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Facing possession with intent to distribute charges can be frightening but being accused of possession with intent to distribute does not mean you’re going to prison. Fighting your charges is possible. It is also possible to have your charges dismissed or reduced.

You are probably worried about jail time, expensive fines, and your permanent record. At The Claiborne Firm, we want our clients to have hope.

We have a reputation for fighting for justice in the legal system. We believe in “innocent until proven guilty,” although, sadly, we’ve seen many people suffer unjustly due to a lack of legal representation.

Possession with Intent to Distribute, Explained

In Georgia and according to federal regulations, it’s illegal to possess and distribute certain amounts of controlled substances. Intent to distribute is typically determined based on the amount of the controlled substance in your possession.

 

Penalties for Possession with Intent to Distribute

The penalties for possession with intent to distribute depend on the “schedule” of drugs found in your possession. The federal schedule categorizes controlled substances by their “medicinal value” and potential for abuse. The schedules and associated penalties are listed in the chart below.
 

Schedule Examples of Controlled Substances Penalty
Schedule I LSD, mushrooms, MDMA, heroin, marijuana, peyote First Offense: 5-30 years

Subsequent offenses: 10-40 years or life

Schedule II Methamphetamine, Hydrocodone, Fentanyl, Vicodin, Oxycodone, opium, cocaine First Offense: 5-30 years

Subsequent offenses: 10-40 years or life

Schedule III Steroids, Ketamine 1-10 years
Schedule IV Valium, Xanax, Ambien 1-10 years
Schedule V Robitussin, Lyrica, Other prescription drugs, generally 1-10 years

Is Possession with Intent to Distribute a Felony in Georgia?

Possession of any drugs on the schedule without a prescription is considered a felony and, as such, can lead to significant time in prison.

How Can I Fight My Possession with Intent to Distribute Charges?

Fighting possession with intent to distribute is possible. Some common defenses include:

  • • Wrongful accusations or mistaken identity
  • • Entrapment
  • • Proving you didn’t actually possess the drugs
  • • Proving the substance is not actually illegal
  • • Procedural errors and mistakes by law enforcement
  • • Establishing a violation of your constitutional rights

Each case is unique. We formulate our defense by listening to our clients’ sides of the story.

Why Choose The Claiborne Firm?

Our reputation for standing up for our clients’ constitutional rights in the face of injustice makes us uniquely positioned to defend clients charged with possession with intent to distribute. We give each client the attention he or she deserves by not taking on a high caseload. We are aggressive in court, and we come up with innovative solutions for fighting cases that might seem hopeless. We’ve successfully leveraged the media on past cases, and we welcome the challenge of fighting for our clients’ rights.

If you’re facing possession with intent to distribute charges, call us to discuss your case today at (912) 236-9559.

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