Drug Possession


Henry County Drug Crime Lawyer

Drug possession is a serious offense across the state of Georgia. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you could be looking at a conviction. A drug crime conviction is going to remain on your record and can haunt you for the rest of your life, even after you serve your sentence.

If you have been charged with marijuana possession or cultivation or illegal drug sales, contact Tom Barton today 770-961-7400 for your free initial phone consultation. This is not something you should take chances with.

Drug possession can be classified into two different crimes:

Drug possession- drug possession involves willfully and knowingly possessing a controlled substance. This can sometimes even include equipment or substances needed to make the drug.  Drug possession usually involves only a small amount (recreational usage) of the drug for your own personal use.

Drug possession with intent to sell- Possessing a large amount of a controlled substance can suggest that you are intending to sell it. If this is the charge against you, then you are looking at harsher penalties. Simple possession is less serious than drug possession with the intent to sell and will depend on how much is found on you as well as other circumstances.

In addition to possession and possession with the intent to sell, Tom Barton can also help you if you are facing charges of:

  • Sales
  • Distribution
  • Possession
  • Possession with intent
  • Trafficking
  • Cultivation
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Drug Crime Penalties

One of the things that many people assume is that all drug crimes will be prosecuted the same. This is not the case. The penalties you are looking at will depend on a number of factors. However, as a general guideline, you could be looking at:

  • If you are caught purchasing, possessing, manufacturing, delivering, distributing, selling, or possessing with the intent to distribute any controlled substance, you could be looking at a 2 to 15 year prison sentence
  • If you are caught on second or subsequent offense, you could be looking at a 5 to 30 year prison sentence.

Experienced Legal Help for Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Charges

Tom Barton is an experienced Georgia criminal defense attorney with over 20 year’s experience. He understands the fear and uncertainty people experience when they are facing drug charges. He will provide knowledgeable and vigorous drug defense and consistently seek the best possible outcome on your behalf. For some, the best possible outcome may include drug treatment in lieu of jail time. For others, the best possible outcome may include having charges reduced or dropped.

Together, we will work toward getting your life put back together. Contact Tom Barton, an experienced Georgia drug crime defense attorney at 770-961-7400. We are available around the clock to answer your questions and assist you with your case.