Distribution of Drugs in Georgia
Each drug charge case is unique. The penalties for a drug distribution conviction can be affected by factors such as:
- Whether it was a first offense
- Whether you have a criminal record
- Previous jail time
Drug crimes include simple possession, possession with intent to distribute, and trafficking. Other factors affecting your charges may include transporting drugs to another state, selling drugs at a school, or being arrested at an airport, all of which are felonies. Generally, the greater the quantity of drugs involved, the more severe the penalties.
Penalties for Drug Distribution in Georgia
In Georgia, almost every drug crime is a felony. The penalties for distribution in our state are especially harsh when compared with penalties in other states. Here are a few examples:
- For distributing cocaine, 28-200 grams gets you 10 years in prison; the years go up every 200 grams from there
- For opiates, which include heroin, just four grams or more is considered trafficking; up to 14 grams gets you five years in prison, and the sentence goes up from there
- Marijuana trafficking is possession of over 10 lbs. and less than 2,000 lbs.; five years in prison
- Methamphetamine or amphetamine trafficking involves 28 to 200 grams, which carries a 10-year sentence
Lower amounts are not without harsh penalties, but may be charged as possession instead of trafficking.
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