If you have been arrested for possessing, purchasing, or trafficking of synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic marijuana, then hire a criminal defense attorney with a track record of having these cases reduced or dismissed in court.
In recent years, synthetic versions of illegal drugs have become more and more prevalent. These drugs are produced in a lab and imitate the effects of other drugs like cannabis, methamphetamine, and cocaine. They are most often made in illegal labs, so it is hard to know what ingredients were used and what their potential effects could be. Synthetic drugs create a range of effects from paranoia and anxiety to severe illness or death.
Also known as synthetic cannabinoid, spice, or K2, synthetic marijuana is a mixture of chemicals and organic material that creates similar physical and psychological sensations to marijuana by stimulating the brain receptors that also bind to THC. The actual effects of synthetic marijuana can be difficult to predict.
Bath salts are a chemical mixture that contains cathinones. Cathinones imitate the effects of methamphetamine or cocaine. These drugs may come with labels that say “not for human consumption,” but their intended use is often depicted in some way through the packaging or marketing.
Georgia made synthetic marijuana illegal in 2012,following the death of a teenager who had consumed the drug. The law deemed synthetic marijuana to be a Schedule I drug with a strong potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. Being charged with Schedule I possession carries a punishment of up to 15 years in prison.
It depends on the specifics of your case. These charges are taken very seriously by local prosecutors.
Working with an experienced attorney is important to successfully fight your charges. Your attorney should advise you on what you’re facing and recommend the appropriate defense strategy. Typical defenses against possession of synthetic cannabinoid or synthetic marijuana charges include:
Fighting injustice in the legal system is the backbone of the Claiborne Firm’s reputation. We only take on cases that we feel strongly about, so we can give each client the attention they deserve. Our courtroom approach is aggressive – we don’t back down, and we know how to use the media when necessary.
If you’re facing charges for possession of synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic marijuana, K2, spice, or bath salts, contact us at (912) 351-8775 to review your case at no cost or obligation.