Defense for Medical Marijuana Offenses

Our Atlanta Drug Crime Attorney Can Fight for You

Are you being investigated for possession or usage of medical marijuana? You must speak with our Atlanta drug crime lawyer as soon as possible. Do not discuss your situation with law enforcement, prosecutors, or other legal counselors not on your side before doing so.

Georgia only allows certain qualified individuals to possess medical marijuana and decriminalizes any penalties. Typically, the law protects doctors, caregivers, and other who are qualified, registered growers. However, you may find some police officers who are not aware of the law, find a reason to arrest those whom they believe have violated medical marijuana possession laws. This is precisely when you need a defense team on your side.

Were you arrested? Call The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. to schedule a free appointment today! We have over more than 40 years of experience.

Penalties for Medical Marijuana Charges

In April 2015, legislators declared medical marijuana legal when if a physician has prescribed the drug. Called Haleigh's Hope Act, it was enacted to allow patients whose only source of life-saving treatment may be medical marijuana. However, the laws are still very restrictive. You can only possess a certain amount until the law decides that you are in violation.

The penalties for medical marijuana offenses may include:

  • 1 ounce or less for personal use:
    • 1 year incarceration
    • Up to $1, 000 fine
    • Driver's license suspension for 6 months
  • More than 1 ounce
    • Incarceration between 1 to 10 years
    • Up to $100, 000 in fines
    • Driver's license suspension for 6 months

Our Atlanta drug crime attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. has a reputation for defending those who are up against the most serious of penalties and criminal charges. We fight to get charges reduced, dropped, or obtain less severe penalties than expected.

Call Our Distinguished, Experienced Attorney!

Our lead attorney, Howard J. Weintraub, has experience working as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice. He brings this insight to the firm, which enables the entire team to react proactively and obtain favorable outcomes for all who come to us.

We understand your situation, and we are to protect your rights. Call for a free case review!