While many parts of the country have legalized marijuana, marijuana remains illegal in Georgia. For small amounts of marijuana (less than one ounce), the charge is a misdemeanor. For amounts of marijuana greater than one ounce, or for distributing or dealing marijuana, the charge is a felony. Even for a misdemeanor, first time marijuana offense, the penalty in Georgia can be severe. Under Georgia law, a first marijuana offense carries with it a 6 months driver's license suspension with no limited permits available.
This law applies even if the offense has nothing to do with DUI - driving under the influence of marijuana. The law is harsh, but the suspension can be prevented. It is important to speak to a DUI lawyer as soon as possible to get the best results and preserve evidence in your case. GA prosecuting attorneys do not have your best interests at heart and neither do judges. They are not watching out for your license or your criminal record. Call our marijuana attorneys today - whether your case is a DUI - drugs offense or just simple possession, we can help you.