In Georgia, marijuana possession, sale, cultivation, and trafficking is illegal. Although marijuana is not a Scheduled Substance, it does fall under the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. If you are under investigation, or have been arrested, for possession of marijuana you need to hire an experienced drug defense lawyer.
The 2010 Georgia Code, Title 16, Chapter 13, Article 2 covers the regulation of controlled substances in the State of Georgia. Specifically, § 16-13-30 covers the purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution, or sale of controlled substances or marijuana; penalties. It reads as follows:
Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor under O.C.G.A. § 16-13-2(b), punishable by a term of incarceration of not more than 12 months or a fine not to exceed $1,000, or both, or public works not to exceed 12 months.
Possession of more than 1 ounce is a felony, punishable by a term of incarceration of between 1 and 10 years.
Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, or sale, delivery or distribution, depending on the quantity of marijuana, is a felony punishable by a term of incarceration of between one and 30 years, and fines between $100,000 and $1,000,000. O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30(j) and 16-13-31(c).
Drug charges lawyers in Cherokee county for any type of drug charges in the State of Georgia.
If you are under investigation for, or have been charged with, possession of marijuana you should call drug crimes defense lawyer Lawrence Zimmerman at 404-351-3000.
Client pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana in Turner County, Georgia. Our office was hired to handle the post-conviction matter by filing a habeas corpus petition. We discovered that the Solicitor General filed an improper charging document. Thus, the Superior Court agreed and we overturned the conviction
Client was arrested and it was alleged he was selling fifty pounds of marijuana a week. Cobb County MCS obtained a search warrant and found a treasure trove of drugs. We lost a motion to suppress but asked the GA Court of Appeals to overturn it. We were successful and the Court of Appeals reversed the case. Case was dismissed, and ten firearms, $5000 in cash, a Corvette and a motorcycle was returned to my client.