The album debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard 200 selling 89,000 copies in its first week. The album was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics. As of August 19, 2012, the album has sold an estimated 424,000 copies. With the success of The State vs. Radric Davis, Gucci Mane announced that his next two albums will be parts of a trilogy. The second, and third album will be called The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted due for release September 28, 2010, and The State vs. Radric Davis: The Verdict, respectively. However he later decided to break the trilogy and change the third album's title.
"Wasted" featuring Plies was released as the lead single on September 26, 2009. It peaked at number thirty-six in the Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, making it his first top five on the chart. "Spotlight" featuring Usher was released as the second single on October 19, 2009, and peaked at number forty-two in the US as well as reaching number fifteen on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "Lemonade" was released as the third single on December 7, 2009, and peaked at number fifty-three in the US, number fifteen on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, as well as number eight on the Rap songs chart. The song's subject matter involves the proceeds from the illegal sale of codeine-infused lemonade, all of which the artist describes as yellow or lemon-colored. "Bingo" featuring Soulja Boy and Waka Flocka Flame was released as the fourth single on January 12, 2010, and peaked at number seventy-five on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
"Worst Enemy" was released as the first promotional single on November 12, 2009. The song revisits Gucci Mane's past, how it led to his fame, and how he's moving on in life despite his struggles. Young Jeezy and T.I. are referenced in the song. A music video for the song was released on December 8. "Heavy" was released as the second promotional single on November 25, 2009.
The videos for the deluxe edition tracks "Bricks" featuring Yung Ralph and Yo Gotti, "Photoshoot", and "She Got a Friend" featuring Juelz Santana and Big Boi were released on October 20 on iTunes. A music video was also filmed for "All About the Money" featuring Rick Ross. "Bricks", and "Photoshoot" both managed to peak, respectively, at number nineteen, and number eighteen on the US BillboardBubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart. "I'm a Dog", which featured DG Yola, and "Sex in Crazy Places" featuring singer Bobby V and rappers Nicki Minaj and Trina, debuted on the same chart at number eight, and number twenty-two, respectively, due to digital sales.