On Monday, September 24, 2018, I appeared with my 18 year old client and his parents in the Milton Municipal Court.
My client had been charged with possession of marijuana, less than 1 ounce.
This is a violation of GA criminal code 16-13–30.
This code covers purchase, possession, and manufacture of a controlled substance.
Possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor under code 16-13-2(B).
It can be punished by a term of incarceration for not more than 12 months, or a fine not to exceed $1000, or both.
Possession of marijuana more than 1 ounce is a felony and is punishable by incarceration of between 1 and 10 years.
I had previously negotiated with the court a 12 month hold and clear. This means that the charge need not be prosecuted and it will be dismissed if the client preforms the following:
Preforming 25 hours of community service.
Paying a fine of $650.
Getting a drug and alcohol evaluation.
On this day, I submitted a certificate stating that my client had performed the 25 hours of community service.
He submitted the payment in full of the $650.
My client will get an alcohol and drug evaluation.
At the end of 11 months, if my client has not violated any additional laws, he will not be prosecuted and his charge will be dismissed.
This is a huge win for an 18-year-old young man with his entire future ahead.
He is another very happy client of the Alpharetta, Georgia drug and DUI defense attorney.
If you have questions that you would like to ask attorney Scott Miller about drug and alcohol issues, he is available for a free consultation at 770-408-1001.