Atlanta Methamphetamine Lawyer
Methamphetamine is considered to be controlled substances, and its distribution, trafficking, possession, or manufacture is harshly punished under Georgia law. If you are facing methamphetamine drug charges in Atlanta, our team at the Law Office of Thomas, Webb and Willis, LLC can represent you.
Penalties for Methamphetamine Possession, Distribution, and More
Methamphetamine, often shorted to “meth,” is a schedule II drug. Georgia Code Title 16, Chapter 13 describes the penalties for methamphetamine possession, distribution, trafficking, and manufacturer. It should be noted that the penalties listed below are not inclusive; penalties are dependent upon the amount of meth in question, as well as to whom the drugs were distributed and where (e.g. drug crimes committed near a school or involving underage persons are more harshly penalized).
Per Georgia Code, any person who sells, delivers, brings into the state, or has possession of 28 grams or more of methamphetamine is guilty of a felony offense of trafficking methamphetamine, and shall be punished by:
- A fine of $200,000 and 10 years’ imprisonment, if the amount is more than 28 grams but less than 200 grams;
- A fine of $300,000 and 15 years’ imprisonment, if the amount is more than 200 grams but less than 400 grams; and
- A fine of $1,000,000 and 25 years’ imprisonment if more than 400 grams of meth are involved.
It is important to note that the above prison sentences are mandatory minimums. This means that these prison sentence term lengths are non-negotiable.
Possession of any controlled substance with intent to manufacture methamphetamine is a felony crime, punishable by incarceration of not less than one year nor no more than 10 years.
Work with an Experienced Atlanta Methamphetamine Lawyer
If you are facing methamphetamine drug charges, you need drug attorneys in Atlanta who are committed to protecting your rights during the criminal process. Contact the Law Office of Thomas, Webb and Willis, LLC today to schedule a free case consultation.
Methamphetamine charges are nothing to mess around with – as stated above, a conviction could mean a mandatory minimum prison sentence. For this reason, it is essential to start building your defense today. Call our Atlanta drug law firm now at (404) 250-1113.