Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer in Atlanta
Our Atlanta Drug Crime Lawyer's Perspective on Marijuana Possession Defense
If you or someone you know has been arrested for or accused of the alleged
possession of any amount of marijuana, whether for personal use or
medical purposes, it is important to discuss your legal options with an attorney.
An Atlanta drug crime lawyer who is experienced in handling cases related
to marijuana-related crimes can offer valuable insight to help you make
the right decisions about your case.
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- Representation from a former Assistant District Attorney
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Understanding Georgia's Marijuana Laws
In the state of Georgia, a defendant will typically face misdemeanor charges
for the possession of marijuana. A defendant will also face driver's
license suspension, in addition to possible imprisonment, fines, probation and community service.
For a first or second marijuana possession (less than one ounce), a defendant may face:
- Imprisonment for up to 12 months
- Fines of up to $1,000
A first-time offender may qualify for
diversion, meaning he or she would be granted probation in lieu of jail time.
A defendant may also face felony marijuana possession charges. These apply
if the defendant is accused of being in possession of more than one ounce
The penalties for this
drug crime may include:
- 1 to 10 years in prison
- Heavy fines
Enhanced penalties will also apply if the defendant is accused of
possession with the intent to sell,
marijuana trafficking, or possession within a certain distance of a school.
Fight for Your Future with the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally!
Law enforcement may have discovered marijuana in your possession, in your
car or on your property, but this does not necessarily mean that you should
be found guilty. A competent Atlanta drug crime lawyer can find procedural
mistakes and use rights violations in a defendant's favor to turn
a case around and seek a positive result.
To learn more about your legal options and your rights in the face of possession
of marijuana charges, be sure to
get in touch with an Atlanta drug crime lawyer at our firm as soon as possible.