TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Justin Bieber

Atlanta Move Could Land Him in PRISON

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

0218_bieber_georgia_no_weed_composite
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.

225 COMMENTS

No Avatar
76.

Heywood    

I wish he would move to Georgia today.He always acts like he's above the law. I can't wait until a down home good ole' boy southern sheriff gets a hold of him. "So boy, I hear you like hanging out with all the blacks here in town, well I got a whole jail full that's just going to love you!"

211 days ago
77.

PurplePancakes    

Everyone is obsessed with this guy. So disturbing who the hell cares where he moves? get a life

211 days ago
78.

billybob    

Why does TMZ warn this douche??

211 days ago
79.

abby    

Georgia sounds like s wonderful place to live . . . go Justin, go.

211 days ago
80.

kidrauhlslaysall    

What the hell is this sh*t ?! Do you guys know what news is because it is not this. Who f*cking cares about this ? I care about Justin I'm a Belieber but this is just .. ugh I can't even find words. Just stop this isn't funny or cool. You guys are so f*cking obsessed with him it's ridiculous

211 days ago
81.

pattie-mallette    

Alanta will feel blessed to have him. he will win their hearts. he has already won the hearts of TMZ users. buy his music.

211 days ago
82.

belieber forever.    

LEAVE JUSTIN ALONE U HATERS -.-

211 days ago
83.

Leigh    

Don't anyone tell him the laws in Colorado -- we don't want him here. That's for sure!

211 days ago
84.

graciela91    

He should move to atl then he can go to jail and get deported after :)

211 days ago
85.

T.    

I -Don't- Give- A- ****.

211 days ago
86.

kaitlyn    

**** u tmz u bitches always keep on doin dis to our boy justin ok lik ppl need to worry bout wuts more important to america ok so just leave justin tf alone ok he is human nd has feeling to nd he is our most important mosst heartwarming inpirationist idol we have ok nd idc wut u think of him just leave him alone u ******* cuz we beliebers r always gunna stick up for our best idol ever nd love justin no matter wut happens ok so leave him tf alone nd **** u bitches we belieber will always hate u tmz nd haters nd ppl who dont respect justin nd always makin lies bout him ok bye bitches.

211 days ago
87.

pam    

What a ****ty headline TMZ. Yellow journalism at its finest.

211 days ago
88.

Ray8    

Those penalties only apply to the poor in Georgia. He can afford decent representation. Those laws will not apply to him. I remember a case a few years back where a rapper was arrested for DUI, admitted he had been drinking on the police video but the Henry county judge threw out the case for lack of evidence. Money talks.

211 days ago
89.

D_Godard    

He won't get ten years for weed, Jesus Christ TMZ, find someone else to jizz all over, holy ****

211 days ago
90.

StevenB    

Hey, y'all, let's all meet up at Justin's this weekend and help him pack up the house!

211 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web