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The Controlled Substance Act is part of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 and contains a variety of Federal drug laws which affect people of all ages throughout the United States. In the Controlled Substance Act, drugs are classified in a schedule, which places controlled substances into five categories, which are dependent upon the medicinal value, harmfulness, and probability for addiction of the narcotic. Each schedule has its own set of penalties and punishments, depending upon certain factors. For example, any drug offense which involves a Schedule I drug, such as LSD, heroin, or methamphetamines will carry with it a much more severe penalty than an offense involving a narcotic named within Schedule II through V.

Violating Title 16, Chapter 13, Article 2 of the Controlled Substance Act may result in very serious charges and punishments. The G.C.S.A. details various drug related crimes which are illegal in the State of Georgia, which include the selling, distribution, possession, and purchasing or narcotics. The following are specific drug crimes which may carry with them serious penalties if an individual is convicted in Georgia:

  • Drug possession- Willfully and knowingly possessing a controlled substance is a violation of State and Federal laws. In addition to possessing a drug, in some cases it is illegal to possess substances or products which can be used to manufacture or cultivate drugs. Depending upon the amount of drugs a person has when arrested, he or she may be charged with simple possession (small amount of narcotics) or with more serious charges if it is believed the drugs were to be sold or distributed.
  • Drug possession with intent to sell- Possessing a large amount of a controlled substance may result in a charge of possession with intent to sell. Even if the person possessing the substance has no intention of selling or distributing, they are many times charged with intent to sell anyway. This is a very serious charge and carries with it harsh punishments if convicted.
  • Drug trafficking- Every year countless people use automobiles, ships, airplanes, and other modes of transportation to bring narcotics into the United States, which is known as drug trafficking. Drug trafficking is also a statewide and nationwide crime, meaning that it does not have to originate in a foreign country to be considered drug trafficking. Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and marijuana are drugs which are heavily trafficked in the U.S.
  • Drug distributing- Drug distributing is a situation in which a drug manufacturer sells narcotics to a retailer or wholesaler, which then sell the drugs to other groups or individuals. Any accusation of drug distributing or dispensing must be taken seriously, as the penalties associated with a conviction are severe.

Fight your drug crime allegations with the help of an aggressive drug crime lawyer. With our help, you may be able to avoid serious criminal penalties and other negative consequences of a drug crime conviction.

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We are a nationally recognized law firm. For more than a decade, our aggressive drug offense lawyers have successfully defended clients charged with serious felony and misdemeanor charges, including drug trafficking, drug possession, and possession with intent cases.

If you have been charged with a drug offense, you are facing serious charges and should hire a skilled drug charge attorney as soon as possible. Our firm offers a free initial consultation to discuss your charges, answer your questions and inform you of your rights and your legal options so you can make the best decisions about your case and your future.

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Personal Injury, Family Lawyer & Divorce Attorney Steven L. Winig, Esq. of winiglaw.com is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and is licensed to practice before all Florida State Courts, as well as the United States District Courts for Southern and Middle Florida. Winig Law routinely handles cases throughout Palm Beach County including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Greenacres, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach and surrounding areas.

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