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

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. 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. 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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