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Possession Of Marijuana
Middletown NJ Marijuana Possession AttorneysThe most frequently issued drug charge in Middletown is possession of marijuana. This offense usually comes in the form of a disorderly persons offense for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. When the quantity exceeds this weight, however, possessing the drug can result in a fourth degree. The grade of offense can even escalate to a first, second or third degree crime if the charge involves distribution of marijuana or maintaining a marijuana production facility. Irrespective of the severity of the marijuana possession offense you are facing, the former prosecutors in our Middletown Criminal Firm can provide skilled and effective defense representation. If you are interested in obtaining the best attorney to defend your Middletown Drug charge, we would like to discuss what our firm can offer you. Call us 24/7 for a free consultation.
Possession of Less Than 50 Grams Of Marijuana Lawyer in Middletown
A possession of marijuana offense arises out of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 of the New Jersey Criminal Code. This statute, which is captioned “possession, use or being under the influence, or failure to make lawful disposition”, can result in either a disorderly persons offense or fourth degree crime. N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(3) makes a fourth degree crime, a felony, to possess more than 50 grams of marijuana. Possessing 50 grams or less of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4). A disorderly persons offense for possession of marijuana triggers a fine of up to $1,000, probation and/or up to six (6) months in jail, and a driver’s license suspension of six (6) months. The same suspension applies for fourth degree marijuana possession but the fine is as high as $10,000 and there is the possibility of a state prison term of 18 months. A common charge that is filed in tandem with a 2C:35-10 offense is a motor vehicle violation for possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. Under N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1, a conviction for possessing marijuana or other drugs in a motor vehicle carries a mandatory driver’s license suspension of two (2) years. The defendant must be the operator in order for 39:4-49.1 to apply.
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