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Georgia’s Serious Penalties for Marijuana Possession

While many states have decriminalized or even legalized recreational marijuana, Georgia has not. In fact, possessing less than an ounce of marijuana could lead to up to 12 months’ incarceration and fines up to $1,000. Those caught with more than an ounce could face felony charges, with a conviction leading to a jail term of… Read More »

What’s the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

The primary difference between a felony and a misdemeanor in Georgia is the severity of the crime. Misdemeanor offenses typically involve acts that result in minor losses and damage to property or victims. Felony crimes, however, tend to be much more serious in nature. The following is an overview of the three main categories of Georgia criminal… Read More »

Will You Go to Jail for a Possession Charge in Georgia?

The penalties you might face if convicted of possession depend largely on the type of drug in question and the amount in your possession at the time of arrest. Although many states have begun to legalize or decriminalize the use of recreational marijuana, the state of Georgia can still be quite harsh when it comes… Read More »

What Are the Consequences of Underage Drug Charges?

When you’ve been convicted of a drug crime in Georgia, you could face some very severe consequences. But what if a minor committed the offense? While the state has different legal processes for juveniles, the consequences of a drug arrest can still be quite harsh for young people. It’s important to work with a juvenile… Read More »

What Is the Court Process After an Arrest for DUI?

What Is the Court Process After an Arrest for DUI? Being placed under arrest for any reason can be an intimidating experience, especially for an offense as serious as a driving under the influence (DUI). Understanding how the court process works for DUIs in Georgia can help make the experience a little less daunting. The… Read More »

What Kind of Crime Constitutes a Federal Offense?

Two main factors determine whether a crime will be classified as a state or federal offense: jurisdiction and severity. The government must have jurisdiction to regulate a behavior. A state has jurisdiction over a certain crime if the crime happened within that state’s borders and is a violation of the state’s laws. A crime that… Read More »

What Happens After a Conviction of DWI or DUI?

Although most driving under the influence (DUI) offenses in Georgia are classified as misdemeanors rather than felonies, the penalties for DUI convictions in the state are typically more severe than for other types of misdemeanors. The specific penalties you face may differ depending on the circumstances of the case, but all Georgia DUI convictions come… Read More »

If You’re Arrested for Marijuana Possession, Will You Lose Your Driver’s License?

One of the most common questions we receive from people who have been arrested for marijuana possession is whether a conviction will result in a suspension or revocation of their driving privileges. Thanks to a 2015 change in Georgia law, a simple possession charge does not result in a driver’s license suspension unless the person… Read More »

Is There Any Way to Avoid Prison for a Drug Trafficking Charge?

Drug trafficking is a type of distribution that involves the illegal sale of a controlled substance. Trafficking has less to do with whether the drugs crossed state lines as it does with the amount of drugs involved. The consequences of a drug trafficking conviction in Georgia vary greatly depending on the type and amount of… Read More »

Do You Really Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer for Your Drug Case?

Any time you’re facing possible prison time or other serious penalties, you’ll want a lawyer representing you. Even if a conviction seems inevitable, a skilled criminal defense lawyer will fight for your best interests and work to reduce the potential penalties you face. This is especially important in Georgia, where officials are especially tough when… Read More »