Depends on MANY factors, including: (1) Your prior record; (2) Quantity of marijuana; (3) at what point you get an attorney involved to help you negotiate a deal --- best time is BEFORE the first court appearance; (4) you may be eligible for some form of conditional discharge treatment -- and this is very favorable and suitable for many cases.
if you cannot afford an attorney, Fulton County MUST appoint one for you.
Dave Clark has written a book called "101 Ways to Beat a Marijuana Charge in Georgia" that might help you understand your situation better. You can read an excerpt from it on our website and find out how to get your own copy. Please see: