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Savannah Marijuana Offenses Attorney

According to government reports, marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in America and over 80 million Americans have tried it.  A marijuana drug possession conviction could have surprisingly serious consequences.  A possession conviction could prevent you from working in the career of your choice.  It can prevent you from applying for federal financial aid.  It can prevent you from getting a security clearance for your job.   These are just some of the long-term consequences, and are in addition to potential fines and jail time. An experienced Savannah, GA marijuana offense lawyer can help in your legal defense to ensure your best possibility of not seeing any jail time and a lesser fine amount.

In the event that you are facing drug charges, it is important to seek experienced legal representation who can aggressively defend your case, and negotiate for an alternative solution to jail such as a drug treatment program or probation.  To learn more about how we can help you, contact our office today.

The penalties you face after a conviction of a marijuana drug crime will depend on the amount of drug in question and any previous convictions you have.  At Jarrett Maillet J.D., P.C. our Savannah drug crime lawyers have the experience necessary to represent clients charged with a wide range of marijuana drug offenses, including:

With years of experience the Savannah, GA marijuana drug crime lawyers at Jarrett Maillet J.D., P.C., have a long track record of success in defending adults and juveniles charged with state and federal drug offenses ranging from simple possession to sophisticated drug trafficking.  We will do everything we can to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected, including conducting a thorough investigation of the facts, interviewing all relevant witnesses and uncovering holes in the prosecution’s case that we can use to your advantage.

Marijuana laws in Georgia

In Georgia possession of 1 ounce of less of marijuana is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months imprisonment and/or a fine up to $1,000, or public works for up to 12 months.  Possession of over an ounce is a felony punishable by a minimum of 1 and maximum of 10 years imprisonment.

Possession with intent to distribute 10 pounds or less of marijuana is a felony punishable by a minimum of 1 and maximum of 10 years imprisonment. Possession of over 10 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 5 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $100,000. Possession of 2,000 pounds or more but less than 10,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 7 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. Possession of 10,000 pounds or more is punishable by a minimum of 15 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

Sale or delivery of 10 pounds or less of marijuana is a felony punishable by a minimum of 1 and maximum of 10 years imprisonment. Sale or delivery of over 10 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 5 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $100,000. Sale or delivery of 2,000 pounds or more but less than 10,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 7 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. Sale or delivery of 10,000 pounds or more is punishable by a minimum of 15 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

Cultivation of 10 pounds or less of marijuana is a felony punishable by a minimum of 1 and maximum of 10 years imprisonment. Cultivation of over 10 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 5 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $100,000. Cultivation of 2,000 pounds or more but less than 10,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 7 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. Cultivation of 10,000 pounds or more is punishable by a minimum of 15 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

At Jarrett Maillet J.D., P.C., our Savannah, GA marijuana crime lawyers have years of experience with marijuana cases and have defended numerous individuals charged with minor to serious marijuana crimes.  Contact our office today for a free consultation.