TCNJ Marijuana Possession Lawyer

Ewing NJ Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana Offense

The most common drug offense at TCNJ is marijuana possession. There are countless complaints for possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana processed in Ewing Municipal Court annually. We assume that you were charged with this violation or fourth degree possession of marijuana (i.e. more than 50 grams) by the TCNJ Police given that you have landed on this article. Our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is a boutique criminal defense firm that can offer you representation by attorneys who have been defending drug charges in Ewing and the Mercer County Superior Court for over 100 years between us. A lawyer on our team is ready to dissect your case to determine whether the motor vehicle stop, search of your dwelling or other circumstances leading to your arrest were valid. This initial consultation is always without obligation. Call our Lawrence Township Office at 609–683–8102.

Disorderly Persons Offense for Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana

It is a disorderly persons offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4) to possess 50 grams or less of marijuana. A conviction in Ewing Township Municipal Court on this charge carries a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in the Mercer County Jail. There is also a mandatory driver’s license suspension of 6 t0 24 months for anyone convicted of a drug/cds or drug paraphernalia offense. A first time offender may avoid many of these penalties by obtaining a Conditional Dismissal.

Fourth Degree Crime for Possession of More than 50 Grams of Marijuana

Possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana at TCNJ or elsewhere in Ewing is a fourth degree crime under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(3). Although this is the lowest grade of felony offense in New Jersey, the case cannot be heard in municipal court. The charge must be referred to the Superior Court in Trenton for resolution. You will face penalties that include up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. You can avoid prosecution for possession of more than 50 grams by securing admission into the Pretrial Intervention Program. There are strict rules for eligibility so you are best served consulting an attorney if you want to secure this relief.

Ewing NJ Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana Defense Attorney

A charge for possessing less than 50 grams of marijuana needs to be taken seriously for several reasons. First and foremost, a plea or finding of guilt will result in a criminal record that can impact your ability secure a new job, securing a professional license (e.g. nurse, CPA, doctor, lawyer, etc.) and embark in other endeavors. You will also be subject to the penalties previously set forth, including a mandatory revocation of your driver’s license. The Ewing Township Criminal Attorneys that make up our defense team can help you avert consequences such as these. A lawyer is always available for telephone consultations at 609–683–8102. Call us for a free consultation with an attorney now.

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