Being arrested and charged with a crime can be a frightening experience. You don’t know what the future will hold or how to fight against the charges you’re facing. You just know you don’t want to go to prison or lose your future.
At Stacy Levy Law, we understand what you’re going through, and we are here to fight for you. Our lead attorney, Stacy Levy, has nearly 30 years of criminal defense law experience in Lawrenceville and the surrounding areas of Georgia. She handles a wide range of criminal charges, and she focuses 100% of her practice exclusively on criminal defense. She has a great reputation in the community and has good relationships with her legal peers.
Attorney Levy will do everything possible to fight the charges against you. Call (770) 545-6955 or contact her online for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
Criminal Cases We Handle
At Stacy Levy Law, we represent clients charged with:
- Drug crimes (possession, possession with intent, trafficking)
- White collar crimes (fraud, money laundering, shareholder fraud, forgery, insurance fraud, real estate fraud, medical fraud, securities fraud, Ponzi schemes, embezzlement, tax evasion)
- Violent crimes (assault and battery, vehicular manslaughter, murder, domestic violence)
- Theft crimes (robbery, armed robbery, theft, burglary)
- Sex crimes (sex offender registry requirement, rape and sexual assault, child pornography, prostitution and solicitation)
- Traffic violations (speeding, DUI, reckless driving)
Whatever crime(s) you have been charged with, Stacy Levy Law can provide you with an effective defense. She will make sure your rights are protected and that you get the best chance possible of avoiding prison time and other penalties.
Unlawful Drug Possession and Possession with Intent
One serious crime in Georgia is possession of a controlled substance. Recall that illegal controlled substances are classified into five schedules, with Schedule I being the most dangerous with no accepted medical use:
- Schedule I – heroin, LSD, MDMA
- Schedule II – cocaine, ketamine, fentanyl
- Schedule III – anabolic steroids, central nervous system (CNS) depressants and stimulants
- Schedule IV – Xanax, Valium
- Schedule V – mixtures containing limited amounts of narcotics
Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under federal law, but Georgia penalizes marijuana offenses a little differently than Schedule I drugs.
Apart from marijuana, possession of any controlled substance in Georgia is a felony, with the specific sentence depending on the schedule of the drug. Possession of marijuana, however, is punishable either as a misdemeanor (possession of 1 ounce or less) or felony (possession of more than 1 ounce).
The penalties are similar for possession with intent to distribute. However, possession with intent to distribute any amount of marijuana is a felony punishable by 1-10 years in prison. The presence of aggravating factors, such as hiring or engaging a minor under the age of 17, may warrant enhanced penalties.
Stacy Levy Law also defends clients against violent crime charges, from murder accusations to assault claims. A killing involving “malice aforethought,” or intention and premeditation, is a crime of murder. Otherwise, the killing will be charged as homicide. Murder without malice and motivated instead by a sudden provocation (“heat-of-the-passion”) is manslaughter. Murder and manslaughter are serious crimes; voluntary manslaughter is a felony punishable by 1-20 years in prison, while murder may warrant life imprisonment and even the death penalty.
If you’ve been accused of assault or battery, you may also face a range of prison time and fines. Simple assault and simple battery are misdemeanors, while aggravated assault and aggravated battery are felonies. Note that the main distinction between assault and battery is that assault does not require physical touch; a mere threat is enough.
Whether you have been charged with drug possession or trafficking, murder or assault, or even traffic violations like DUI, Stacy Levy Law can fight for your defense. As soon as you have been arrested, or if you think you are being investigated for a crime, contact Attorney Stacy Levy immediately. Don’t reveal any information that may end up convicting you. Before you answer any questions from law enforcement, assert your right to an attorney.
Stacy Levy Law can help you mount the strongest defense possible. Call the firm at (770) 545-6955 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.
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