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Lawrenceville Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney

Facing Charges? Call (770) 884-7469 for a Powerful Defense

In the state of Georgia, it is illegal to possess any amount of marijuana for personal use or for sale. Possession of marijuana is a serious offense and can expose a person to the possibility of serving harsh consequences if convicted, including jail time, expensive fines, and lasting damage to one’s reputation. If you have been charged with marijuana possession, a skilled Lawrenceville drug crime lawyer from Fox Firm, P.C. can defend your freedom in a court of law.

Contact us today to discuss your charges with a legal professional.

What Are the Penalties for Possession of Marijuana in GA?

Consequences for possession of marijuana will vary depending on a number of factors, including the amount of the drug found within a person’s control at the time of their arrest, whether or not the violation occurred in a school zone, and whether or not a defendant has a history of previous offenses. In the most serious cases, a person can face up to 40 years in prison and up to $1,000,000 in fines.

Marijuana is not allowed for medical use within the state and is prohibited in all forms, including hashish and its concentrates. Possessing drug paraphernalia for the use, harvesting, storing, or processing of marijuana is also illegal. Contrary to most other states, Georgia does not separate possession for personal use and possession for manufacture or sale.

For a first-offense misdemeanor offense for less than one ounce of marijuana, a person can face the following penalties:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • Mandatory drug counseling
  • Driver’s license suspension

Possessing more than one ounce, however, is a felony offense and can bring more serious consequences, including:

  • Between one and ten years in prison
  • A minimum of $1,000 in fines
  • Driver’s license suspension

In addition to the obvious legal consequences, a conviction of any sort of drug crime can be detrimental to a person’s employment and housing options. Since the repercussions of a conviction can have such a profound and lasting effect on a person’s life, it is vital that these cases be handled by a skilled attorney to maximize one’s chances of securing a favorable outcome.

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If you have been arrested for marijuana possession, a knowledgeable Lawrenceville criminal defense attorney from Fox Firm, P.C. can examine the circumstances surrounding your arrest and craft a strategy that counters the opposition’s claims and matches the tenacity of the prosecution. Having been defending the rights of accused clients for more than 20 years, we know the law inside and out and are prepared to ensure no stone is left unturned in the defense of your freedom. With constant communication and an unwavering dedication to protecting your wellbeing, we can provide the support you need to help you get through this difficult time.

The time to act is now – contact us online to schedule an initial case review today.

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Address: 268 West Pike St., Suite A, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 30046 Phone: (770) 884-7469
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