If you get an attorney there is a good chance the case could ultimately be dismissed and removed from your record. Don't go into court alone. Hire an attorney.
There are several options for your charge. Your fine would depend on where you were arrested (as in what court you will be going to). The best option would be either diversion, or working out a lesser charge with the solicitor/prosecutor to keep it from damaging your future.
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In Cobb County State court, there is a program that will allow you to resolve these charges without a conviction. If this is in city court, there may also be a similar program there. However, you need an attorney to get you enrolled in the program. Therefore, you need to hire an attorney to resolve these charges for you.
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