Marijuana Possession Charge Dismissed in Monmouth County Municipal Court

Marijuana Possession Attorney

Marijuana, weed, pot, etc. Regardless of the name used to identify it, Marijuana is by far the most commonly used controlled dangerous substance in New Jersey. While legislation across the country is moving towards legalization, New Jersey still treats possession of marijuana, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2c:35-10(a)4 as illegal and even criminal. depending on the amount of marijuana in your possession, you could be facing an indictable offense, or, in the alternative (and more common occurrence), a disorderly persons offense. Possession of marijuana in an amount less than 50 grams is a disorderly persons offense that will be handled in the Monmouth County municipal court where the original offense occurred. Whether is happened in Middletown, Freehold, Manasquan, Red Bank, Manalapan or any other Monmouth County Municipality, the penalties remain the same. Specifically, you will be facing up to six (6) months in jail, up to a 1,000 fine, six (6) month loss of license (if the offense occurred in a car) and a criminal record that will remain for the remainder of your life.

For immediate assistance with your drug possession charges, call 1-800-509-3333 today and find our how our Monmouth County lawyers can help you fight your N.J.S.A. 2c:35-10(a)4 charges. With former prosecutors from Monmouth County on staff, our firm has the resources, knowledge and court familiarity to handle your case. Call today, the initial consultation is always free of charge.

Monmouth County Weed Possession Charges Dismissed

This past week, I handled a client who was facing charges for Possession of Marijuana, under N.J.S.A. 2c:35-10(a)4, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, under N.J.S.A. 2c:36-2, and CDS in a Motor Vehicle, under N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1, (which carries a mandatory two year loss of license) in Monmouth County. While my client was operating in the car, there was another passenger in the car at the time. Both were charged with possession, though neither claimed ownership over the contraband. Throughout the course of the case, it became clear that he police would not be able to prove contructive nor actual possession of the marijuana by my clients. Accordingly, a motion to dismiss was filed, and subsequently granted by the court. My client, who already had a prior conviction and was not eligible for any diversionary program such as a Conditional Discharge, was able to avoid a criminal conviction of his record, probation, up to two and half years license suspension, thousands of dollars of fines, and other ancillary penalties.

Middletown Township New Jersey Drug Possession Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges for drug possession in Middletown, New Jersey, contact 1-800-509-3333. With former prosecutors and law enforcement officers on staff, our firms has the expertise and resources expected of a top criminal defense law firm. Call today and find out what we can do to help protect your interests.

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