It is illegal to possess Adderall without a valid prescription in Georgia. Georgia law classifies Adderall as a Schedule II controlled substance. As such, the distribution of Adderall is closely regulated in Georgia. If you obtain Adderall on the street or by forging a prescription, you will be facing a felony drug charge. Adderall is a popular street drug because it is a stimulant. It is commonly prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. As a street drug, it is prevalent on college campuses because people who use Adderall are able to stay awake longer and lose weight. Adderall is derived from dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. On the street, Adderall is commonly referred to as Uppers, Speed, Black Beauties, Bennie, Beans, Dexies and Pep Pills.
What is the punishment for possession of Adderall?
Adderall is prevalent among high school and college students. If you’re convicted of possession of Adderall, you will be facing prison time and a hefty fine. You will also likely be sentenced to serve time on probation and enroll in drug counseling. If you’re a student, you could be suspended from school or suffer other consequences. If you are arrested with a large amount of Adderall in your possession, you could also be charged with possession of Adderall with the intent to distribute and trafficking of Adderall, both of which carry higher sentences than a simple possession of Adderall charge. Additionally, if you obtain or attempt to obtain Adderall by fraudulent means such as forging a prescription, you can be charged with prescription fraud. Depending upon the facts and circumstances of your case, you could be prosecuted by state or federal authorities. In any event, if you are convicted of an Adderall-related crime, you will be a convicted felon with a drug crime on your permanent criminal record.
How do I fight a possession of Adderall charge?
Your best defense to a possession of Adderall charge is to retain the services of one of the qualified criminal defense attorneys at The Turner Firm. Our criminal defense attorneys are skilled in the intricacies of drug crimes and the associated defense strategies that will protect your rights and minimize the negative repercussions on your future. We will investigate the facts of your case—including your side of the story—and scrutinize each piece of evidence. Put your future in our capable hands! Call our office today for a no-cost assessment of your case.