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Rider University Marijuana Lawyer

Charged With Possession or Distribution of Marijuana at Rider University

A common criminal offense on the Rider University campus is possession of marijuana. The violation typically comes in the form of a disorderly persons offense for possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana. There are also numerous cases involving a fourth degree crime for possession of over 50 grams of marijuana. If you or your child has been charged with possession of marijuana at Rider University, do not be fooled into thinking that this is something to take lightly. A plea or finding of guilt to this charge results in a record that will show up every time you apply for a job, attempt to obtain a professional license or get involved in any endeavor that involves a background check. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall will utilize their 100 plus years of experience to insure that you are insulated from these types of pitfalls. A lawyer at the firm will diligently work to make sure that your offense is either dismissed or you secure admission into a diversion program like conditional discharge. To speak to an attorney now, contact our Lawrence Township Office at 609–683–8102.

Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana

It is illegal to possess 50 grams or less of marijuana under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4). A violation of this law is a disorderly persons offense that falls under the jurisdiction of the Lawrence Township Municipal Court. The penalties at the time of sentencing include a fine of up to $1,000 and a county jail term of up to 6 months. Every individual convicted of a drug or paraphernalia charge, including possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, is also subject to a mandatory driver’s license suspension of 6-24 months.

Possession of Over 50 Grams of Marijuana

Fourth degree possession of marijuana is an indictable criminal offense that can only be dealt with at the Mercer County Superior Court. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(3). A conviction for possessing in excess of 50 grams carries a maximum fine of $25,000 and up to 18 months in state prison. An individual can avoid prosecution for this fourth degree crime by gaining admission into the Pretrial Intervention Program.

Distribution of Marijuana at Rider University

Drug distribution occurs at Rider University like any other institution with marijuana being the controlled dangerous substance (“cds”) arising most often. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 is directed at those who distribute, sell or possess cds/drugs with intent to distribute. The chart below outlines the quantity, grading and penalties for Rider University distribution of marijuana.

Quantity DistributedGradeMax FinePrison
Over 25 PoundsFirst Degree$300,00010-20 Years
At Least 5 Pounds But Less Than 25 PoundsSecond Degree$150,0005-10 Years
At Least One Ounce But Less Than 5 PoundsThird Degree$25,000Up to 5 Years
Less Than One OunceFourth Degree$10,000Up to 5 Years
Rider University Drug Possession Regulation

Section 5.2 of the Rider University Code of Social Conduct makes it unlawful to possess illegal drugs such as marijuana. It is also a violation to ingest or smoke marijuana under this provision.

Lawrenceville NJ Marijuana Possession Attorney

The official address of Rider University is in Lawrenceville, an unincorporated community in Lawrence Township New Jersey. Disorderly persons offenses of all kinds that are written at the college fall under the jurisdiction of the township municipal court. Our Lawrence Township Criminal Lawyers have considerable experience defending cases in this court including marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia charges. An attorney is available to discuss your case in detail without obligation by 609–683–8102. Attorneys are ready around the clock to address your concerns.