Drugs are found everywhere in our society, and while most are illegal, some are considered a less serious offense when found in possession of someone being arrested.
Any substances that are deemed controlled substances by the federal government, and listed in the DEA’s Scheduled Substances list, are also illegal under Georgia state law (The Georgia Controlled Substances Act).
Many illegal drugs are considered misdemeanor offenses; however, some are considered more serious and are designated felonies. Being convicted of a misdemeanor possession offense will come with much more lenient penalties than a felony, as well as lower potential fines.
From our team of Marietta drug crime defense lawyers at the Frye Law Group, here’s what you need to know about controlled substance offenses in Georgia.