Drug Possession Lawyers in Fulton County, GA

Facing drug charges can be overwhelming and frightening, but you don’t have to navigate the legal system alone. Our team of experienced drug defense lawyers is here to provide you with the skilled legal representation you need to protect your rights and secure your future. Our attorneys are former Fulton County Drug Prosecutors, so we understand how the State is going to investigate, prepare, and fight the case. That allows us to prepare our defense to attack the weaknesses in the State Investigations and do everything we can to get any illegal items suppressed in court. With our unwavering commitment to our clients and our proven track record of success, you can trust us to fight tirelessly on your behalf. Contact our Fulton County drug defense lawyers about your drug possession case. Schedule your free consultation!

Understanding Georgia Controlled Substances Act (V.G.C.S.A.)

The purpose of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (V.G.C.S.A.) is to regulate the possession, distribution, and trafficking of controlled substances within the state. This law aims to combat drug abuse, ensure public safety, and reduce the illegal drug trade. By classifying drugs into different schedules based on their potential for abuse and accepted medical use, the V.G.C.S.A. helps authorities enforce regulations and penalties for those who violate drug laws. Ultimately, the goal of the V.G.C.S.A. is to protect communities from the harmful effects of drug abuse and addiction while promoting public health and safety.

Several Drug Schedules 

In Georgia, drugs are classified into different schedules under the V.G.C.S.A., each based on their potential for abuse and accepted medical use. These schedules help determine the severity of penalties for drug-related offenses. Here are the different drug schedules in Georgia:

Schedule I:

Drugs with a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. Examples include heroin, LSD (acid), and ecstasy (MDMA).

Schedule II: 

Substances with a high potential for abuse, severe restrictions for medical use, and a high risk of physical or psychological dependence. Examples include cocaine, methamphetamine, and oxycodone (OxyContin).

Schedule III: 

Drugs with a moderate to low potential for abuse and accepted medical uses. Examples include certain steroids and ketamine.

Schedule IV: 

Substances with a low potential for abuse compared to Schedule III drugs and accepted medical uses. Examples include Xanax (alprazolam), Valium (diazepam), and Ambien (zolpidem).

Schedule V: 

Drugs with the lowest potential for abuse among controlled substances and accepted medical uses. Examples include certain cough medicines containing codeine and some anti-diarrheal medications.

What Penalties Can Arise

In Georgia, penalties for drug possession and controlled substance charges can be severe. The penalties depend on the Schedule of Drug Possessed and the amount possessed. It can also be affected by whether or not a firearm was present during the drug possession. Regardless, the punishment often includes mandatory jail time, probation, fines, and mandatory drug treatment programs. Having a conviction on your record can also have long-term consequences, affecting your ability to secure employment, housing, and educational opportunities. That’s why it’s crucial to have skilled legal representation from The Freedom Lawyers. With our extensive experience in defending against drug charges, we can provide several advantages. 

There are also some avenues to have the charges dropped completely for first-time drug offenders. Our knowledge of Fulton County Courts and the system allows us to take advantage of every opportunity to have your drug charges dropped.

Why Trust The Freedom Lawyers? 

Here are some benefits of trusting our team of Fulton County drug defense lawyers in your case: 

Best Possible Outcome

Our experienced team of attorneys will defend your rights and advocate on your behalf throughout the legal process. We will meticulously investigate the details of your case, identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s arguments, and develop a strategic defense strategy tailored to your specific circumstances. With The Freedom Lawyers by your side, you can trust that we will fight tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Specialization In Drug Charges:

At The Freedom Lawyers, we specialize in defending clients against drug-related charges in Fulton County and throughout Georgia. Our team of attorneys has in-depth knowledge of Georgia drug laws and understands the complexities of the legal system. We have experience defending cases involving ‌the following: 

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs
  • Synthetic drugs

Individualized Strategy:

We understand that every case is unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to each client’s case. From the moment you contact us, we will take the time to listen to your story, understand your goals, and develop a customized legal strategy tailored to your specific needs. These cases often arise out of vehicle stops, search warrants, and surveillance. Our attorneys specialize in the unique issues and Constitutional challenges that arise out of vehicle stops, warrants, and phone surveillance. The police cannot do what they want. They have to have a legal basis- and with the right attorney making the right challenge- in some cases, the drugs can be thrown out. That is why hiring a specialized Fulton County Drug Possession Attorney can make all the difference.

Proven Track Record:

Our track record of success speaks for itself. We have successfully defended numerous clients against drug-related charges in Fulton County and have earned a reputation for our dedication, professionalism, and commitment to achieving results.

Schedule A Free Consultation

If you’re facing drug-related charges in Fulton County, don’t wait to seek legal representation. Take action toward protecting your rights and securing your future. Don’t let drug charges derail your life. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. Learn how we can help you fight back against your charges.