufacturing illegal substances
  • Gun or firearm arrests related to drug crimes

What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Georgia?

In Georgia, the penalties for drug crimes can be severe and depend on the offense committed. Here are the penalties for some common drug-related offenses:

  • Possession of an illegal substance: In Georgia, possessing a controlled substance is a felony offense. The penalty depends on the type of drug involved and the amount in possession. For example, possessing less than one ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Possession of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine is a felony offense and can result in a prison sentence of up to 15 years.
  • Possession with intent to distribute: Possession with intent to distribute is a more serious offense than simple possession. The penalty depends on the type and amount of drugs involved and any prior convictions. For example, possession with intent to distribute less than an ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine is a felony offense and can result in a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
  • Smuggling drugs, narcotics, or controlled substances across state or international lines: This offense is a federal crime and can result in significant penalties, including a sentence of up to life in prison and a fine of up to $10 million.
  • Growing, cultivating, or manufacturing illegal substances: The penalty for growing or manufacturing drugs in Georgia varies depending on the type and amount of drugs involved. For example, growing fewer than ten marijuana plants is a felony offense and can result in a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
  • Gun or firearm arrests related to drug crimes: In Georgia, it is illegal for a person who has been convicted of a felony drug offense to possess a firearm. This offense is a felony and can result in a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

It's important to note that these penalties are subject to change and may be influenced by other factors such as prior criminal history and the judge's discretion. It's also worth noting that drug crimes in Georgia can have long-term consequences beyond legal penalties, such as difficulty finding employment and housing.

What Makes a Drug Charge a Federal Offense?

Basic possession may be kept at the state level, while offenses such as drug trafficking, manufacturing, or intent to distribute are more likely to be charged at a federal level. Any criminal acts that suggest that the individuals may be performing a severe criminal business and making substantial earnings will deal with federal charges.

Contact Our Alpharetta Drug Crimes Lawyer Today

People convicted of narcotics-related crimes in Georgia are often subject to mandatory sentencing. This means lengthy prison sentences, fines, and the loss of other personal rights for any drug-related conviction.

Attorney Hansford believes you should be able to make things right after your arrest. Whether you go into an alternative treatment program or we aim to get the drug charges dismissed, we can work relentlessly to help minimize the impact a drug-related arrest has on your life. Sometimes, our drug crime lawyer in Alpharetta can even have the drug charges expunged from your criminal record.

Contact Brian Hansford Law today to schedule a FREE consultation with our drug crimes attorney in Alpharetta!

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Why Brian Hansford Law?

  • First Class Representation

    At Brian Hansford Law, you get a defense team that will give you their undivided attention to your case. We take the time to understand your situation and meticulously prepare your caseĀ in an effort to achieve the best possible result.

  • Former Prosecutor

    Having been a former prosecutor, Brian Hansford understands both sides of the criminal justice system. This experience helps him design an effective defense for his clients.

  • Fierce Trial Attorney

    Many attorneys are afraid to go to trial - NOT US! We aggressively prepare every case as if it will go to trial.

  • 20 Years of Experience

    There's no substitution for experience. With 20 years of practicing law, our team has handled all kinds of charges from misdemeanors to some of the most complex and serious crimes.

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