Savannah Drug Crimes Attorneys
Aggressive Defense Against Drug Charges
Georgia imposes harsh penalties for drug offenses. The outcome of your case depends on the skill of your Savannah drug crime defense lawyer, and you cannot take any chances. Our team has represented countless clients facing a wide range of drug charges. Regardless of the differences in their situations and the severity of their charges, many of these clients have shared one thing--a fear of the future.
At Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC, our job is to help you overcome your fear of the future by ensuring you understand your charge, the possible outcomes, and the options you have from a criminal defense standpoint. We have successfully handled all types of drug cases, from simple possession to trafficking, and more.
Dismissed 16 Counts Including Forgery Charges
Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI
Charges Reduced DUI Refusal
Dismissed Illegal Gun Possession
Not Guilty Party to a Crime/ Armed Robbery
Types of Drug Offenses
Our Savannah drug crime defense attorneys have helped clients facing charges relating to a wide variety of substances, including:
The charges involved can include possession, manufacturing, sale, and distribution, all of which can come in different forms with different applicable laws.
Possession With Intent to Sell
You could be charged with possession with intent--a felony--if you have more than a certain amount of a particular drug, or if there is evidence that there was a trafficking operation (such as scales, wrapping materials, large amounts of cash, or other similar evidence). A first offense can lead to up to five years in prison and a second offense can be penalized by up to ten years in prison.
Goes Above and Beyond for You"Thanks to Cris's hard work and dedication, along with his team's support, the charges against me were ultimately dropped. They fought tirelessly on my behalf, and I am so grateful for everything they did for me."Ethan A.
True Advocate for Their Clients"Cris's expertise in criminal defense law was evident in the way they skillfully navigated the legal system, providing strategic guidance and support every step of the way. Thanks to their exceptional work, I was able to avoid the fine and the points being "Byron A.
Professional and Knowledgeable"Gage Montgomery of Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC did an outstanding job getting my traffic violation dismissed."Brad H.
Absolutely Amazing"Being out of state they always kept me informed on everything that was going on with my case and were very quick to respond back if I had any questions or concerns."Kendall T.
Expertise and Experience"They provided expertise and experience to review all evidence and lack thereof which helped me make a sound decision to not accept a plea and take my case to trial. Case dismissed before it even started!"Randy E.
Provides a Peace of Mind"Upon first speaking to Carli and Cris, their knowledge and experience was evident. They helped me understand the implications and next steps in addressing my situation."Chris Topher
Outstanding Job"Gage Montgomery was organized, kept me up to date each step of the way and ultimately got my violation completely dismissed."Kimberly P.
Fantastic representation!"Courtney has a deep understanding of the law and the how everything works. She guided me through the process, kept me up to date on all aspects of my case, provided valuable advice and lead me to a outcome more favorable than I could have ever expected."Doug
Grow Houses, Meth Manufacturing & Prescription Drug Trafficking in Georgia
There has been a great deal of attention by law enforcement regarding finding those who are involved in marijuana cultivation or the manufacturing of meth. State and federal police agencies work in a coordinated effort to identify any person involved in these illegal activities. The penalties imposed in a conviction will be life-changing, including many years in state prison on a first offense. There has also been a massive crackdown on illegal prescription drug offenses and all associated crimes such as prescription fraud and doctor shopping.
Whether you face a relatively minor charge, such as simple possession of marijuana, or a more serious charge, such as heroin trafficking, our team can build a defense strategy to fit your needs.
What Are the Penalties for Drug Possession Crimes in Georgia?
The penalties that can be imposed for possession vary based on the type of drug. Schedule I and Schedule II drugs are considered the most dangerous. These drugs include LSD, opium, heroin, cocaine, meth, and other amphetamines, THC, angel dust, ecstasy, and GHB. Possessing one of these substances can lead to a prison sentence of 5–30 years on a first offense, and up to life imprisonment for those with a prior conviction. Schedule III, IV, and V drugs include steroids, codeine, hydrocodone, Xanax, and many other prescription medications.
The sentencing possibilities for the different schedules include the following:
Possession of a Schedule I or Schedule II drug
Having less than one gram (or one ml of a liquid) is punishable by a prison term between one to three years and having up to four grams or ml carries a prison term between one year and eight years.
Non-narcotic Schedule II substances
Having less than two grams or ml of a liquid is punishable by a prison sentence of between one year and three years and having up to four grams or ml carries a prison term between one year and eight years.
Possession of Schedule III, IV, or V
Possession of any of these substances is punishable by a prison term between one and three years.
Possession of less than one ounce of cannabis is punishable by a jail sentence of up to 12 months and a fine of no more than $1,000 and possession of more than one ounce carries a prison term between one year and 10 years. Possessing over 50 pounds of marijuana carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years as well as a mandatory fine of at least $100,000, and up to $1,000,000.