I would like to see minor offenses in Georgia, such as nonviolent misdemeanors, become citation offenses only, i.e., no arrest. I would also like to remove the threat of jail time as punishment for most traffic offenses that do not involve a death, DUI, or reckless endangerment of some sort. Really, is there any reason it would be bad for an officer who catches a person with a tiny trace of marijuana just to write a citation and release him with a court date? Many states already do this. I remember reading in Virginia about a guy carrying openly at a park with a city festival of some sort. The police wanted to harass him, and they charged him, but they had to write him a ticket and release him. Compare to Georgia, where officers may arrest a person for carrying openly, charge him with carrying concealed, and let him spend the night in a concrete box. Also, if you demand a jury trial for a misdemeanor traffic offense, are you aware that you may be risking $1,000 fine and a year in jail? Oh, of course it is not to punish you for demanding a jury, oh, no, it is just what is permitted. It's not retaliation or to scare you into paying the fine . . . Has anybody here spoken to their State Representative or State Senator about this?