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Tackling Drug Charges Head-On Possession and Intent to Distribute

By Pierce Blitch

Dealing with drug charges can send shivers down anyone’s spine. The thought of possibly spending time behind bars, alongside other severe consequences, is something no one wishes to encounter. Reflecting on past errors might bring some insight, but it doesn’t change the present challenges. Here, we’ll explore key drug charges you might face and why having a steadfast legal team is your best defense.

Understanding the Weight of Drug Charges

Drug charges such as possession and intent to distribute are not just minor legal hurdles; they are felonies and represent significant legal battles with potentially harsh outcomes. Whether it’s possession of narcotics like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, or controlled prescription drugs like Percocet and Vicodin—no amount is too small to ignore. Moreover, possession of an ounce or more of marijuana is also a felony in the State of Georgia. Finding yourself with large quantities, or even smaller amounts of multiple drugs, can escalate to charges of possession with intent to distribute.

These charges are severe, and being found guilty can lead to many years in prison, or even a lifetime if you have prior offenses. This is a scenario no one should have to face, highlighting the importance of every decision made from this point.

To illustrate the seriousness of drug offenses in Georgia, consider the following:

  • Possession of less than one gram of heroin, cocaine, MDMA, LSD, or Psilocybin Mushrooms is a felony punishable by 1-3 years in prison 
  • Possession of between one and four grams of heroin, cocaine, MDMA, LSD, or Psilocybin Mushrooms is a felony punishable by 1-8 years in prison
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, MDMA, LSD, or Psilocybin Mushrooms is a felony punishable by 5-30 years in prison
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute marijuana is a felony punishable by 1-10 years in prison

Facing drug charges can be daunting, but you don’t have to face them alone. With the right legal counsel, you can confront these charges head-on. At The Nelson Law Group, we provide rigorous defense and personalized legal strategies tailored to your case’s specifics.


We fight for you, and we don’t back down. Every criminal charge holds potentially life-altering consequences. We don’t hold back on providing our clients the best possible criminal defense available. Nearly all the attorneys at The Nelson Law Group are former Assistant District Attorneys, so our unique insight on how the prosecution approaches cases equips us with the ability to see the case from all sides. If you, a family member, or a close friend faces criminal charges, contact The Nelson Law Group today at 706-434-8770 or visit us at 7004 Evans Town Center Blvd., Third Floor, Evans, Georgia 30809 to discuss your unique case and our creative defense strategies with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.

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