Atlanta Drug Crime Lawyer
Trustworthy Legal Counsel
At the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally, you will find one of Atlanta's top criminal lawyers. As a former Deputy District Attorney, Mr. McNally's skills and knowledge of criminal defense extend far beyond the ordinary. You can expect him to do everything possible to help you fight to avoid a conviction for a drug crime.
The Law Office of Matthew T. McNally offers the following:
- Nearly 20 years of legal experience
- Skilled representation from a former Assistant District Attorney
- Free initial case consultations
- Personal dedication to your case
- Flexible payment plans
As the client, you are the priority. The firm is dedicated to fighting for a positive outcome on your behalf. Learn more about your case by calling (678) 918-4421 today.
Successfully Handling All Types of Drug Cases
Mr. McNally has extensive experience representing those accused of a range of drug crimes, including:
- Drug possession
- Drug trafficking
- Drug distribution
- Drug smuggling
- Marijuana cultivation
- Selling drugs
No matter what kind of drug crime you have been accused of committing, the specific charges and penalties you could face are dependent on the type of drug involved. In Georgia, controlled substances are divided into five schedules according to their potential for abuse.
Drug schedules include the following:
- Schedule I drugs: Substances that have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical usage, including LSD, Heroin, and Ecstasy.
- Schedule II drugs: Substances that have a high potential for abuse but have an accepted medical usage, including Amphetamine and Cocaine.
- Schedule III drugs: Substances that have less potential for abuse than drugs in the above Schedules and have an accepted medical usage, including anabolic steroids, depressants, and stimulants.
- Schedule IV drugs: Substances that have an even lower potential for abuse than Schedule III drugs and have an accepted medical usage, including certain depressants and stimulants.
- Schedule V drugs: Substances with the lowest potential for abuse and that have an accepted medical usage, including limited quantities of narcotics and certain ingredients with medicinal benefits.
Penalties for Drug Crimes
Are you facing charges for an alleged drug crime offense? The State of Georgia allows for very harsh penalties to be imposed upon drug offenders, often including years in state prison and fines. The severity of these penalties largely depends on the type of drug and how much of it was in your possession. You should resist the impulse to speak with a law enforcement officer before you have the chance to consult with a drug crime attorney in Atlanta. If you are accused of any drug-related crime, you need to contact us at once.
Charges for Being Under the Influence of Drugs
It is unlawful to be under the influence of any illegal drug or controlled substance. You will face criminal charges if you are under the influence of drugs in public, or if you drive or operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs.
In the state of Georgia, it is illegal to be under the influence of the following illegal drugs, or derivatives of the following illegal drugs:
- Anabolic Steroids
It is also illegal to be under the influence of prescription medication without a lawful prescription. Commonly misused prescription drugs include OxyContin, Xanax, Vicodin, Ritalin, Valium, Demerol, and Methadone.
Common penalties for being under the influence of drugs in Atlanta include fines, up to one year in jail, driver's license suspension, probation, community service, mandatory drug treatment, and a mark on your permanent record.
Fighting to Protect Your Freedom, Reputation & Future
Your future is on the line, and who you choose to represent you is a critical point in the outcome of your case. You may have been the victim of a rights violation in search and seizure. Over-amped narcotics officers or other police personnel have been known to overstep the bounds of the law. You have been charged with a drug crime, but this does not mean you will be convicted. The answer to your problems lies in the skills of your Atlanta drug crime attorney. Don't take chances when your freedom could be lost.