Defense Against Marijuana Possession Charges
While some other states have relaxed marijuana possession laws and even legalized recreational use of cannabis in recent years, possession of even a small amount of pot is still a crime in Georgia. Tens of thousands of people are arrested for marijuana crimes each year. A significant number go to jail.
Misdemeanor And Felony Charges · Skilled Defense In State Or Federal Court
Please do not assume that a marijuana arrest is a “minor” problem and confess or plead guilty without getting solid legal advice. Exercise your right to remain silent. Talk to an attorney before talking to the police about your case. Even a first-time misdemeanor conviction for possession of less than an ounce will result in driver’s license suspension and a criminal record that could make nearly every aspect of life more difficult.
You definitely need an experienced marijuana crime defense attorney if you are facing a felony charge or your case will be prosecuted in federal court. A wide array of marijuana offenses are felonies in Georgia, including:
- Possession of more than 28 grams
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Any offense involving a minor under 17 or activity in a drug-free zone
- Sale, delivery, cultivation or trafficking in marijuana
A new Georgia “spice” law has also made any offense involving synthetic marijuana a felony. You should also consult a knowledgeable lawyer if you have been charged with drug-related DUI or a paraphernalia crime.
Advocacy To Avoid Convictions Or Negotiate Manageable Consequences
The Law Offices of David N. Ghazi brings more than 10 years of criminal defense experience. With offices in Atlanta and Augusta, we serve clients everywhere throughout the state of Georgia, including Savannah.
Criminal defense lawyer David N. Ghazi and our entire team will investigate your case thoroughly and spell out all potential consequences. Our firm brings extensive, successful trial and negotiating experience at both the state and federal levels.
If your rights were violated or there are other problems with the case against you, we will be determined to prove exactly that. If a plea or other alternative to trial is the best path, you can count on our firm to strive relentlessly to obtain the best possible outcome for you. At every turn, you will have the guidance you need to make sound decisions.
Make The Right Call For Your Future: 404-907-1539 or 800-246-8586
At Law Offices of David N. Ghazi, we will respond promptly and move decisively to protect your interests after any drug arrest. Contact us now for a free initial consultation directly with a caring, trial-proven defense attorney. Call us at 404-907-1539 or 800-246-8586 or send us an email now.