In Georgia, laws prohibit the possession, sale, or distribution of controlled substances and marijuana. The law recognizes two types of possession: actual possession and constructive possession. If an illegal substance is found on your person (pants pocket, wallet) or if the substance is found in an area where you have control (car or home), the law does not differentiate. The penalties are the same with actual or constructive possession. However, the facts matter. For example, was there someone else in the car with you? Did the police search your vehicle without your consent? There may be legal issues with your case. Then it becomes necessary to file a motion to suppress the evidence. Contact my office to talk to an attorney who knows the law and will fight for your rights.