Criminal Defense Matters

Criminal Defense Matters

Criminal Defense Matters

GA Drug Trafficking Cases

GA Drug Trafficking

Drug Trafficking Laws in Georgia

GA Drug Trafficking Lawyer

Under the law, drug trafficking includes transporting, distributing, making or selling drugs. Trafficking is such a serious offense that the federal government has outlined minimum penalties. Many states, including Georgia, use these as a guideline for sentencing.

Mandatory Minimum Trafficking Penalties

Trafficking charges are triggered by the amount of the substance in question, not necessarily its schedule. For example:

Morphine, opium and heroin:

    • More than four grams but less than 14: five years
    • 14-28 grams: at least 10 years
    • More than 28 grams: 25 years

Methamphetamine and amphetamine:

    • 28-200 grams: 10 years
    • 200-400 grams: 15 years
    • Over 400 grams: 25 years


  • 10 pounds to 2,000 pounds: five years
  • 2,000 to 10,000 pounds: seven years
  • 10,000 pounds or more: 15 years


  • 28 grams to 200 grams: 10 years
  • 200 grams to 400 grams: 15 years
  • Over 400 grams: 25 years

Enhanced Penalties

Penalties for drug trafficking can be enhanced under the following circumstances:

  • Selling or distributing near a school
  • The type of drugs (Schedule I or II may result in higher penalties)
  • Transporting controlled substances across state lines
  • Carrying a controlled substance in any amount on an airplane

Serious Charges Need a Serious Defense

Drug trafficking is the most serious drug-related charge you can face in the state of Georgia. And because it is a felony, this penalties for this offense will follow you for years after you have completed your prison sentence and paid the fines associated with your conviction.

Do not attempt to handle a drug trafficking case on your own.


The information you obtain at this web site, related videos, image resources, Facebook, Twitter or other social media content, or blog postings is not, nor is it intended to be or provide, legal advice from a Georgia lawyer. This page is designed to help you find legal information, learn the basics about any criminal offense or court case in the state of Georgia, and then search for attorneys near me for your representation in GA.

You are well advised to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation, and to obtain targeting help from an experienced lawyer in the community. Our Georgia lawyers invite you to peruse our site for answers to FAQs, charts, graphics and explanation of legal terms about Georgia laws. Then, call today about our legal services. 

Our attorneys in Atlanta can interview you in person, or remotely via cell phone video conference or computer laptop or desktop interview. Our law group welcomes your email communication, chat responses, phone calls, letters and electronic mail, so that we can try to be of service in the areas of criminal defense when you contact us. 

 Our law office maintains a strict privacy policy, and (if you don’t retain one of our Georgia attorneys) our law firm staff will shred your paperwork. Contacting us (through any communication method) does not create an attorney-client relationship until a fee agreement is signed and you hire a legal professional with our legal team.

Please do not send any confidential information to our GA attorneys through this website portal until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established and all terms and conditions or our retainer contact are agreed upon. If needed, clients may request a payment plan with our criminal justice attorney for payment of your legal fees.

Copyright 2020, by William C. Head. All rights reserved.