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Possession in Marietta

Have you been arrested?

After an arrest, it is imperative that you work with an attorney that is not afraid to aggressively represent your case and defend your rights and freedoms. Drug crimes are very serious and arrests can lead to heavy penalties including prison time and steep fines. In the state of Georgia, you may be arrested for possession if you are found with any illegal or controlled substance or paraphernalia on you or your property or any area that you may have control of, that may make claim to ownership. Possession is often the first step in charging someone with a drug crime.

The penalties for drug possession depend on the amount of drugs that were found on you or your property and the type of drugs that they were. If you have been arrested, you may be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the Schedule, or classification, or drug that was found in your possession.

Schedule I and Schedule II drugs are considered highly addictive with potential for abuse and penalties for first time offenders can range from 2-15 years. The Schedule classifications are on a sliding scale and each Schedule may hold different penalties, but each Schedule will be charged as a felony.

Marijuana Possession

Marijuana has gotten a lot of media attention in the past few months and Georgia law enforcement are always on the lookout for those in violation of the state's marijuana laws. The penalties that you may be facing after a marijuana possession arrest may include jail or prison time, fine, probation and mandatory community service and drug abuse awareness courses. Even small possessions of marijuana can be charged as misdemeanors and you will run the risk of having your charges elevated to a felony offense.

You need a Marietta criminal defense attorney!

It is absolutely imperative that after an arrest you contact The Merchant Law Firm right away. At our firm, we stand ready to provide our clients with outstanding representation for their case and assist them in obtaining the best possible outcome. Any criminal accusation can be devastating upon an individual, but when you work with our team, we will ensure that the searches of your property were warranted and your rights were not infringed upon during the investigation or arrest.

If you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate tocontact The Merchant Law Firm today and schedule a free case evaluation now.

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