Why would a person have to wait for a warrant after being arrested for a charge of drug related object to get a bond?

Asked over 1 year ago - Marietta, GA

Also, charged with possession less than 1oz, which doesn't need warrant and has a bond issued...Never heard of having to wait for an arrest warrant on a paraphernalia charge...

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  1. Carl Santos Cansino

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . Misdemeanor violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, specifically Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana can be issued on a UTC, Uniform Traffic Citation. Possession of drug paraphernalia, however, must be on a state warrant.

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  2. Michael David Bixon


    Contributor Level 8


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    Answered . There are certain crimes that require a state warrant to be issued before a bond is set. Possession under an ounce of marijuana is an exception that rule however, while drug paraphernalia requires a state warrant.

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