Marijuana Possession in Marietta

Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession

Georgia has yet to legalize the possession or use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. This means that it is absolutely illegal to be in possession of any amount of cannabis, regardless of your purpose for use. According to O.C.G.A. § 16-13-2, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana in any form is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000. Misdemeanor charges may be "minor," but they can still leave a black mark on your criminal record that affect your career and your reputation with friends, family, coworkers, and employer.

Felony Marijuana Possession

Marijuana possession becomes an even more serious offense when you are charged with possessing one ounce or more. O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30 states that this is a felony offense punishable by 1- 10 years in state prison. Felony crimes leave a lasting impression on your life and can seriously damage your chances of a successful future. The Merchant Law Firm has served clients in the Marietta area for many years and has the aggression and experience to fight your charges. Call our offices today to take advantage of a free case evaluation and learn exactly what an attorney from our firm can do for you.

Consequences of Drug Crime Convictions

If you are convicted of marijuana possession or any other drug crime in the state of Georgia, the consequences go far beyond fines and imprisonment. When a person is convicted of a crime, the conviction appears as a black mark on their criminal record. Employers will be hesitant to hire them, and anyone who can view their file will be very hesitant to place any trust in them or to elevate them to a place of responsibility or authority. In essence, marijuana possession charges can turn your life upside down. Do not leave your case up to fate or place it in the hands of an inexperienced Marietta criminal lawyer. Hire an attorney from the Merchant Law Firm to fight your charges and obtain the results you need. Our team has 18 years of legal experience and will fight tirelessly for the results that you need.

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