There are various related charges which are often attached to a Georgia marijuana charge. Please call Atlanta Drug Lawyer Doug Chanco at 1-855-9-ATL-DUI for more details.
Many of these charges are felonies and are tacked on to the original charge and can add many years to a jail sentence. For example, if someone distributes marijuana with the help of a minor, that person could face a total of 6-30 years in jail (1-10 years for distribution and 5-20 years because it was a minor). When facing a sentence will this many years in jail, it is important find an attorney who knows the law and knows how to protect your rights.
Attorney Doug Chanco is a former Fulton County Prosecutor who has worked on many drug cases from both sides of the law. He uses this experience along with his extensive training in forensic science, for the benefit of his clients. Call 1-855-9-ATL-DUI for a free consultation.
Penalties for Miscellaneous Marijuana Offenses:
Hash and Related Concentrates
|First Offense: Possession (of any amount over 1 oz.)||felony||1 – 15 years|
|Second Offense: Possession (of any amount)||felony||5 – 30 years|
|First Offense: Manufacturing, distributing, selling, or possessing with the intent to distribute||felony||5 – 30 years|
|Second Offense: Manufacturing, distributing, selling, or possessing with the intent to distribute||felony||10 – 40 years|
|Manufacturing, distributing , or possessing with intent to deliver within 1,000 ft. of a school, housing project, public park, or commercial drug-free zone||felony||10 – 40 years|
|Possession of paraphernalia||misdemeanor||1 year||$ 1,000|
|First Offense: Possession with the intent to deliver paraphernalia||misdemeanor||1 year||$ 1,000|
|Second Offense: Possession with the intent to deliver paraphernalia||misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature||1 year||$ 5,000|
|Third Offense: Possession with the intent to deliver paraphernalia||felony||1-5 years||$ 5,000|
|Abandoning marijuana in a public place||misdemeanor||1 year||$ 1,000|
|Involving a minor||felony||5 – 20 years||$ 20,000|
|Distribution of marijuana flavored product||misdemeanor||N/A||$ 500|
|Use of any communications facility including a computer, a telephone, or mail, in the commission or facilitation of a drug offense that is considered a felony||felony||1 – 4 years||$ 30,000|
Forfeiture- Vehicles and other property used in the commission of a marijuana related offense, may be seized by law enforcement. They then have 60 days to initiate a forfeiture proceeding. If the property value is less than $25,000, then a person with an interest in the property has 30 days to make a claim to it, to which the district attorney has 30 days to respond.
Driving License Suspension- Convictions for marijuana possession (including simple possession), sale, or cultivation results in a license suspension. The details are listed below:
|1st within 5 years||180 days||Conditional after 180 days||$210|
|2nd within 5 years||3 years||Conditional after 1 year||$310|
|3rd within 5 years||5 years||Conditional after 2 years||$410|