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Metuchen Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have been defending individuals charged with marijuana possession in the Middlesex County municipality of Metuchen for decades. We assume that you are facing this offense given your review of this article. If you are interested in saving your driver’s license, avoiding a criminal record and escaping the other consequences that come with being found guilty for possession of marijuana in Metuchen, a lawyer at our firm has the tools needed to protect you. Contact our Woodbridge Office at 732-634-0700 for speak to one of our former prosecutors or the several other highly skilled Metuchen Marijuana Possession Lawyers.

A conviction for possessing marijuana in Metuchen in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 carries significant penalties. If you knowingly possessed, either actually or constructively, a quantity of 50 grams or less of marijuana in Metuchen, you are facing a disorderly persons offense. You may be sentenced to the following penalties in Metuchen Municipal Court if you are found guilty under 2C:35-10a(4):

  • Suspension of your license for 6-24 months
  • A fine of up to $1,000
  • Up to 6 months in the Middlesex County Jail

The penalties that you face under 2C:36-10a(3) for a fourth degree crime of possessing over 50 grams of marijuana that the Middlesex County Superior Court are more extreme. You can be sentenced to:

  • 18 months in prison
  • a fine of up to $25,000
  • suspension of your driving privileges for 6-24 months

These penalties are not those that apply in the event that you were arrested in Metuchen for distribution, selling or possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

It is important to keep in mind that an attorney at our firm can help you not only avoid prosecution through Conditional Discharge and Pretrial Intervention but also attack the charge on its merits in order to obtain a dismissal. Whether its a matter of challenging a motor vehicle stop, lack of probably cause to conduct a search or some other issue, you can trust that one of our lawyers has the skills that are required in order to provide you the best opportunity for avoiding a conviction.

Call Our Metuchen Marijuana Possession Attorneys Now

The Metuchen Marijuana Possession Attorneys at the Marshall Firm certainly possess the pedigree that is necessary to obtain the outcome you need. We are former prosecutors, including the former director of the gangs, guns and drugs task force of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, that have handled countless possession of marijuana charges with success. For a free consultation with a lawyer that will battle to protect your license and interests, call 732-634-0700. An attorney is available now to discuss your case.