Possession Of Marijuana In Peachtree City

Despite the fact that many states have significantly relaxed their marijuana possession laws in recent years ― with some states even legalizing the recreational use of the drug ― Georgia is not among them. Indeed, the penalties associated with the possession of marijuana continue to be quite severe in Georgia.

Fortunately, The Law Office of Skyler A. Taylor, P.C., can help explain your legal options if you are facing allegations of marijuana possession. We take drug charges seriously and will do everything in our power to help ensure your rights are protected.

Marijuana Possession Penalties In Georgia

As with most criminal offenses, a conviction for marijuana possession can carry harsh consequences in Georgia. In fact, even a small amount of the drug can lead to a criminal conviction. For instance, if you possess one ounce or less of marijuana, you may be charged with a misdemeanor ― punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

However, as the amount of the drug increases, so does the potential penalties. Under Georgia law, anyone found in possession of more than one ounce of marijuana may be charged with a felony and, if convicted, face many years in prison.

Additional penalties may also apply if an alleged marijuana-related offense occurs near a school or involves another individual under the age of 17. Moreover, if you are found in possession of more than 10 pounds of marijuana, you risk being charged with trafficking, which carries a mandatory sentence of at least five years in jail and a $100,000 fine.

Contact Us For Free Initial Consultation With An Attorney Today

If you have been charged with marijuana possession in Georgia, contact The Law Office of Skyler A. Taylor, P.C., to speak to a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. While our office is located in Peachtree City, we assist clients throughout Fayette County and Coweta County, as well as the surrounding areas and counties. You can reach us online or by calling 678-671-3939 .