TCNJ Drug Possession & Distribution Attorney

Ewing NJ Drug Charges

A major category of criminal offense at TCNJ and statewide is drug charges. The criminal attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have considerable experience defending both possession and distribution of drugs, commonly referred to as controlled dangerous substances (“CDS”). An attorney in our Lawrence Township Office can help you defend any CDS/drug offense you may be facing, including the following

Marijuana Possession Cocaine DistributionLSD Charges
Marijuana Distribution Heroin Possession MDMA Offenses
Cocaine Possession Heroin Distribution Prescription Drugs

The largest block of cds charges issued at TCNJ involve personal possession under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. Possession can result in a disorderly persons offense, a misdemeanor, or an indictable crime of the fourth degree or third degree, depending on the type of drug involved. The grading of drug possession is as follows:

  • Disorderly Persons Offense. Possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana at TCNJ is a disorderly persons offense. Possession of four or fewer dosage units of a prescription legend drug such as Xanax, Adderall, Oxycodone or Hydrocodone.
  • Fourth Degree Crime. Possessing more than 50 grams of marijuana is a fourth degree crime. It is also a fourth degree crime to possess five or more dosage units of a prescription legend drug. Possessing a Schedule V drug likewise results in a fourth degree crime.
  • Third Degree Crime. Personal possession of cocaine, heroin, MDMA, methamphetamine and other Schedule I, II, III & IV CDS is a third degree crime.

Distribution of CDS

The grading of a TCNJ distribution offense is set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. With the exception marijuana and hash, distributing or possession with intent to distribute CDS is a felony offense of the fourth degree, third degree, second degree or first degree. Distribution of less than a half once of heroin, cocaine or MDMA is a third degree crime. Distributing at least one-half ounce but less than five ounces of these drugs is a second degree crime. It is a first degree crime to distribute or be in possession of five ounces or more of cocaine, heroin or MDMA. Distribution of less than one ounce of marijuana at TCNJ is a fourth degree crime. Selling at least an ounce but less than five pounds is a third degree crime. It is a second degree crime to distribution or sell at least five pounds but less than twenty-five pounds of marijuana. Selling, distributing or possessing 25 or more pounds of marijuana is a first degree crime.

Disciplinary Proceedings for Violating the TCNJ Drug Policy. There is a strict drug policy at TCNJ for possession and distribution of drugs on campus. Violation of the code also results in disciplinary proceedings on top of criminal charges. It is not uncommon for a violation of the drug policy to result in sanctions to include suspension or even expulsion from the college.

Ewing Township CDS Distribution Lawyers

A drug offense is nothing to take lightly, especially when it involves CDS distribution. This is where our lawyers at prove to be such an asset. We are former prosecutors and a team of skilled attorneys who have over a century of experience defending cds cases arising at TCNJ and other locations in Mercer County. To speak to a lawyer immediately about what we can do to help you avoid a criminal conviction and sanctions at the college, call us at 609–683–8102. Your initial consultation with an attorney at our firm is free so there is no reason to hesitate in contacting us.

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