Have You Been Charged with Selling or Transferring Model Glue to Minors?
Model glue falls under the dangerous drug crimes in the Georgia code. Inhaling model glue is a crime but selling or transferring model glue to minors is also a crime. Drug crimes can be highly technical, so it is crucial to hire an experienced Georgia Dangerous Drug Attorney in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Our attorneys have over 50 years of criminal defense experience. If you or a loved one has been charged with a dangerous drug crime, contact our offices immediately.
Georgia Law on Selling or Transferring Model Glue to Minors
No person shall sell or transfer possession of any model glue to another person under 18 years of age, nor shall any person under 18 years of age possess or buy any model glue unless the purchase is for model building or other lawful use and the person under 18 years of age has in his possession and exhibits to the seller or transferor the written consent of his parent or legal guardian to make such purchase or take possession of the model glue, provided any minor who shall transfer possession of model glue to another minor for model building or other lawful purpose shall not be held criminally liable for failing to require exhibition of the written consent of the transferee-minor's parents or for failing to keep same available for inspection by law enforcement officials. O.C.G.A. §16-13-93
Penalty for Selling or Transferring Model Glue to Minors in Georgia
A person convicted of violating O.C.G.A. §16-13-93 will be guilty of a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor offenses in Georgia carry penalties of up to one year in jail, up to a $1,000 fine, or both.
Georgia Defenses for Selling or Transferring Model Glue to Minors
It was for a lawful use: It is legal to sell model glue if the purpose is for model building or another legitimate use. However, if the person is under 18 years of age, then there needs to be written permission from their parent or legal guardian.
What are Not Defenses
They said they had permission from their parents: If selling to a person under 18 years of age, there must be written permission from their parent. Words will not be enough.
I didn't know the person was under 18: If selling model glue, the seller must ensure that the person buying is over 18 or has written permission from a parent if they are under 18.
Drug crimes are complex and difficult to defend on your own. Call the Offices of Lawson of Berry today for assistance with your case. We will walk you through every part of the process and make sure you receive the best outcome for your case. Call now to schedule a free case evaluation.