Under Georgia law, possession of an ounce or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor. However, there are some cases where possession of less than one ounce can result in a felony conviction. If you are found to have intent to distribute marijuana, by dividing it for sale, or sharing it with others, you can be charged with possession of a controlled substance and/or intent to distribute. Under such circumstances, you may be charged with a felony. Depending on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, your punishment may vary dramatically, both in terms of possible jail time, fines, and/or penalties. At Miller & Brown, P.C., we strive to provide the best possible representation so that you may receive fair and honest treatment in court. As with any criminal charge, it is important to discuss your possession of marijuana charge with an attorney who has experience with criminal law. If you would like to set up a consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys regarding a possession of marijuana charge or any other criminal concern, please call our office at (770) 461-2025.