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Drug Possession Defense in Atlanta

Skilled Atlanta Drug Crime Attorney

Depending on the class or "schedule" of the drug you are charged with possessing, you could face several years in prison if convicted. Georgia prosecutors are cracking down on those arrested with possessing all types of illegal substances which means you need a tenacious Atlanta drug crime lawyer to protect your rights.

You can trust that the legal counsel obtained from the Law Office of Tanya F. Miller, LLC is based on the facts since Tanya Miller has prior experience as a prosecutor. You can trust that she knows how the prosecution can work to convict you and can use this knowledge to discredit their case.

Avoiding the Consequences of a Conviction

Drugs do not need to be on your person for you to be charged with possession. They only need to be under your control, meaning they are close at hand and you are aware of their location.

Drug schedules and punishments are based on the perceived danger of the drug in question:

  • Less than 1 oz. of marijuana—up to $1,000 in fines and 1 year in prison
  • More than 1 oz. or marijuana—1 to 10 years in prison and variable fines
  • Schedule I & II (LSD, morphine, cocaine, etc.)—2 to 15 years in prison and fines
  • Schedule III, IV, & V (ketamine, clonazepam, opium, etc.)—1 to 5 years in prison and fines

Your driver's license will automatically be suspended with a drug possession conviction as well for at least six months. You can also be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia which comes with up to $1,000 in fines and one year in prison.

Trusted & Effective Representation

Proving you had knowledge of a drug's location or that it was "nearby" can be difficult and contested during litigation by a trained Atlanta drug crime attorney. Our firm is ready to argue in your defense and challenge your drug charges because we understand the penalties involved in a conviction can ruin your life. Trust us to work towards the best results possible!

Call the firm today for a free case evaluation—(404) 720-8111!