Many Georgia residents rely on one or several medications to prevent or reduce the side effects of various ailments. Prescription medications can treat many conditions, including depression, anxiety and chronic pain. Unfortunately, because these medications are so...
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Heroin Laws in Georgia
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | May 2, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Heroin is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance in Georgia. The state defines Schedule I drugs and substances with high potential for abuse that are not currently acceptable for medical use in the U.S. and are unsafe even with medical supervision. Heroin is...
Warning signs of drug use in your teenager
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Apr 13, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Teen drug use is a major public health problem in Georgia. Teens today have access to a wide array of drugs, and some children are starting to use them at younger ages than you might have realized. In fact, there are children as young as 12 who are using drugs. There...
Understanding Georgia’s cocaine laws: what you need to know
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Feb 16, 2023 | Criminal Defense
When it comes to drug laws, Georgia is known to have some of the strictest policies in the country. This is particularly true for cocaine offenses. If you're facing such charges in Georgia, understanding the potential consequences and how the criminal defense system...
What happens when minors are part of your drug crime?
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Aug 29, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Georgia takes involvement of minors in drug crimes seriously. Punishments may be more severe when minors took part in drug operations, even when they only played a small role. Obtaining controlled substances In Georgia, it's illegal to receive a controlled substance...
Legal drugs and DUI charges
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Jun 9, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Anyone who drinks and drives may face serious charges in a Georgia courtroom. The same might be true when the person is under the influence of illegal drugs. Those who think that they won't face any charges when using prescription drugs could be sorely mistaken. Both...
Addressing the federal crimes of drug counterfeiting
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | May 26, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Drug counterfeiting is a threat to the sale of legitimate, trademarked products. Counterfeit drugs reduce the safety of over-the-counter medicines and the reputations of drug manufacturers. Being accused of counterfeiting results in the losses of profits and...
Schedule I drug possession penalties
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | May 2, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Under Georgia law, it is unlawful for a person to purchase, possess, manufacture, deliver, distribute, dispense, administer, sell, or possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. A violation of this law, including possession, is considered a felony drug...
What are sex crimes and how are they defined by the law?
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Oct 25, 2021 | Criminal Defense
Just like other states, Georgia takes sex crimes very seriously. As such, a person who is suddenly facing charges for one of those crimes needs a strong defense to prove their innocence. It’s important to know about these crimes and how they’re defined by law. What...
Study looks at making police lineups more reliable
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Aug 27, 2021 | Criminal Defense
While eyewitness evidence can often be a crucial element in a criminal trial, it also has proven to be unreliable in many cases, with DNA evidence leading to some convictions being overturned. Efforts to make eyewitness identification, including police lineups, more...
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