On Wednesday, October 31, at 8:30 AM I appeared with my client in Fayette County Superior Court.
We appeared there to enter a negotiated plea for my client.
My client had been charged with obstruction of a law a enforcement officer, and charged with possession of methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana.
Georgia code 16–10–24 states that, “who ever knowingly and willfully resists, obstructs, or opposes any law-enforcement officer in the lawful discharge of his duties, is guilty of obstruction.”
Obstruction of justice can be a felony or a misdemeanor.
My client was charged with felony obstruction.
My client was also charged with possession of
Georgia code 16-13-30(D): Possession of methamphetamine is a felony and if convicted would carry a prison term of 5 to 30 years.
My client was also charged with possession of marijuana less than 1oz.
Georgia code 16–13–2, possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana, is usually charged as a misdemeanor and if convicted carries a penalty of imprisonment up to less than 12 months.
I had previously over many months negotiated with the court over my client’s multiple charges.
I got the court to agree to reduce the felony obstruction to misdemeanor obstruction, and to reduce the methamphetamine possession and marijuana possession, provided my client plaid guilty.
At this time we were there to enter the negotiated plea.
My client was sentenced to three years of probation with only the first 12 months or reporting.
This is a tremendous victory for him.
He is another very happy client of the Alpharetta, criminal defense and drug defense attorney Scott Miller.
Attorney Scott Miller is available, every day, for free consultations concerning drug and alcohol issues, criminal defense issues, and traffic ticket issues.
You may contact him by calling 770-408-1001.