If you are charged by a police officer for possessing less than one ounce of marijuana, it is a misdemeanor charge. Possession of drug related objects (like pipes) is generally a misdemeanor' too. If you are charged with distributing marijuana or with possessing more than one ounce, you may be charged with a felony. Any criminal conviction is serious – especially a felony charge. Drug offenses like marijuana possession carry harsh Georgia driver's license suspension issues as well. In addition, police officers charge many drivers with DUI offenses. While it has been proven that alcohol can affect one's ability to drive safely, that link is much less certain with marijuana.
However, that does not stop cops from accusing many people with DUI offenses for driving while under the possession of marijuana. Instead of a breathalyzer, the officer will usually require a blood test. When the blood test comes back from the lab, if it is positive for Marijuana, prosecuting attorneys will seek to use that to show that you were high on marijuana when you were pulled over. The officer will probably say that your eyes were red and your speech was slurred, or that he could smell the odor of marijuana on your person or in your car. But marijuana can stay in your system for a long time. Drugged driving cases can be fought and won. Call an experienced lawyer today for a free case consultation.