Attitudes May Keep Changing, But Marijuana Possession Is Still A Serious Offense In Georgia

Throughout the country, state laws pertaining to drugs like marijuana have been relaxed. Although there have been numerous changes in other states, Georgia still takes a firm stance when it comes to marijuana possession and other drug-related offenses.

Building Your Defense Starts Now

Perhaps you were pulled over for a routine traffic stop and the authorities asked to search your vehicle. If they found marijuana, your traffic ticket could be the least of your worries.

The above scenario is an all too common story we hear at Ashley Miles, P.C. At our firm, we help those accused of drug crimes — including marijuana possession — understand their rights, stand up to the charges and protect their long-term interests. Our principal attorney, Ashley Miles, is a native of Southeast Georgia and knows the local laws, authorities and how to effectively resolve these and other types of drug cases.

Don't make the mistake of assuming marijuana possession is a minor offense. Even a first-time conviction for possession of an ounce or less could affect numerous aspects of your life — for young people or college students, a drug conviction could limit future opportunities including admission to schools, job opportunities and access to scholarships and financial aid.

If you or a loved one is arrested with larger quantities of marijuana or with drug paraphernalia, a possession charge could become more serious as accusations of intent to sell, distribution or cultivation and manufacturing could follow. Regardless of the circumstances, it's imperative to take drug charges seriously by contacting an attorney.

As your attorney, Ms. Miles will look for opportunities to mitigate the consequences of your arrest, limit harmful exposure and pursue opportunities to reduce the charges. In some cases, first-time offenders may take advantage of a conditional discharge upon the successful completion of a probationary period.

When You Need A Defense Lawyer, Turn To An Established, Local Firm

To speak directly with attorney Miles during a free initial consultation, call our Darien, Georgia, law office at 912-289-0566. You can also schedule an appointment to discuss drug charges or other criminal defense matters by sending an email.