Possession of Marijuana in Georgia

Have You Been Arrested or Given A Citation for Possession of Marijuana in Georgia?

Arrests in Georgia for possession of marijuana are a regular occurrence. It is generally considered a misdemeanor charge if you are found in possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and it is your first offense. However, if you are found in possession of more than an ounce of marijuana it is generally considered a felony charge. You must take this charge seriously as there is no way to remove or expunge a conviction off your record years later.  You have to defend your case while the case is pending.

Richard Lawson has been defending people charged with possession of marijuana for more than 25 years. As a former DUI and Drug Prosecutor, he has the experience and knowledge to help you get a result that limits the impact on your life today and limits the impact on your future plans. You must defend your future today.  Our office has defended the rights and the criminal records of hundreds of people charged with possession of marijuana in Georgia.

Georgia Possession of Marijuana Warning!!!

If you are found guilty or plead guilty to possession of marijuana in Georgia you will lose your driver's license for a minimum period of at least 6 months.  This does not have to happen and there are ways of saving your license and saving you from having this offense on your permanent criminal record.  Contact a lawyer experienced with handling possession of marijuana Georgia.  An arrest for possession of marijuana does not mean you have to live with it for the rest of your life.

It does not take much marijuana to constitute a charge of possession. Even a simple residue that is not enough to smoke that may be found in a pipe or container may be used by the state to secure a conviction against you. In Georgia, convictions for possession of marijuana stay on your record forever and cannot be expunged.

Possession Of Marijuana Is a Misdemeanor That Can Stay On Your Record For Life

Protect Your Lifetime Criminal History!!!

In fact, once you have been adjudicated Guilty of any crime in Georgia, very little can be done after the fact. As a result, you must win on the front end.  People call my office every day asking what can be done about cases closed years ago.  The simple answer is that nothing can be done about cases from the past.  You need to win your today, while it's still an active case.

For these reasons and more, it is wise to talk to a Georgia Marijuana lawyer soon after your arrest or citation to help navigate the charges against you. In addition to your record being forever marred with possession of marijuana, a Georgia judge may also enforce penalties such as jail time, fines and other fees, probation and community service.

In addition, if you are charged with DUI Drugs or DUI Marijuana in Georgia you may not qualify for a permit to drive.  It's important to make sure there is no mention of any drugs in your DUI sentence or DUI charge, to avoid a hard suspension (no permit) of your driver's license. If there is any mention of marijuana or drugs in your DUI, you cannot get a permit to drive.  You can lose your license in Georgia for DUI, DUI Drugs, or possession of drugs such as marijuana.

We Can Help - There Are Options In Your Georgia Marijuana Case

A conviction for these charges can also lead to the suspension of your driver's license. The driver's license suspension can be sentenced even if there are no motor vehicles involved in your arrest. Get help from a Georgia marijuana defense attorney today.  Richard Lawson has been a Georgia Marijuana attorney for more than 25 years.  Contact our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to begin your defense.  You case will not defend itself.

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    Our teenager went off to College (August 2012) with a "You don't have to worry about me, I will not get into trouble, I know what I'm doing" attitude. Two MIP's within the first three months and a citation four months later, proved that attitude wrong. After we had a "come to Jesus" discussion wi... Read On

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  • Client was a resident of New York who was arrested while he was visiting Georgia for pleasure. He was charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Speeding 37 MPH over the speed limit. We were able to get the client an unbelievable outcome in Hampton, Georgia. His DUI dismissed, his speeding ticket wa... Read On


Choosing the Best DUI Lawyer


When you are arrested for DUI in Georgia, finding the right Lawyer is Job #1. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson we will investigate your case and find the best possible legal defense to your DUI in Georgia. You are in good hands with Richard Lawson and his associates. We will work tirelessly to help you while compassionately holding your hand throughout the entire DUI Defense Process.

Georgia DUI Defense Attorneys

At the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson, we have offices conveniently located throughout metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If we do not have a convenient office, we will come to you. We practice throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. If your case is in an area we do not serve, we will find you an attorney in your area free of charge. Our office is part of a State-wide network of Georgia DUI Lawyers. Contact us 24/7 for immediate legal help. Our attorneys are standing by. Your DUI Case will not defend itself. Your Best Georgia DUI Defense Begins Here!