The cost of college has risen substantially over the last few decades. Unless your family has been saving for years or is particularly affluent, chances are that your teenage child will need some student loans or other forms of student aid to pay for college. If your child is facing a marijuana possession charge, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible, and not just a public defender. Your child's future and hopes of a college education may very well depend on the quality of representation you are able to obtain. With a conviction, chances for federal student aid all but disappear.
Georgia has something in common with the rest of America - a growing problem with the abuse of opiate drugs. As neighboring states like Florida tightened their restrictions on the pill mill industries operating openly out of strip malls all over the state, the purveyors of these prescription pills simply packed up their operations and moved north to Georgia.
People increasingly think of marijuana possession as a minor crime. There was even a bill filed in February of 2016 that would decriminalize marijuana possession in the state of Georgia, but it hasn't been voted on or signed into law. Those who are caught in possession of marijuana, marijuana extracts, paraphernalia, or marijuana-infused foods can face severe penalties, including incarceration and suspension of their driver's license.