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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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61.

William Foresman    

Beibs should move to Atlanta, get busted and go to jail.

192 days ago
62.

Thomas K.    

Examples of absolutely ridiculous mandatory sentences. No wonder the US the highest incarceration rate in the world, higher than North Korea, China or Iran. Absolutely insane. We are nation that is broken.

192 days ago
63.

Jan    

If Justin would take Miley's advice and do his partying at home, the Atlanta cops will not bother him. If he eggs his neighbor's houses and spits in their faces, the neighbors are going to show him and his goons what a real redneck life is about.

192 days ago
64.

dimond21    

i feel really worry for justin now because i love him and i dont give a **** what all yahll maother ****ers so so yea LOVE U JUSTIN!!

192 days ago
65.

trinicont    

lol

192 days ago
66.

Sally    

How soon can he get there? I would love to see Georgia make an example out of him!!

192 days ago
67.

Simone    

TMZ ~ You stupid sons of bitches... STFU and stop giving that little loser a heads up about the laws and let him move so that he can get arrested and we won't have to see or hear him. Idiots.

192 days ago
68.

Theresa Q    

The other side is that people mind their own business here. Atlanta is not like L.A. People leave you alone and papparazzi are not allowed to be the roving pack of animals they are in hollyweird. His original support team is here - Mama Jan Smith, Usher and others. No, this will be the best move he ever made.

192 days ago
69.

TheRealJerseyShore    

Did anybody on your crack staff bother to check how many grams are in an ounce? Hmmmmm 28.5 grams IS an ounce!!!

192 days ago
70.

AnnieSH    

Potheads are idiots. What'd you expect?

192 days ago
71.

Nicoleasm    

Will the lil' ones be following their sugar daddy?

192 days ago
72.

Shady12321    

This is one of the most retarded "report" ever put on this website, and that's saying a lot! Next article should say, if justin bieber commits murder he could get the death penalty!! You guys are a joke saying this is the biggest mistake he's ever gonna make in his life, you really think they enforce the 10 year penalty for weed in Georgia, every rapper would be behind bars if that was the case, take Justin's dick out of your mouth and find a new obsession you've driven this one into the ground

192 days ago
73.

kidrauhlslaysall    

What kind of news is this ? This is ridiculous. And unlike California and TMZ, people mind their own business there so I don't think that will be a problem. You can already tell because there's barely any paparazzi

192 days ago
74.

kidrauhlslaysall    

And get off his back unless you want him to tweet your number again

192 days ago
75.

TuxThePenguin    

I hope he moves next to Nene or Kandi. he'd get a good ass-whoopin' from them!

192 days ago
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