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East Brunswick Possession of Marijuana Defense Attorneys
Possession of marijuana is the drug charge that is filed most frequently by members of the East Brunswick Police and almost every other department in the state. The attorneys at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver defend their fair share of these offenses as members of Middlesex County’s largest criminal defense team. The majority of these cases involve possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana that are handled in East Brunswick Municipal Court although many arrests each year also result in fourth degree possession charges that must be referred to the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick. Irrespective of the variety of marijuana possession charged in East Brunswick, a lawyer at our firm has the tools to succeed on your behalf. Lawyers at the firm include multiple former prosecutors, a team with over 100 years experience and advocates with decades of success. To speak to an attorney immediately, call our office in East Brunswick at 732-227-1200.
Disorderly Persons Offense for Possession of Marijuana in East Brunswick
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 makes it a disorderly persons offense to possess 50 grams or less of marijuana. You violate this law if you are in actual possession or constructive possession of marijuana. Actual possession occurs if the marijuana is on your person. Constructive possession applies where you are aware of the presence of marijuana and, while not on your persons, you have the ability and intention to exercise control over it in the future.
A conviction in the municipal court of East Brunswick for possessing marijuana is a disorderly persons offense. Nonetheless, it results a criminal record that will be reflected anytime an employer, college or other agency performs a background check. A conviction also carries serious penalties that include a 6 to 24 month driver’s license suspension, a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in the county jail. Conditional discharge may allow someone accused of this violation to escape many of these penalties.
Fourth Degree Possession of Marijuana in East Brunswick
When you possess more than 50 grams of marijuana, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 makes the offense a fourth degree crime. Fourth degree possession of marijuana results in a fine of up to $10,000, 18 months in state prison and the same period of license suspension previously described. First time offenders facing this charge seek diversion of their case through Pretrial Intervention.
Marijuana Possession Lawyers in East Brunswick NJ
If you were charged with possession of marijuana and are seeking an attorney to defend you, the East Brunswick office of Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver has the know how to favorably defend you. We have represented countless individuals in the exact position as you and our marijuana possession lawyers are ready to succeed on your behalf as well. An attorney on our staff will dissect the facts of your case to identify any weakness for the stop of your car or truck, search of your house, or other flaws in the search and seizure of the marijuana. To secure a free initial consultation from one of our lawyers, call us at 732-227-1200.