Hopewell Township Marijuana Possession Lawyer
One of the most common drug offenses that occurs in New Jersey is marijuana possession. The police in the state take enforcement of New Jersey drug laws very seriously and are quick to make charges for the possession of marijuana. But the marijuana possession lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have your back and will look out for your rights if you have been charged with a drug offense in Hopewell Township and the surrounding areas. We are ready and available to help you fight your drug charges, regardless of the quantity of marijuana that was found in your possession when you were arrested. Our attorneys have a combined century worth of experience handling marijuana possession and other drug offense cases and we can put that experience to work helping you. Contact us anytime 24/7 by calling 609–683–8102 to speak to a marijuana possession lawyer in a free initial consultation.Possession of Marijuana Offense in Hopewell Township New Jersey
Determining how serious a marijuana possession offense in Hopewell Township, NJ is depends on the quantity of marijuana that is found in your possession. Marijuana possession charges are broken down into two groups under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10: simple possession, which is a disorderly persons offense involving possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, and possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana. Naturally, the larger the quantity of marijuana that is in your possession leads to more serious penalties under New Jersey law.
- Possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana. When someone is found by law enforcement to be in possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana that individual will face simple possession of marijuana charges. The defendant will have his or her case heard at the Hopewell Township municipal court, and if convicted the defendant can face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to one thousand dollars. Instead of facing jail time, first time offenders may be able to take advantage of a diversionary program. Even the smallest amount marijuana, marijuana residue, stems, or seeds can result in a marijuana possession charge. An additional consequence of a simple possession conviction is that your driver’s license will be suspended for at least six months, but if you are caught in possession of marijuana inside a motor vehicle, then your driver’s license suspension can be extended to up to two years.
- Possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana. When someone is found by law enforcement to be in possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, the penalties for the drug offense are enhanced. Someone who is convicted of possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana in Hopewell Township, NJ can face a year-and-a-half in jail and up to $25,000 in fines. Furthermore, possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana is considered a fourth-degree criminal offense, which means that the defendant’s case will be heard by the Mercer County Superior Court rather than the municipal court.
If someone you love has been charged with a marijuana possession offense in Hopewell Township, NJ it is important to secure legal representation as soon as possible. Let the knowledgeable and skilled marijuana possession lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represent you today. We will work with you to help you explore all of your legal options and help you choose your best defense strategy in light of your particular circumstances. We understand what you are up against and what a criminal conviction can mean for your life. Please feel free to contact one of our professionals by calling 609–683–8102 when it is convenient for you. Our attorneys are standing by 24/7 to provide you with a free consultations about your marijuana possession case.