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The Penalties for Trafficking Marijuana in Georgia
The penalties imposed for marijuana trafficking in this state can only be described as extreme. If you are accused of having between 1 ounce and 10 pounds of marijuana (whether dried or plants) you can be charged with possession with intent. This is a felony offense, with penalties of up to 10 years in state prison in a conviction. If you are accused of having more than 10 pounds of marijuana under your control, there is the potential of up to 30 years in state prison, and a $100,000 fine.
For 2,000–10,000 pounds, the fines are increased to $250,000, and above 10,000 pounds, you will owe $1,000,000 in fines. If you are caught with marijuana within 1,000 feet of a place where children congregate, such as a park or school, you can be charged with a felony that is punishable by up to 40 years in state prison and a fine of $40,000. That being said, you should not hesitate to get in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney if you have been arrested for marijuana trafficking.
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These are serious penalties, and if you are caught in the justice system on a marijuana trafficking charge, you need to get in touch with the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally and speak with the Atlanta criminal defense lawyer at the firm – now. Your future could be spent behind bars in one of the state's notorious correctional facilities. This is a serious danger, and the threat is very real. Once charged, it is absolutely certain that the prosecutor will be aggressive in seeking a conviction.
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The firm's founder has a deep knowledge of the justice system, and his former service as a Deputy District Attorney can be a great advantage to you. Read about some of the firm's case results so you know what they are capable of achieving. No case is perfect. Finding the holes in the prosecution's case and exploiting these errors for the defense case is an art – the art of criminal defense law. You need a highly skilled trial lawyer if you hope to avoid conviction, and it is advised that you contact the firm at once for help.