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Possession With Intent to Distribute in GA

Possession With Intent to Distribute Lawyer

Drug possession charges are serious at both the state and federal level. However, charges of possession with intent to distribute are subject to more serious penalties.

Under Georgia and federal law, charges of possession with intent to distribute can be filed if an individual is found to have a certain amount of a controlled substance. Distribution can also be defined as simply giving the drug to someone else.

Penalties for Possession with Intent to Distribute

The penalties for this serious charge vary depending on the type of drug involved in the case. Below is a list of punishment ranges, broken out by drug schedule :

  • Schedules I & II
    • First Offense: Between five and 30 years in prison
    • Second and subsequent offenses: 10-40 years in prison or a life sentence
  • Schedule III, IV and V:
    • 1 to 10 years in prison

Long-Term Consequences

Since possession with intent to distribute is a felony in Georgia, a conviction will result in many long-term consequences that will play out long after your initial penalties have been served. A felony conviction may keep you from being hired for certain jobs, securing employment or even finding a place to live.

Defending Possession with Intent to Distribute

Because this is such a serious charge, it is essential that you work with an experienced drug crimes defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest. Protect your future and fight to keep you good name intact by contacting the attorneys at Kohn & Yager today.

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