Why You Should Hire An Atlanta Lawyer To Fight Your Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Charge
Impact of a Possession of Marijuana Conviction: If convicted of marijuana possession, you face jail or probation and steep fines. However, a marijuana possession conviction has an impact far beyond that.
If convicted of marijuana possession, your license will be suspended. In addition, a marijuana possession arrest or conviction will leave a permanent stain on your criminal record. Marijuana can lead to problems with employment, obtaining or maintaining a professional license, student loans, and government assistance with housing.
How can possession of marijuana lawyer Sean Goldstein help fight my possession of marijuana charges? A possession of marijuana defense lawyer can assess the evidence against you and give you the best chance of beating your marijuana arrest or ticket. Only by doing this can you get the best possible result in your possession of marijuana case.
The first step in fighting your marijuana ticket is to determine if the State has the right to arrest or search you for marijuana. Even if you were arrested for possession of marijuana, that does not mean the State had the legal right. It’s possible your marijuana arrest or search was illegal and the case could be dismissed. Only a trained possession of marijuana defense lawyer like Sean Goldstein can assess your marijuana arrest or search and determine if the arrest was legal.
The next step in fighting your marijuana possession charges or ticket is to determine if the State has enough evidence to convict. The State might not be able to establish your possession of the marijuana, or might not be able to identify the marijuana chemically. Possession of marijuana defense attorney Sean Goldstein knows how to attack the evidence to give you the best chance of beating your marijuana possession ticket.
Even if the State did have the right to arrest you for possession of marijuana and has enough evidence to convict you of possession of marijuana, marijuana defense lawyer Sean Goldstein may be able to keep the conviction from going on your permanent criminal record. Your possession of marijuana charges might be able to be resolved by using conditional discharge, first offender, or entry into a pretrial diversion program. These programs could help you avoid a possession of marijuana conviction, license suspension, and even allow you to keep the arrest off of your criminal record.
Georgia Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Laws and Statutes
O.C.G.A. § 16-13-2. Conditional discharge for possession of controlled substances as first offense and certain nonviolent property crimes; dismissal of charges; restitution to victims
(b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, any person who is charged with possession of marijuana, which possession is of one ounce or less, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 12 months or a fine not to exceed $1,000.00, or both, or public works not to exceed 12 months.
Georgia Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Penalties
Jail/Probation: 12 months
Fine: Up to $1000.00
License Suspension: No (effective July 1, 2014)
Contact Goldstein Law Group LLC online or at 678-757-5529 to schedule your free initial consultation. Sean Goldstein is an experienced possession of marijuana defense attorney that can help you fight your marijuana arrest.
NORML– National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws