Drug charges can have serious long-term consequences. Minors facing drug-related charges could also be facing a future in which educational and employment opportunities are limited. Adults can face the possibility of fines, jail time, mandatory driver’s license suspensions along with other penalties.
Zealous defense is vital in almost any case in which one is facing criminal prosecution. As a public defender, Stephanie G. Johnson gained extensive experience as an advocate for the accused and can put that experience to work for you.
Drug classifications by “schedule”
Highly addictive drugs with no recognized medical use: heroin, LSD, ecstasy, GHB
Meth, cocaine, crack, morphine, opium, methadone
Schedule IV, V, VI
Prescription drugs not prescribed
*This list is not complete and some drugs may be listed in more than one category*
GA Drug Possession Penalties
Georgia Drug Possession Penalties:
Drug Marijuana less than 1 ounce
Possible Sentence Up to $1000 + 1 year in prison
Drug Marijuana more than 1 ounce
Possible Sentence1-10 years in prison and variable fines
Drug Schedule I and II - first offense
Possible Sentence 2-15 years in prison and variable fines
Drug Schedule I and II – second offense +
Possible Sentence 5-30 years in prison and variable fines
Drug Schedule III, IV, V - first offense
Possible Sentence 1-5 years in prison and variable fines
Drug Schedule III, IV, V – second offense +
Possible Sentence 1-10 years in prison and variable fines
Drug convictions also include a mandatory driver’s license suspension. The first offence is a 6-month suspension, the second is one year, and the third is two years.