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While marijuana is no longer a schedule-one substance, the state of Georgia regulates it under the Controlled Substances Act.

You may have a run-in with the law if you get caught with marijuana meant for your personal use. Scroll down to learn more about misdemeanor charges and how TT Attorney can help.

Misdemeanor drug charges in Georgia

Several charges around marijuana fall into the category of a misdemeanor, (though the majority of drug charges count as felonies). The law considers drug possession a minor one if it is one of the following:

  • You get caught with one ounce or less of marijuana meant for your personal use.
  • If you possess or sell paraphernalia.
  • You abandon marijuana in a public place.
  • You distribute a marijuana-flavored product.

Any other drug charge such as cultivation or intent to distribute changes the charge to a felony and you may want to consider a different legal strategy.

However, if your crime is one of the charges listed above, you may have a better chance in court.

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Consequences of Misdemeanor drug charges

The sentence for a misdemeanor drug charge in Georgia is a maximum of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Please keep in mind that involving a minor or driving while under the influence of marijuana can result in additional charges and may change your misdemeanor to a felony.

Call TT Attorney to Fight a Drug Charge

A run-in with the law over a minor drug offense can mean a serious charge. Even a misdemeanor can mean jail time, so you need a good lawyer.

TT Attorney is on your side. We help you plead your case and work to get you a lighter sentence or better. Don’t hesitate to call us – get in touch as soon as possible so we can start creating a solid defense.
We know you want to return to your life and your family. That’s why we work hard to create the best defense for you.

Talk to TT Attorney about your options and let us build a case for you.

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