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In georgia what is the expected sentence a cultivation

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in georgia what is the expected sentence for growing a cultivation less than one pound of marijuana(one or two plants) for personal use (not for sale)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
and what is the realistic sentence that i would receive for a first offense if its not intent to sell (under 17)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
also what sentence would my friend helping with this theorecical growing that is over 17 recieve
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
For a first offense, the penalty requires a minimum 1 year sentence in GA, maximum 10 years. Typically for a person who has no other record, they will receive 1-4 years with the jail time suspended and will get probation for that time. The law also mandates your drivers license be suspended for any cultivation offense for up to 1 year. The fine of about $5000 can also be imposed, depending on the judge.
Your friend helping with the alleged growing could be sentenced the same as you for growing, since they would be considered a principal in the offense.

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