Medical Marijuana Attorney in Atlanta
Defense from the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally
The state of Georgia does not recognize the use of marijuana for medicinal
purposes. Because there is no legislation that permits the use of medical
marijuana, it is illegal for people who are suffering from painful, debilitating,
and fatal illnesses to use marijuana to treat their ailments. People in
Atlanta who use marijuana for medicinal purposes risk being arrested and
prosecuted on marijuana charges.
If you are charged with a marijuana offense and have been using it for
speak with our Atlanta drug crime attorney to evaluate your options. We are backed by more than a decade of legal
experience and provide free initial case consultations!
Georgia Medical Marijuana Law
Although Georgia does have a resolution in the law books that affirms the
value of medical marijuana, it does not change the fact that it is illegal
to possess or cultivate marijuana for medical purposes. Therefore, if
you are found in possession of medical marijuana, you will face the same
criminal charges as a person who is in
possession of marijuana for non-medical purposes. Likewise, if you are found cultivating marijuana
for medicinal purposes, you will face criminal charges for
Penalties for Medical Marijuana in Atlanta
Because state law does not recognize marijuana for medical purposes, you
will face criminal charges for possessing or cultivating marijuana. If
convicted of the charges, you will be subjected to a number of penalties.
Penalties for possession of marijuana are as follows:
Under an ounce:
- Up to 12 months in jail
- Up to a $1,000 in fines plus surcharges
6 month driver's
Over an ounce:
- 1 to 10 years in prison
- Up to a $100,000 in fines plus surcharges
- 6 month driver's license suspension
Penalties for cultivating marijuana are as follows:
10 pounds or less:
- No less than 5 years in prison
- Up to $100,000 in fines
- No less than 7 years in prison
- Up $250,000 in fines
10,000 pounds or more:
- No less than 15 years in prison
- Up to $1 million in fines
Fighting Your Drug Crime Charges
If you have been charged for possessing or cultivating marijuana for medical
use, you must contact an experienced
drug crime lawyer right away.
Attorney Matthew T. McNally has handled many medical marijuana cases throughout his career and can
provide you with the superior defense you need throughout the legal process.
Mr. McNally does not think you are a criminal and will do everything possible
to ensure you are cleared of your charges.He understands that you are
in pain, and that you are trying to do whatever you can to alleviate that
pain. He will do everything possible to reason with the prosecution, judge,
and jury, and negotiate for a reduction or even a dismissal of your charges.
Do not head to court without quality legal representation. Let our skilled
Atlanta medical marijuana lawyer protect your rights and help you avoid
a criminal conviction!
Contact our firm today.