The illegal possession of morphine is a serious crime under Georgia law. Morphine is a prescription drug that is typically used to relieve pain. When a person has a valid prescription, possession of morphine is not a crime. However, if you obtain morphine unlawfully, you can be charged with possession of morphine. Under Georgia law, possession of morphine is a felony. The skilled criminal defense attorneys of The Turner Firm can help reduce the consequences of a morphine-related crime.
What is the punishment for possession of morphine?
Morphine is derived from opium. On the street, morphine is also known as Emma, Miss Emma andM. Morphine is highly addictive. People become addicted to morphine because of the euphoric state that it creates. Because it is so highly addictive, Georgia law harshly punishes morphine-related crimes. Possession of morphine as well as possession of morphine with the intent to distribute and trafficking morphine are all felonies under Georgia law. These felony drug crimes are all punishable with prison time and hefty fines. Additionally, you will likely be required to serve time on probation and enroll in drug counseling. You will also be a convicted felon with a drug conviction on your permanent criminal record.
What happens now?
If you’ve been charged with a morphine-related crime, you may be overwhelmed by the potential consequences. Anyone who searches your criminal record will be able to discover your drug conviction. Having a felony drug conviction on your permanent criminal record can disqualify you from numerous opportunities such as applying for certain jobs, applying to college, qualifying for a loan and obtaining housing.
Do not attempt to represent yourself if you’ve been charged with a morphine-related crime. State and federal law protect your constitutional right to the assistance of an attorney when you’ve been charged with a crime. At The Turner Firm, we’ve helped countless people accused of all types of crimes protect their rights and reduce the consequences they face. We can help you, too! We’re available 24 hours a day to discuss your case with you. Call us today for a free assessment of your case.