A SIMPLE GUIDE TO MARIJUANA POSSESSION CHARGES IN ATLANTA
1. THIS GUIDE APPLIES TO MISDEMEANOR MARIJUANA CHARGES IN ATLANTA (FULTON COUNTY), GEORGIA.
2. ABSOLUTELY DO NOT ENTER A GUILTY PLEA TO MARIJUANA POSSESSION AT YOUR FIRST APPEARANCE.
Do not enter a guilty plea to your misdemeanor marijuana charge in Atlanta (Fulton County) at your 1st appearance. A guilty plea/conviction for misdemeanor marijuana will remain on your Georgia criminal record for the rest of your life. It can impact your financial aid. It can impact your employment prospects. It can impact your insurance rates or, even, insurability.
3. SPEAK WITH A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER WITH EXPERIENCE HANDLING CHARGES OF MARIJUANA POSSESSION IN ATLANTA (FULTON COUNTY).
Criminal defense lawyers that regularly practice in Atlanta (Fulton County) recognize that most marijuana charges in Atlanta (Fulton County) can be resolved in a manner that will prevent the charge from appearing on our client's criminal history.
4. IF YOU ARE FORCED TO ENTER A PLEA TO YOUR MARIJUANA CHARGE IN ATLANTA, ENTER A NOLO (NO CONTEST) PLEA TO THE CHARGE IF IT IS POSSIBLE.
If you are forced to enter a plea to your misdemeanor marijuana charge and a resolution cannot be obtained for a dismissal of the charge, enter a no contest or nolo contendere plea. A nolo will not prevent the charge from appearing on your criminal history, but it will save your driver's license if you timely complete and submit a DUI school certificate to the Department of Driver Services.
If you have any questions regarding a drug charge in Atlanta, Georgia, contact the criminal defense attorneys at The Sessions Law Firm.
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