Regardless of whether your arrest for possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor or a felony, it can have a serious impact on your future. That’s because even a misdemeanor drug conviction can tarnish your permanent criminal record for a lifetime. Don’t let an arrest for possession of marijuana mess up your future! The Turner Firm can reduce the negative impact of a misdemeanor or a felony marijuana arrest.
What are the penalties for possession of marijuana?
Under Georgia law, an arrest for marijuana possession can be a misdemeanor or a felony. If you are arrested with less than one ounce of marijuana in your possession, you will be charged with a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor marijuana possession charge carries a maximum of 12 months in jail with the possibility of $1,000 in fines plus court costs and the suspension of your driver’s license. If you’re arrested with one ounce or more of marijuana in your possession, you will be charged with a felony. A felony marijuana possession charge carries the possibility of one to 10 years in prison. Additionally, if you’re convicted of felony marijuana possession, you’ll be facing as much as $100,000 in fines plus court costs and the suspension of your driver’s license. Additionally, for either a misdemeanor or felony marijuana possession, you may also be faced with probation, community service and drug counseling as part of your sentence.
What happens now?
An arrest for marijuana possession can impact your life forever. However, The Turner Firm can help reduce the negative impact of a marijuana possession charge with an individualized defense strategy. We will be in close communication with the prosecuting attorney to make sure that we have full access to your file so that we are able to review all of the evidence against you. If we’re not able to negotiate an acceptable plea agreement for you, you will always have the option to take your case to a jury trial. Take the first step to reduce the negative impact of a marijuana possession charge by calling our office now for a free, no-obligation assessment of your case. We’re available 24 hours a day to help!