Defending College Students On Marijuana Arrests
At Cohen & Hirsch, we help college students defend against criminal marijuana charges. We don’t believe one mistake as a young adult should shadow you for life. Together, we will help you overcome your criminal charges so you can move forward with your life.
Located in Atlanta, our lawyers represent college students throughout the state at Emory, Georgia Tech and Georgia State.
Marijuana Charges: The Legal Consequences
In Georgia, marijuana possession of less than one ounce is charged as a misdemeanor. Convictions bring fines up to $1,000, probation and possible jail time. However, if you possessed more than one ounce, or are charged with intent to sell, you may be facing felony charges.
If convicted of a felony, you are facing years in prison, large fines and a permanent criminal record. Convicted felons are stripped of many civil liberties, including the right to vote and the right to bear arms. Criminal drug charges not only bring legal penalties, but there are also social and economic impacts. Being convicted of a drug crime will make it difficult to gain entry into graduate school, join the military, find a job and maintain your driving privileges.
At Cohen & Hirsch, we understand what is at stake. Our attorneys work hard to keep you out of jail and keep your record clean so your life’s opportunities are not limited.
Academic Consequences Of Drug Convictions
A criminal drug conviction will put your student financial aid in jeopardy. Without federal educational loans, many individuals cannot afford tuition and books, and are unable to complete their academic careers. In addition, many colleges and universities have strict anti-drug policies. Violating these policies could mean suspension, being removed from campus dorms or even expulsion.
At Cohen & Hirsch, our attorneys are experienced criminal defense litigators. We aggressively protect our clients’ rights and build strong, strategic criminal defenses that get our clients the best outcome possible. We also represent clients during student disciplinary hearings.
We Can Help You Preserve Your Future — Contact Us Today
At Cohen & Hirsch, we use every legal tool available to help our clients defeat their marijuana drug charges. If this is your first offense, alternative forms of restitution — such as pretrial diversion programs and drug courts — can help keep you out of jail.