Georgia Misdemeanor Marijuana Defense
While marijuana is slowly becoming legalized or decriminalized in states across our country, here in Georgia possession of marijuana, even in a miniscule amount, is still a crime. A conviction for misdemeanor marijuana can lead to license suspension and can also preclude you from receiving financial aid from the government for your education. The good news is that a criminal defense attorney like Ben may be able to help you avoid a conviction and all the penalties that accompany it.
Your Marijuana Case Can Get Dismissed
If you have been charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and have never been in trouble before, most courts offer pretrial diversion programs that will benefit you. A typical pretrial diversion program for this offense entails a drug dependency evaluation, drug screening and community service. The end result is that the case gets dismissed and the arrest itself gets restricted (formerly known as expunged) from your record.
Most courts will require you to be represented by a lawyer in order to participate in the pretrial diversion program. You will want a lawyer anyway, as an experienced criminal defense lawyer will also look at the defenses applicable to your case.
Do Not Make the Mistake of Representing Yourself
Representing yourself in any legal situation is a bad idea that you will likely regret making. Even if you believe you are guilty of what you are charged with, Ben will still do everything possible to get you the best outcome available.
For example, other than an outright dismissal of the charge, there are other ways to prevent the charge from becoming a conviction on your permanent record and there are also other ways to save your driver's license if you are charged with possession of marijuana. Ben may be able to negotiate these outcomes for you. Contact him here and schedule a free consultation, or call him directly at 404-985-9772.