2020 Georgia Code
Title 17 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 7 - Pretrial Proceedings
Article 4 - Accusations
§ 17-7-72. Jurisdiction of Probate Courts to Try Certain Drug and Alcohol Offenses

Universal Citation: GA Code § 17-7-72 (2020)

In probate courts which have jurisdiction over misdemeanor possession of marijuana in accordance with Code Sections 16-13-2 and 16-13-30 and certain misdemeanor violations of Code Section 3-3-23 pursuant to Code Section 15-9-30.6, the following offenses may be tried upon a summons or citation without an accusation:

  1. Possession of one ounce or less of marijuana, in accordance with Code Sections 16-13-2 and 16-13-30; and
  2. Any violation of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of Code Section 3-3-23 which is punishable as a misdemeanor, but not violations punishable as high and aggravated misdemeanors.

(Code 1981, §17-7-72, enacted by Ga. L. 1996, p. 1298, § 2.)

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