Crack Charge Defense in Atlanta
Defense from an Altanta Drug Crime Attorney
The street drug crack is a highly concentrated and smokable form of cocaine. It is considered one of the most dangerous and addictive drugs in the culture, and is a Schedule II controlled substance. Drug possession charges related to crack are extremely dangerous. Crack cocaine is considered to be one of the most dangerous threats to the public health and safety, and even possession of a minor amount will usually lead to felony drug charges.
If the police determine that the amount of drugs in your possession is beyond the amount considered to be reasonable for one person to consume, or if other items commonly associated with drug trafficking are alleged to have been found in your possession, the charges may be elevated to drug possession with intent to sell.
Penalties for a Crack Conviction
Cocaine and derivatives such as crack are Schedule II drugs, which means possession of any amount is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in state prison. Possession of more than 28 grams will lead to charges of possession with intent to sell, and the prison sentence imposed could be as long as 30 years. Repeat offenses are more heavily punished. Other schedule II drugs include crack, opium, and meth. These drugs usually carry the heaviest punishments, as well as charges related to the illegal use or sale of prescription medications.
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It's important to remember that possession or possession with intent charges involving crack are taken extremely seriously. A conviction could lead to the loss of your driving privileges, and will remain on your record for the rest of your life. Once you have served time and are released, your criminal record will severely affect your ability to get a good job. Don't appear at any hearing or other court appearance without the right experience by your side. Matthew T. McNally is experienced in all types of drug charges, and can help you fight back.
Contact his office today for a consultation on your legal options.