Stephanie G. Johnson Legal
Stephanie G. Johnson Legal
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Drug Charges

Stephanie G Johnson Legal Criminal Defense Attorney

Drug Crime Defense Attorney

Drug Charges


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

 

 Drug classifications by “schedule”

Schedule I

Highly addictive drugs with no recognized medical use: heroin, LSD, ecstasy, GHB

Schedule II

Meth, cocaine, crack, morphine, opium, methadone

Schedule III

Testosterone, ketamine

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

Level Misdemeanor

Possible Sentence Up to $1000 + 1 year in prison

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Drug Marijuana more than 1 ounce

Level Felony

Possible Sentence1-10 years in prison and variable fines

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Drug Schedule I and II - first offense

Level Felony

Possible Sentence 2-15 years in prison and variable fines

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Drug Schedule I and II – second offense +

Level Felony

Possible Sentence 5-30 years in prison and variable fines

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Drug Schedule III, IV, V - first offense

Level Felony

Possible Sentence 1-5 years in prison and variable fines

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Drug Schedule III, IV, V – second offense +

Level Felony

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. 


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