Do You Know The Penalties For Possessing Pot In Georgia?

The acceptance of marijuana in many areas of the country has gained widespread momentum. Some states have even passed laws legalizing the substance for recreational purposes.

However, the state of Georgia remains firm on its stance regarding pot and drug possession. Authorities in many parts of the state will not hesitate to prosecute those found in possession of the substance.

The penalties for drug charges relating to marijuana will vary depending on the circumstances.

Misdemeanor Marijuana Charges

Possession of 1 ounce or less is classified as a misdemeanor. Individuals will likely face probation. Therapy and drug counseling sessions are typically ordered. However, those who violate probation terms could face stiff jail time and court fines.

Felony Marijuana Charges

Possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana is a felony offense. Depending on the circumstances, individuals in some cases could face up to 10 years in prison.

Facing Marijuana Charges? Here's How I Can Help.

I am criminal defense attorney Jacob Stidham and I have defended many individuals located in Lawrenceville and Cumming and all throughout the Atlanta Georgia metro area who have been caught with possession of marijuana and many other drugs.

I know the law — because criminal defense is all I do as a lawyer.

I have extensive knowledge of your Miranda rights and those afforded to you under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It's possible that police unlawfully searched your vehicle or purse or followed improper protocol. If so, the drugs or contraband found could be inadmissible in court.

Contact my office to find out. I can talk with you about the situation and help explain the law and your rights in greater detail.

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