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Possession with Intent to Distribute Drugs in Georgia

Learn More About the Charge with an Athens Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

There is a fine line between simple drug possession and possession with intent to distribute; unfortunately, overzealous law enforcement and prosecutors sometimes step over this line. While simple possession drug penalties are serious on their own, intent to distribute charges can significantly increase the sentence—resulting in years of imprisonment and thousands in fines. When this happens, reach out to the Law Offices of J. Lee Webb for help from our renowned Athens drug crime defense attorney.

There are numerous angles to a criminal charge that are hard to find without experienced training. Call (706) 705-5122 to work with a skilled legal professional.

Possession with Intent to Distribute Charges

If you have only a small amount of controlled substances in your possession for personal use, you can be charged with simple possession. However, if you have a large amount of drugs or the police find paraphernalia that is indicative of distribution—such as small plastic bags, scales and large amounts of case—the charge will be upgraded to possession with intent to distribute.

The sentence for an intent to distribute conviction depends on a number of factors, such as:

  • The type of drug
  • The amount of drugs in possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Your prior criminal history

Generally, you can expect penalties such as prison time, fines, community service, probation, and drug rehabilitation.

You will also walk away with a felony record that may have a significant impact on your future. The social stigma of a felony drug charge would make applying for jobs, renting an apartment or travelling outside of the United States much more difficult.

Fighting Your Charges

The sad fact is that drug-related offenses could result in penalties more serious than that of a violent criminal act. For this reason, it’s important to retain an Athens criminal defense lawyer, like Lee Webb, who will be your advocate at this critical time.

Mr. Webb invites you to call (706) 705-5122 and ask your case questions during a free evaluation.

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  • We understand both the procedure of drug & alcohol tests, and the science behind them

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