Drug trafficking is an enhanced drug crime that is based on the amount of the drug that you have in your possession.
For example, if you have 28 grams or more of cocaine, then you can be charged with drug trafficking, as opposed to Possession of a Controlled Substance. You don’t actually have to be manufacturing the drug or selling it to be guilty of drug trafficking—it is enough to simply have a large quantity of the drug in your possession.
Penalties and Defenses
The penalties for drug trafficking in Georgia are severe, with mandatory minimum prison sentences of anywhere from five-25 years.
There are defenses to drug trafficking, including a challenge to the amount of the drug that the police may claim was present or how many different people had access to the drugs.
While 28 grams or more of methamphetamine is considered drug trafficking, 27 grams is not. Therefore, it is important to have a skilled attorney that knows the ins and outs of how to challenge the drug analysis procedures used by the police.
Experience You Can Depend On
At The Turner Firm, we have experience all over the state of Georgia in helping clients beat drug trafficking charges. Give us a call or fill out our online form to find out how we can help you.