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Georgia Schedule I Controlled Substance

Drugs and other controlled substances are divided into different schedules depending on their potential for abuse, risk of dependency, and medical use. If you are arrested for a drug offense related to possessing, distributing, or trafficking any controlled substance, you could be subject to severe penalties, which may include up to one year in prison. Any person facing a Georgia Schedule I controlled substance charge should immediately contact a qualified drug defense lawyer for assistance.

Of all of the controlled substances, those in Schedule I are considered to have the most potential for abuse, the highest risk of physical and psychological dependency and no approved medical use. Drugs in this schedule include: gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), heroin, MDMA, ecstasy, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), peyote, mescaline, methaqualone, and marijuana.

If you are caught with a Schedule I controlled substance, you may be charged with a felony offense. The only exception is marijuana—possessing less than an ounce is a misdemeanor in Georgia. If you are convicted of a felony offense, you could face at least one year in prison, stiff fines, community service, probation, and drug rehabilitation treatment. You could even lose your license, even if you weren’t arrested while behind the wheel of a car.

The penalties for a drug-related conviction may be enhanced if you were arrested near a school or playground or were distributing a controlled substance to a minor. Transporting drugs across state lines could also lead to increased consequences.

Georgia has several drug-related charges that you could be subject to after being arrested with a controlled subject. These include: drug possession, possession with intent to distribute, drug manufacturing, and trafficking. While drug possession is the lesser of these charges, manufacturing and trafficking could lead to a lengthy prison sentence.

If you have recently been arrested for possessing a Schedule I controlled substance in Georgia, a skilled drug defense lawyer may be able to help. Your lawyer will conduct an independent investigation to uncover evidence that may be beneficial for your defense.

To learn more about how to fight your Schedule I controlled substance charge, please fill out our online contact form now for a free case evaluation.

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