Get A Strong Georgia Defense Attorney On Your Side When Suspected Of A Drug Crime
Drug crime charges can quickly become very serious legal problems for anyone. These charges can come about in a number of ways, such as when:
- Someone else in the same car or house possesses the illegal substances and everyone present gets arrested
- Someone is accused of a crime while carrying their own properly prescribed drugs but without the container from the pharmacy
- A health care provider in a hospital who has a drug addiction surreptitiously takes pills intended for patients
- A “friend” tips off law enforcement agents about the presence of illegal drugs in someone’s house or car as part of the friend’s plea bargain in their own drug crime case
No matter what the circumstances were that led up to your drug-related arrest or criminal charges, your legal situation is serious and you have no time to waste. You need a qualified drug crimes lawyer on your side as soon as possible.
Defending Georgians Accused Of All Types Of Drug Crimes
Our clients often report having been arrested for alleged offenses involving marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl. Their charges include:
- Possession of controlled substances
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Possession of paraphernalia
- Distribution of illegal drugs or illegally obtained prescription drugs
- Conspiracy to commit crimes such as those listed above
When we represent people charged with drug crimes, we always try to determine whether the defendant’s own drug use is a factor. If so, we may recommend that the defendant begin drug dependency treatment even before meeting with a prosecutor.
Discuss your case frankly and in-depth in a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
Drug Schedules In Georgia
Drug schedules are classifications of types of drugs that may lead to criminal charges for someone who possesses or distributes them. Following are abbreviated descriptions:
- Schedule I drugs, such as heroin, LSD, psilocybin (mushrooms), ecstasy or marijuana, which have no medicinal uses and have a high potential for abuse
- Schedule II drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines, opium, morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone or fentanyl, which sometimes have medicinal uses, but also have a high potential for abuse
- Schedule III drugs, such as CNS depressants, CNS stimulants, steroids, barbiturates and other narcotics, which may have some medicinal uses but can lead to dependence if abused
- Schedule IV drugs, such as Xanax, Klonopin, valium and Ambien, which have a low potential for abuse but may lead to dependency
- Schedule V drugs, such as over-the-counter medications that include substances such as codeine that have medicinal uses but may lead to dependency if abused
If your criminal charges cited any of these substances, you can get your case off to a good start by being open and honest with your defense attorney about the circumstances leading to your arrest or investigation. Your lawyer may also order tests of samples from what the police seized. Sometimes such tests show that the alleged substances are not, in fact, any kind of drug at all.
Our Firm In McDonough Lives Out Its Legacy Of Effective Representation For Defendants
Sexton & Moody, P.C., was first established as Lee Sexton & Associates by the widely acclaimed late Lee Sexton in 1981. Drug crime defense cases have been part of the law practice ever since then. Attorney Sexton passed on many of his insights and skills that are still evident at the firm.
Today, the firm is up to date and in full operation meeting the needs of current drug crime case defendants. We honor his legacy by continuing to fight for our clients’ rights after they have been accused of drug crimes.