Possession of Marijuana

Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Hamilton New Jersey

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represent clients charged with simple possession of marijuana throughout Mercer County, New Jersey, municipal courts including in West Windsor, Trenton, Hightstown, Ewing, Lawrenceville, Princeton and East Windsor. By far the most common drug-related offense in New Jersey is possession of marijuana in the amount of fifty (50) grams or less and, most times, it is coupled with related charges such as Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of CDS in Motor Vehicle 39:4-49.1. People call it all kinds of different things such as weed, pot, chronic and grass but the bottom line is if you are arrested for possessing marijuana you are facing extremely serious penalties, making it particularly important for an individual charged with possessing marijuana to retain a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney. The marijuana defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall have vast experience representing clients from all walks of life facing a drug charge in Mercer County, New Jersey. If you or a loved one has been arrested for marijuana, please contact our criminal trial team for a free initial consultation at (609) 683-8102.

Possession of Marijuana Under 50 Grams New Jersey Criminal Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4)

There are a wide variety of charges related to marijuana in New Jersey. The scope and severity of the charges depend on the amount of marijuana in your possession and your proximity to a school zone or public park.

The criminal charge for possession of marijuana in New Jersey is set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, which provides in pertinent part that:

(4) Possession of fifty (50) grams of less of marijuana, including any adulterants or dilutants, is a disorderly persons offense.

Mercer County New Jersey Drug Crimes – Marijuana Possession Law

Marijuana possession in the amount of fifty (50) grams or less in New Jersey is classified as a disorderly persons offense. Drug-related offenses carry substantial penalties which will affect a person for the rest of his or her life. New Jersey drug laws impose harsh penalties for individuals who are found guilty of marijuana possession. A violation of the marijuana possession law in New Jersey can result in a sentence of up to six (6) months in county jail, a fine of up to $1,000, a $500 Drug Enforcement Reduction penalty, suspension of your driver’s license for up to two (2) years, mandatory drug counseling, periodic urine testing, imposition of community service, and a probationary period of up to two (2) years. The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall understand the potentially life-altering costs of a conviction for having “just a little bit of pot,” limiting your future employment options and even adversely impacting your current job status. The severe penalties for marijuana possession make it vitally important for you to contact one of our skilled trial attorneys as soon as possible to prepare your defense. Do not delay. If you have been indicted or arrested for marijuana possession, contact one of our experienced trial lawyers immediately to preserve your right to build a strong and proactive defense.

Ewing NJ Marijuana Charge Defense Lawyer

Protect your rights. If you are facing drug charges in Mercer County, NJ you need a lawyer who will aggressively fight to defend you. Our experienced drug possession defense attorneys understand the complicated nature of drug laws in New Jersey and can thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case, effectively analyzing the police investigation and scrutinizing the search and seizure procedure. When defending marijuana possession cases, we will not hesitate to challenge the evidence at every opportunity. If the police acted inappropriately in the seizure and arrest or if the evidence was obtained illegally, we will actively file a motion to suppress the evidence and seek to have the case dismissed. The criminal trial attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are skilled at challenging the prosecution’s case and protecting our clients’ constitutional rights. If you or a loved one has been charged with marijuana possession in Mercer County, please contact one of our experienced defense lawyers immediately at our Princeton Office by calling (609) 683-8102. We offer a free initial consultation in which you can openly discuss the charges against you and explore all of the defenses available to you.

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