Pushing Back Against Pot Possession Charges
Marijuana laws are in state of flux nationally. Four states have legalized pot for recreational use and more than 20 states now allow the medical use of marijuana.
Georgia, however, has not followed this trend. If you are charged with marijuana possession, you could face serious criminal penalties.
At the Law Office of Joseph R. Prine, Jr., we stand ready to provide an effective defense against marijuana charges. To arrange a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, call 478-201-9755. From offices in Dublin and Macon, we serve clients throughout Middle Georgia.
What Have You Been Charged With?
As with other drug possession charges, the penalties for marijuana possession in Georgia depend a lot on the amount. If the amount is an ounce or less, the charge is a misdemeanor. But the potential incarceration time even for that small amount is up to a year.
If the amount is more than one ounce, possession of marijuana is classified as a felony in Georgia. The potential incarceration time is from one to 10 years, with a fine of up to $5,000.
Georgia also has separate offenses for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and for the sale or delivery of marijuana. And if you were pulled over for DUI, having pot in your system could lead to a DUI conviction.
With so many offenses on the books, Georgia authorities often bring multiple charges. But using our experience in criminal cases, we will push back hard on your behalf.
The police may have committed search and seizure violations. Or prosecutors may simply lack enough evidence to prove the charges. Based on the facts of your case and our knowledge of the law, we will seek to have your charges reduced or dismissed.
Simply give us a call to schedule a no-cost, confidential consultation with an attorney at our firm. You can also get in touch to get the help you need by completing the online form.