What Happens If You Are Caught With Drugs In America?

What Happens If You Are Caught With Drugs In America?

Mar 22, 2021, 1:10:39 PM Opinion

Getting caught with drugs is one of the most shameful things that can happen to you. I am sure everyone reading this article has done drugs at some point in their lives.


Let us be honest, guys, not all drugs are harmful; people take prescription drugs to relieve stress and pain. The problem arises when you do not have a prescription for it; if you want to know more about drug laws in Georgia, read this article to the end. 


Since you are reading this article, chances are you have been involved in some shady drug business lately. In this article, we are going to tell you everything that is likely going to happen to you in the coming weeks.


What would happen to you largely depends on the kind of drugs you have caught with. So without wasting any further time, let us look at the likely scenarios.

What Happens If You Are Caught With Drugs In America?

Before beginning, you should know about the various categories of drugs; what will happen to you depends on what category of drug you have been caught with. So let us take a look at the categories of drugs first. There are basically five categories of drugs.


●      Scheduled I

●      Scheduled II

●      Scheduled III

●      Scheduled IV

●      Scheduled V


Among these five categories, the top three categories are the most harmful ones. Scheduled I drug is the most dangerous one and the punishment for Scheduled one drug is the harshest. Scheduled I Drugs include Heroin, Marijuana, and LSD.


These drugs are heavily addictive with no potential health benefits. The legal consequences for getting caught with these kinds of drugs are very high.

What Are The Legal Consequences For Possessing And Supplying Scheduled I Drugs?

These are the consequences for possessing and supplying Scheduled I drugs.

● Life Time Imprisonment

If you are caught with a Scheduled, I drug, then you might face life imprisonment. Lifetime imprisonment means staying in jail for 15 years. Since it is drugs, you may get parole after serving 15 years.


However, in some states like Texas, drug laws are extremely harsh, so you might not get parole if you are from Texas.

● Heavy Fine

If you are caught with the possession of Schedule I drugs, you are imposed hefty fines.

What Are The Legal Consequences For Possessing And Supplying Schedule II Drugs?

According to Drug Laws Georgia, Schedule II drugs consist of slightly less dangerous drugs, it includes mainly Amphetamines and also Ecstacy, Adderall, and Cocaine. These are the consequences that you might face if you are caught buying and selling Schedule II Drugs.

● Imprisonment Upto Five Years

Dealing, buying, and selling Schedule II drugs like Cocaine and Adderall can get you in jail for five years.

● Heavy Fine

If you are caught with Schedule II drugs, you might also have to pay a hefty fine.

What Happens To You When You Are Caught With Schedule III Drugs?

Schedule III drugs are often used for medical purposes. They have far less potential for abuse. They mainly consist of benzodiazepines that are used for treating anxiety disorder.


For using Scheduled III drugs, you need to ensure that you have a valid prescription with you. Otherwise, you are going to fall into severe legal consequences.

● Imprisonment Upto Two Years

You may use Scheduled III as needed, but make sure you have the prescription with you. If you are caught possessing the drugs without a prescription or caught trying to sell them to someone, you will be in serious trouble as you are going to face imprisonment of upto two years.

●  Heavy Fine

It is pretty obvious that you might have you end up paying a ridiculous amount of money as a fine. I would suggest you get a lawyer as soon as possible.

Final Thoughts

There you go, now I hope you know what happens to you when you get caught with drugs in America. I hope you have found this article informative and that clear insight into the various categories of drugs.


If you have any questions or feedback, kindly post them in the comment section down below.

Published by Arina Smith


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