Dalton, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: I owe $1,847 for possession of drug related objects, first time getting a citation, is that amount to high? Im under 18.

I was given a citation for possession of drug related objects, prior to that citation i have got 1 other citation for following to closely. I have never been in trouble with police prior to this, I am 17 years old, i was wondering if $1,847 is to much for it being my first offense.

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Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: At 17, you are an adult for the purposes of criminal prosecution. Any person who violates any provision of OCGA § 16-13-32.2 possession of drug-related object shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. OCGA § 16-13-32.2 The max is 12 months to serve in jail and/or up to $1,000.00 in fine. These fines do not include court costs, probation costs, and other fees.

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