When it comes to possessing an illegal drug, there is a significant difference between simple possession and possession with intent to distribute (PWID). Possession is already a felony under Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 16-13-30 and can land you in prison for 1 - 15 years. PWID is a much more serious drug crime and can result in a prison sentence of 5 - 30 years. "Distribute" is defined in O.C.G.A. § 16-13-21 as "to deliver a controlled substance, other than by administering or dispensing it."
In order for you to be convicted of PWID, it must be proven that you not only were in possession of a controlled substance but also that you intended to deliver it to another person. This could simply mean that you meant to hand it over to someone else, or it could mean that you intended to load it into a vehicle and drive it to another location.
By hiring an Atlanta drug defense attorney as soon as possible, you can avoid incrimination and build a strong case to prove that you had no intention of distributing the drugs. You may also be able to avoid a conviction for possession at all.
Do not hesitate to schedule your free case evaluation with me today if you have been charged with possession with intent to distribute. As a seasoned defense attorney with more than 30 years of experience, I have handled thousands of felony cases before both state and federal courts. I never make promises to my clients that I cannot keep and I have a strong track record of successful case results that proves my ability to get results.