Possession of Marijuana Crimes
Georgia Defense Attorneys for Possession of Marijuana Crimes
Fighting drug charges in Georgia’s criminal courts
If you have been charged with marijuana possession, it is crucial that you contact an aggressive drug crime attorney who is experienced in identifying flaws in the prosecutions’ cases, negotiating with district attorneys for equitable sentences and fighting charges at trial.
Our lawyers at Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan, Schnatmeier & Collins, LLP have more than 80 years of experience in criminal defense and Georgia marijuana possession laws. Depending on the facts of your case, we may challenge the legality of the stop or search that led to the marijuana arrest. We may negotiate for a felony to be reduced to a misdemeanor or we may fight for acquittal at trial. Whatever our approach, we pursue the best possible outcome in your case.
Georgia marijuana laws remain tough
Possession of marijuana in Georgia is illegal under any circumstances. In fact, Georgia marijuana laws are some of the toughest in the country. Even convictions for possession of small amounts for personal use carry heavy sentences that may include incarceration, fines, driver’s license suspension and seizure of property. Under Georgia marijuana laws:
- Possession of less than one ounce in Georgia is a misdemeanor.
- Possession of more than one ounce is a felony.
- Possession or sale of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor.
- Possession of less than ten pounds with intent to distribute is a felony that can result in a prison term of up to ten years.
- Possession of ten to 10,0000 pounds with intent to distribute is a felony that can result in a prison term of up to 30 years.
- Marijuana cases involving a minor can result in a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
- Medical marijuana is not legal in Georgia.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) applicants must pay for and pass drug tests to become eligible for benefits.
- Automobiles and property used to commit a marijuana crime can be seized.
- Conviction of any marijuana possession, sale or cultivation offenses results in driver’s license suspension.
Our criminal defense firm can help you avoid potentially devastating penalties imposed under Georgia marijuana possession laws.