Marijuana Possession in a Motor Vehicle Charges NJ
In New Jersey, Possession of Marijuana is likely the most commonly charged crime. Moreover, said possession often occurs in motor vehicles while motorists are either driving or parked. If you or someone you know have been stopped and arrested for Marijuana Possession, under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(4), CDS in a Motor Vehicle, under N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1, or Possession of Paraphernalia, under N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2, help is available. Our law firm is comprised of former county and municipal prosecutors who are ready and able to represent your best interests and protect your rights. Call 1-800-509-3333 to speak with an attorney today. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.
N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1 CDS in a Motor Vehicle Charges Dropped at Trial in Union County
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1, “Operating motor vehicle with controlled dangerous substance or prescription legend drug in possession or in motor vehicle”:
No person shall operate a motor vehicle on any highway while knowingly having in his possession or in the motor vehicle any controlled dangerous substance as classified in Schedules I, II, III, IV and V of the “New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances Act,” P.L.1970, c. 226 (C. 24:21-1 et seq.) or any prescription legend drug, unless the person has obtained the substance or drug from, or on a valid written prescription of, a duly licensed physician, veterinarian, dentist or other medical practitioner licensed to write prescriptions intended for the treatment or prevention of disease in man or animals or unless the person possesses a controlled dangerous substance pursuant to a lawful order of a practitioner or lawfully possesses a Schedule V substance.
A person who violates this section shall be fined not less than $50.00 and shall forthwith forfeit his right to operate a motor vehicle for a period of two years from the date of his conviction.
This past week, I appeared on behalf of a client charged with CDS in a Motor Vehicle, along with Marijuana Possession and Possession of Paraphernalia. These charges were criminal and nature and carried serious repercussions. Luckily for my client, I was able to uncover certain mitigating circumstances that weighed in favor of our client. These circumstances, along with oral arguments, allowed for us to obtain an outright dismissal of the criminal and traffic charges against our client.
Union County Drug Possession Attorney
If you or someone in your family have been charged with Marijuana Possession, under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(4), CDS in a Motor Vehicle, under 39:4-49.1, or Possession of Paraphernalia, under N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2, help is available. Contact our team of criminal trial attorneys and find out what we can do to assist you with your criminal or traffic matter today at 1-800-509-3333.