It is very easy to be charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute in Georgia. If you get pulled over and the police find more than one ounce of marijuana in your car, you could end up facing an Intent to Distribute charge. This is much more serious than a simple possession charge—in Georgia, it’s a felony.
Even common household items can lead to a distribution charge when they are found around marijuana. These can include scales, measuring cups, or even just a few sandwich bags—whether or not they contain marijuana residue. We have had clients charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute when the only items found by the police were an amount of marijuana and two sandwich bags!
The best way to avoid the charge of intent to distribute is to be careful of what items you have in your car. You should never allow friends or family to leave book bags or purses in your car; even innocent items could be used against you if they are found during a search.
Marijuana is still illegal in Georgia, but the laws are changing all across the country. Give us a call today to learn more about how we defend against marijuana crimes.