Dunwoody Possession of Marijuana Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 07, 2011 | 0 Comments

Prosecuting attorneys and police officers in Dunwoody are aggressive when it comes to charging people with possession of marijuana.  While possession of marijuana for less than one ounce is a misdemeanor offense, it still carries some pretty tough penalties.  If you are convicted via a guilty plea or trial in Dunwoody Municipal Court for a possession of marijuana charge or  DUI-drugs (driving under the influence of marijuana or drugs as opposed to alcohol) you face a six month or more suspension of your Georgia drivers license.  You are also looking at jail, probation, DUI school, community service, alcohol and drug abuse classes, MADD victim impact panels, as well as hefty fines and court costs.  In addition, being on misdemeanor probation is Georgia is expensive.  Typically, the probation management companies charges probationers approximately $44 per month to supervise the probation that is court ordered.  This is in addition to all the fines and fees that are associated with the Court. 

Often, a marijuana possession or DUI-marijuana case can be fought and won.  Unlike with alcohol, the link between marijuana and impaired driving is weak.  In addition, marijuana can stay in your system for months, so a test of your blood taken following the arrest may not be accurate. 

An experienced Dunwoody DUI and/or possession of marijuana lawyer can help.  Call the law offices of Dunwoody attorney Richard Lawson today for a free consultation.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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