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Justin Bieber

Atlanta Move Could Land Him in PRISON

2/18/2014 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber'
s plan to move to Atlanta may be the worst decision he's made in years -- and that's really saying something -- because it could land him behind bars FOR YEARS.

TMZ broke the story ... Bieber now has his mind set on buying an estate in Atlanta and living there part time. 

Here's the problem ... and it's a big one.  In Georgia, possession of a tiny bit of weed is a misdemeanor that can land you in jail for 1 year.  And, if it's more than an ounce, it becomes a FELONY and the maximum penalty is A DECADE BEHIND BARS.

By contrast ... in California 28.5 grams of pot or less is like a traffic ticket.  And more than 28.5 grams is just a misdemeanor with the max penalty of 6 months in county jail. 

Also in California, you can avoid criminal prosecution altogether by simply getting a medical marijuana card.  There's no such thing in Georgia.

As for sizzurp ... in Georgia even a tiny bit of unprescribed codeine can land you in prison for 15 YEARS.

In California ... a little sizzurp is a felony, but the maximum punishment is 3 years.

Short story ... Justin may be making a colossal mistake.

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Larvey Heaven    

Biebs should really move..... to Africa

158 days ago
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Sargio    

Georgia needs to step out of the dark ages. Shoving people in jail for possession of weed is not cost effective nor does help the social issues created by drugs.

158 days ago
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KOKOPELLeigh    

Oh please move to Georgia.

158 days ago
4.

Nick.     

Why do people act like Bieber is some big threat to America ? There are much larger and important things the government and Americans need to worry about rather than a 19 year old boy

158 days ago
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teresa10findley    

What this young man needs is a mentor. Someone not on payroll that will tell him to knock off this drug nonsense pull up his pants, wear a shirt and start being a help to society instead of a burden . He needs to get away from everyone and move out of the city to a place where when you screw up someone is there to put you in your place.

158 days ago
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AllAmerican    

Take it from me tmz Georgia isn't that strict I'm a nobody and got off with a slap on the wrist.

158 days ago
7.

Truth    

Short story ... time for another scam post about how Bieber is going to jail.

158 days ago
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Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

This law only applies to blacks. Whites will get community service. Everyone knows the marijuana possession laws are bias. You have nothing to worry about Justin...or maybe you do, you are "acting like one of them".

158 days ago
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Wow ...    

Let him party and live happily ever after in Atlanta.

158 days ago
10.

Tyrone    

"Stupid" is Bieber's middle name.

158 days ago
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Gretel    

Can't happen soon enough. Go get 'em Georgia!

158 days ago
12.

August    

The "War on Drugs" is actually a WAR on AMERICANS...

158 days ago
13.

News Flash     

Shhhh don't tell him!

158 days ago
14.

Mumra the Ever Living    

And Justine Bieber spending 10 years as some prisoners wife is a problem because ? ? ?

158 days ago
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Sheldon Siegel    

I'm sure Justin will learn to love hearing his name whispered in his ear in a southern accent, from behind.

158 days ago
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