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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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Drug Possession vs Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Under Georgia law, it is illegal to buy, possess, manufacture, or sell controlled substances. While violating these laws will often result in a felony drug charge, it is also true that some drug offenses are considered to be more serious than others. A drug possession charge, for instance, comes with less severe penalties than… Read More »

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What Evidence is Required to Convict Someone of Drug Trafficking in Georgia?

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

The term drug trafficking actually covers a wide range of criminal activities, including everything from manufacturing or transporting to selling and distributing a controlled substance. Even possession of certain amounts of a substance can result in charges of drug trafficking. However, to obtain a conviction, the state will need to present key pieces of… Read More »

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Can You Be Arrested and Charged for Drug Possession if Police Find Drugs in Your Car in Georgia?

By Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C. |

Drug possession is a major criminal offense. Depending on the substance and amount, it could be a felony criminal offense that carries substantial time in state prison. You may be wondering: Can you be convicted of drug possession if narcotics are found in your vehicle in Georgia? The answer is “yes”—a person could face… Read More »

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