East Windsor Marijuana Possession Attorney
If you have been charged with marijuana possession, even 50 grams or less of marijuana, you are facing a criminal charge and should start working with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to develop a legal defense strategy for your case. The team of criminal attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is comprised of multiple former prosecutors, so we have a unique insight into the criminal justice process that can aid in your legal defense. We also happen to employer lawyers who have been appearing in East Windsor Municipal Court for decades with success. Call us at 609–683–8102 to speak to an experienced lawyer about your marijuana possession offense. The consultation is free of charge.Marijuana Possession Offense in East Windsor New Jersey
Whether your marijuana possession charge is a disorderly persons offense or a fourth degree crime, you are facing serious penalties in the event of conviction. The severity of the consequences are even worse if you were arrested for distribution of marijuana. The discussion here is limited to charges for personal possession of marijuana which comes in one of two grades that are discussed under the headings below.
- Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana. It is a disorderly persons offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 to possess 50 grams or less of marijuana. This type of charge is essentially a misdemeanor but carries up to 6 months in the county jail and a fine of up to $1,000. An individual convicted of possession of marijuana is also subject to a mandatory driver’s license suspension of 6-24 months.
- Possession of Over 50 Grams of Marijuana. It is a fourth degree crime to possess more than 50 grams of marijuana. The penalties for this offense include up to eighteen months of incarceration and a fine of up to $25,000. The same 6-24 month license revocation applies at the time of sentencing for fourth degree possession of marijuana.
Cases involving 50 grams or less of marijuana are heard in East Windsor Municipal Court at 80 One Mile Rd Ext, East Windsor, NJ 08520. The court has limited jurisdiction to decide disorderly persons offenses like a charge under 2C:35-10(a)(4). A Fourth degree crime for possession of over 50 grams of marijuana is an indictable offense that falls outside the authority of the municipal court in East Windsor. Fourth degree cases falling under 2C:35-10(a)(3) can only be handled by the Mercer County Superior Court, which is located at 175 S Broad St, Trenton, NJ 08608.Call Our East Windsor NJ Marijuana Possession Lawyers Now
The team of experienced criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have more than 100 years of combined legal experience and have been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys as a top criminal defense firm in New Jersey and the United States. To speak to an attorney on our team, perhaps one of our former prosecutors, call 609–683–8102 for a free initial consultation.