Have You Been Charged with Possession, Manufacture, Delivery, Distribution, or Sale of Counterfeit Substances in Georgia?
There are hundreds of crimes related to drugs in Georgia. When charged with a drug crime, many people think they have no options but to plead guilty. This could not be further from the truth. A charge is not the same as a conviction! No matter what type of dangerous drug crime you have been charged with, the Law Office of Lawson and Berry is here to help. Our Georgia Dangerous Drug Attorneys have over fifty combined years of criminal defense experience. Let our expertise work for you today.
It is unlawful for any person to possess, have under his control, manufacture, deliver, distribute, dispense, administer, sell, or possess with intent to distribute a counterfeit substance.
What is Considered a Counterfeit Substance Georgia?
It is essential to understand what is classified as a counterfeit substance in Georgia.
O.C.G.A. §16-13-71 defines a “counterfeit substance” as:
(A) A controlled substance which, or the container or labeling of which, without authorization, bears the trademark, trade name, or other identifying mark, imprint, number, or device, or any likeness thereof, of a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser other than the person who in fact manufactured, distributed, or dispensed the controlled substance;
(B) A controlled substance or noncontrolled substance, which is held out to be a controlled substance or marijuana, whether in a container or not which does not bear a label which accurately or truthfully identifies the substance contained therein; or
(C) Any substance, whether in a container or not, which bears a label falsely identifying the contents as a controlled substance.
Penalty for Violating O.C.G.A. §16-13-78.2
If convicted of possessing, manufacturing, delivering, distributing, or selling of counterfeit substances in Georgia, you will be guilty of a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor convictions in Georgia carry fines up to $1,000, jail time up to one year, or both.
If you have been charged with a dangerous drug crime in Georgia, the Attorneys at Lawson and Berry can help! We have over 50 combined years of criminal defense experience. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.