Criminal Defense Topics
Marijuana Charges in Georgia
Marijuana drug charges in Georgia range from possession, distribution, trafficking, and cultivation. Prosecutors in Cherokee County and other Georgia counties aggressively seek convictions in even the smallest misdemeanor marijuana possession arrests. If you've been arrested on any marijuana charge you need to hire a lawyer without delay.
As your drug defense lawyer represent we make a commitment to you to develop a marijuana defense strategy that gets the best possible results. We will defend your rights and freedom with determination.
Marijuana Trafficking And Distribution
The distinction between the charges of marijuana trafficking and marijuana distribution is based on weight. If 10 pounds or more of marijuana is found in your possession, you could be charged with trafficking, a felony punishable by five years in prison or more. Marijuana distribution is punishable by a sentence of 10 years or more.
Our defense lawyers will review every aspect of your case to develop the best defense strategy given your circumstances. This will include a comprehensive review of constitutional issues and potential defenses based on the Fourth Amendment that could be used to your advantage.
Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession
Conviction for possession of small amounts of marijuana can have negative consequences, including the loss of your driver’s license, a fine and a possible jail sentence. However, if the marijuana found in your possession weighed less than one ounce but it was packaged for sale, you could face a felony marijuana distribution charge, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Many people charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana are eligible for a conditional discharge outcome. If you plead guilty under the conditional discharge program, your driver’s license will not be suspended. After the successful completion of the program, the conviction will not be entered into your record. We may be able to obtain an expungement(record restriction) that prevents potential employers and other parties from learning about your case.
If you have been arrested or formally charged with a drug related crime you need to hire an expert drug charges defense lawyer. Call us at 770-956-1400 to arrange time to discuss your situation and get answers to your questions.