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Georgia State Bill 614: What Would This Mean for People with Prior Convictions?

Georgia historically has strict anti-marijuana laws which criminalize the possession of cannabis for non-medical reasons. The state’s medical marijuana laws are also severely limited, although recent reports confirm Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed a bill to extend them. Getting caught with one ounce or less of marijuana is currently a misdemeanor, punishable up to one year…

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Is the War on Drugs Working?

America’s war on drugs began in the early 1970s as a reaction to the country’s counterculture movement. Tough laws enacted at the state and federal levels intended to crack down on drug users and suppliers, with the goal of curbing addiction and use. Forty years later, drug use in the United States is at an…

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What Are Designer Drugs?

Designer drugs mimic the effects of widespread, popular drugs. They are illegal and often made synthetically in a lab. Designer drugs have far less sophisticated regulations because many of them are homemade and contain common ingredients, such as cleaning chemicals. If you have been accused of designer drug usage, dealing, or cooking, contact Jarrett Maillet…

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Opioid Addiction Requires Rehabilitation, Not Prison

Georgia, like most parts of the country, is battling an epidemic of opioid and heroin dependency, that, too often, has led to the untimely deaths of many Georgia citizens, including teens and young adults. Most people imagine this issue is primarily something metro-Atlanta is facing, but the state as a whole has seen the devastating…

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How Much Does Marijuana Affect Your Driving?

We all know not to drink and drive. Research has documented the effects of alcohol on our bodies, minds, and ability to make sound judgments. Less documented is the effect of marijuana on our ability to operate motor vehicles, though the recent passing of recreational and medical marijuana initiatives across the country raises interesting legal…

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Can I Get Arrested If My Roommate Sells Drugs?

When in the presence of illegal activity, individuals often wonder how much trouble they might be in, even if they never personally engaged in those activities. The determining factor is how much they knew about what was happening, or what degree of control they had over the situation or area in question. Potential Legal Problems If…

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