Have You Been Charged with Smoking in Public Places in Georgia?
Many places have outlawed smoking in their establishments and now many cities have deemed it illegal to smoke in public places. While a conviction for smoking in public places is only punished as a misdemeanor, it is in your best interest to hire a Georgia Smoking Attorney. There is no need to let this impact your life. Call now for a free case evaluation with Georgia's premier criminal defense firm.
Georgia law O.C.G.A. §16-12-2 outlaws smoking in public places.
The penalty for smoking in public places will be a fine between $100.00 and $500.00. Furthermore, the accused will be guilty of a misdemeanor.
What is Considered to be a Public Place in Georgia?
O.C.G.A. §16-1-3(15) defines public place as any place where the conduct involved may reasonably be expected to be viewed by people other than members of the actor's family or household.
Defenses to Smoking in a Public Place in Georgia
While it may seem like you have no options, there are always Georgia Criminal Defenses our attorneys can use to defend your case. One defense they could use is mistaken identity. Even police officers make mistakes and you may have been wrongfully charged. Another argument is evidence that it was not a public place.
Many people just plead guilty because they do not consider a misdemeanor charge to be a serious offense. However, our smoking attorneys in Georgia can help get the charge reduced or even dropped depending on your situation. Do not just plead guilty! Contact us now to see how we can assist with your case.