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Criminal Defense Law Firm, Pak and McRae Law, Explains Penalties Associated with Drug Possession Charges in Georgia

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The Georgia criminal defense attorneys discuss the serious repercussions of being charged with drug possession.

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ATLANTA, GA, June 18, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Charges for drug possession are very serious and detrimental to your future. Depending on the type of drug and how much you are caught with, the penalties can range from a fine to multiple years in prison. With the possibility of such serious consequences, you need to utilize the services of a drug possession lawyer.

All drug possession charges carry with them a mandatory suspension of your driver's license. The more severe penalties for drug possession vary depending on the substance.

If you are arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, you can be required to pay a $1,000 fine and spend up to a year in prison for less than an ounce. Anything under an ounce is considered a misdemeanor. Once you are caught with possession of more than an ounce, the charge is bumped up to a felony and you can be sentenced to spend up to 30 years in prison plus fines.

For other controlled substances, such as heroin, MDMA, codeine and other Schedule I and Schedule II drugs, penalties can range from one to 30 years depending on severity, amount and whether or not it is your first offense.

"Whether it's your first offense or your third offense, never underestimate the severity of a drug possession charge. The penalties that can befall you are very serious and can ruin your life. Never think for a second that you do not need an attorney to fight for you in court when you receive such a charge," says Sam McRae, Attorney at Pak and McRae Law.

If you or a loved one has been charged with criminal drug possession in the Atlanta area, your rights and your freedom are on the line. Learn more about what options you have to fight these charges at

About Pak and McRae:
Pak and McRae Law specializes in criminal defense. Years of experience have given these reputable lawyers specialized knowledge of the inner workings of the court system and the people involved in it. When you hire Pak and McRae you will have peace of mind knowing that they will fight for the best possible outcome for your case.

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