Take The Offensive Against Georgia Drug Charges
The state of Georgia imposes harsh penalties for possessing or distributing drugs. The consequences of a conviction on Georgia drug charges are severe – including steep fines and substantial prison time – and can reverberate far beyond the significant punishments ordered by the court. Indeed, even a misdemeanor can distinctly limit your future employment prospects, educational opportunities or housing options.
At Katherine A. Gonos, Attorney at Law, attorney Gonos knows these stakes. As a former public defender with a comprehensive understanding of Georgia courts, she is committed to providing south Georgia defendants with the representation they need to protect their futures. With nearly two decades of legal experience, her knowledge of the legal system and her aggressive advocacy allow her to take the offensive against prosecutors.
Know The Serious Consequences For Georgia Drug Charge Convictions
While several states have fully or partially legalized marijuana, Georgia certainly has not. Even possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor, which can result in up to 12 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana is a felony which can result in six to 10 years in prison. Possession of any amount of marijuana with an intent to distribute it is punishable by two to 30 years in prison, and a fine of $100,000 to $1 million.
Moreover, as the fentanyl crisis increasingly captures headlines and alarms citizens, Georgia prosecutors face strong public pressure to crack down on the usage and distribution of other drugs. Georgia statutes outline the following ranges of consequences for violating controlled substance laws:
- Possession or distribution of a Schedule I Drug (including heroin, ecstasy, or psychedelic mushrooms) is a felony, and can result in up to 30 years in prison
- Possession or distribution or a Schedule II Drug (including cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, hydrocodone or codeine) can result in up to 30 years in prison.
- Possession or distribution of a Schedule III (steroids), Schedule IV (Xanax and Valium) or Schedule V Drug can result in up to 10 years in prison.
When decades of your life are on the line, you need a Georgia drug defense lawyer unafraid to tackle complex cases – including those drug charges linked to violent crime or other criminal charges. Attorney Gonos provides the comprehensive support her clients need to understand their options for relief, and the forceful defense they need to retain control over their lives.
Seek The Guidance Of An Assertive Ally
If you are facing Georgia drug charges, don’t hesitate to put a tested fighter on your side. To arrange a free consultation with Katherine A. Gonos, Attorney at Law, call 229-269-4923 or contact Ms. Gonos online. Hablamos Espanol.