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Category Archives: Drug Crimes

Drug Trafficking That Causes Overdose Can Lead to Felony Murder Charges

On October 15, 2021, prosecutors in Gwinnett County obtained a felony murder conviction of an accused drug dealer for distributing drugs that caused a fatal overdose. The man, Eric Denver Moore, pleaded guilty to charges of selling heroin laced with fentanyl, which caused the death of the drug user. Moore was sentenced to life in… Read More »

Differences Between Drug Possession and Drug Trafficking in Georgia

When people hear the phrase “drug trafficking,” they may think of cartels and major dealers moving mass quantities of narcotics from country to country or state to state. Drug trafficking charges are typically brought against someone who was caught in the act of smuggling or selling drugs. But in Georgia, it’s not what you were… Read More »

Georgia Now Allows Early License Reinstatement After a DUI Conviction for Drugs or Marijuana

A Georgia law that recently went into effect eases restrictions on people convicted of driving under the influence of marijuana or controlled substances. Prior to the passage of House Bill 799, those convicted of drug-related DUIs were subject to an automatic one-year driver’s license suspension with no possibility of early reinstatement. But the law, which… Read More »

Collateral Consequences of Georgia Drug Possession Convictions

Georgia’s drug possession laws are harsh, with penalties that can include years in prison, even for just possessing more than one ounce of marijuana. Whether the substance or substances were intended for personal use or for sale and distribution will affect the severity of the charge, but a major factor is the type and amount… Read More »

Georgia’s Serious Penalties for Marijuana Possession

While many states have decriminalized or even legalized recreational marijuana, Georgia has not. In fact, possessing less than an ounce of marijuana could lead to up to 12 months’ incarceration and fines up to $1,000. Those caught with more than an ounce could face felony charges, with a conviction leading to a jail term of… Read More »

Will You Go to Jail for a Possession Charge in Georgia?

The penalties you might face if convicted of possession depend largely on the type of drug in question and the amount in your possession at the time of arrest. Although many states have begun to legalize or decriminalize the use of recreational marijuana, the state of Georgia can still be quite harsh when it comes… Read More »

If You’re Arrested for Marijuana Possession, Will You Lose Your Driver’s License?

One of the most common questions we receive from people who have been arrested for marijuana possession is whether a conviction will result in a suspension or revocation of their driving privileges. Thanks to a 2015 change in Georgia law, a simple possession charge does not result in a driver’s license suspension unless the person… Read More »

Is There Any Way to Avoid Prison for a Drug Trafficking Charge?

Drug trafficking is a type of distribution that involves the illegal sale of a controlled substance. Trafficking has less to do with whether the drugs crossed state lines as it does with the amount of drugs involved. The consequences of a drug trafficking conviction in Georgia vary greatly depending on the type and amount of… Read More »

Do You Really Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer for Your Drug Case?

Any time you’re facing possible prison time or other serious penalties, you’ll want a lawyer representing you. Even if a conviction seems inevitable, a skilled criminal defense lawyer will fight for your best interests and work to reduce the potential penalties you face. This is especially important in Georgia, where officials are especially tough when… Read More »