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Is Driving Under the Influence a Felony Offense in Georgia?

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in all 50 states and while many people assume that such an offense is only charged as a driving infraction or a misdemeanor, the reality is that a DUI can result in a felony conviction. If you were arrested for driving under the influence… Read More »

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The Indirect Repercussions of a Cobb County DUI Conviction

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

In Georgia, being convicted of a DUI comes with severe penalties, including jail time, hefty fines, and a driver’s license suspension. These are not, however, the only consequences of a DUI conviction in Georgia, where such a charge goes on a person’s criminal record. This in turn, can have unforeseen short and long-term repercussions,… Read More »

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What is the Legal Blood Alcohol Limit in Georgia?

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

In Georgia, as in the rest of the U.S., the legal blood alcohol limit (BAC) for drivers is .08 percent. This does not mean, however, that a person with a BAC below this amount cannot be charged with driving under the influence. In fact, we receive calls all the time from those who have… Read More »

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Marijuana Possession Charges in Cobb County

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

In Georgia, those who are accused of marijuana possession could face either misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the amount seized and whether the person was accused of simple possession or possession with intent to distribute. Read on to learn more about these kinds of drug possession cases. Misdemeanor Possession Charges  Under Georgia law,… Read More »

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Were You Charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance in Cobb County, Georgia?

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Narcotics and other substances that are illegal to possess in Georgia are referred to as controlled substances. It is not, however, only unlawful to possess these substances, but also to manufacture, sell, or distribute them. In fact, allegations of this nature are some of the most serious drug crimes with which a person can… Read More »

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Navigating Georgia Drug Charges

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Drug crimes are severely penalized in Georgia, with many of those who are convicted of these offenses facing mandatory fines and minimum sentences. Unfortunately, a significant number of individuals who are charged with drug crimes in Georgia don’t realize the gravity of their situation. That’s why it’s so important for defendants to work with… Read More »

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What are the “Drug Free School Zone” Laws in Georgia?

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Georgia is one of many states that increases the penalties for those who are convicted of committing drug-related offenses in certain areas, including “Drug Free School Zones.” In our state, anyone found in possession of, trafficking in, or manufacturing a controlled substance in such an area faces much harsher penalties if convicted. At the… Read More »

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Marijuana Drug Trafficking in Cobb County, Georgia

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Drug trafficking charges are different from other kinds of drug offenses, like simple possession, possession with intent to distribute, and drug manufacturing. The main difference between drug trafficking and these offenses is the quantity of a substance found in a person’s possession. Because of the large amounts of drugs involved in these cases, the… Read More »

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What are the Penalties for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute in Cobb County, Georgia?

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

While all drug charges should be taken seriously, certain offenses, including possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, come with more significant penalties. Those accused of possessing a Schedule I or II controlled substance, for instance, could face up to 30 years imprisonment for a first time offense. Controlled Substance Classifications  In Cobb… Read More »

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The Difference Between Possession with Charges of Intent to Distribute and Drug Trafficking in Cobb County

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Drug crimes in Cobb County can be confusing, with some offenses, like Possession with Intent to Distribute being hard to differentiate from others, such as Drug Trafficking. While both of these drug offenses are serious felonies in Cobb County and carry enhanced and in some instances, mandatory minimum prison sentences, they are different charges… Read More »

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