Marijuana Charges

Marijuana may be legal in other states. But in Georgia, possession, distribution or trafficking in marijuana is a serious crime. Prosecutors in Cherokee County and other counties in North Georgia aggressively seek convictions in such cases.

At Burns Law Group, PC, in Canton, we vigorously represent every client, pursuing drug defense strategies that work and then seeking the best possible result. We will defend your rights and freedom with determination.

Call us today at 770-628-1131 for a free consultation with a lawyer about a marijuana possession, distribution or trafficking case.

Marijuana Trafficking And Distribution

The distinction between the charges of marijuana trafficking and marijuana distribution is based on weight. If 10 pounds or more of marijuana is found in your possession, you could be charged with trafficking, a felony punishable by five years in prison or more. Marijuana distribution is punishable by a sentence of 10 years or more.

Defense attorney J. Daran Burns will review every aspect of your case to develop the best defense strategy given your circumstances. This will include a comprehensive review of constitutional issues and potential defenses based on the Fourth Amendment that could be used to your advantage.

Burns Law Group, PC, will fight for your rights and freedom every step of the way.

Were You Charged With Possession Of Less Than One Ounce?

Conviction for possession of small amounts of marijuana can have negative consequences, including the loss of your driver's license, a fine and a possible jail sentence. However, if the marijuana found in your possession weighed less than one ounce but it was packaged for sale, you could face a felony marijuana distribution charge, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Many people charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana are eligible for a conditional discharge outcome. If you plead guilty under the conditional discharge program, your driver's license will not be suspended. After the successful completion of the program, the conviction will not be entered into your record. We may be able to obtain an expungement (record restriction) that prevents potential employers and other parties from learning about your case.

Get Legal Help Today

To schedule a free consultation and learn about our strategic approach, call Burns Law Group, PC, at 770-628-1131 or contact us online.