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North Brunswick Possession of Marijuana Attorney
A possession of marijuana offense in North Brunswick NJ is a serious matter whether it is in the form of a disorderly persons offense or fourth degree crime. You face a mandatory loss of your license and a criminal record that will follow you around for years if you are convicted. These are but two of many reasons why you need to hire an attorney who has the capability to win your case. The attorneys at our criminal defense firm have exactly what you need. We have over a century of experience defending marijuana charges in North Brunswick with several lawyers on staff who are former prosecutors, including in Middlesex County. To speak to a lawyer with the skills needed to avoid a conviction and the penalties that apply under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, contact us at 732-246-7126.
North Brunswick Municipal Court Marijuana Offense
The North Brunswick Municipal Court is located at 710 Hermann Road, North Brunswick Township, New Jersey. The municipal court has jurisdiction to resolve a disorderly persons offense for marijuana possession. This is commonly referred to as possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana. The penalties that apply if you are convicted of this variety of 2C:35-10 charge include a fine of up to $1,000, six months in the county jail and a 6-24 month driver’s license suspension.
Felony Marijuana Charge in North Brunswick
You can face a felony marijuana charge in North Brunswick if you possess more than 50 grams for personal use or if you sell, distribute or are in possession with intent to distribute. Possession of a quantity in excess of 50 grams is a fourth degree crime which carries up to 18 months in state prison and a fine that can reach $10,000. Jurisdiction to decide an indictable offense such as this is reserved to the Middlesex County Superior Court.
How The Prosecutor Proves A North Brunswick Marijuana Possession Case
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 makes it illegal to possess any quantity of marijuana in North Brunswick and the entire state. The prosecutor must establish that you actually or constructively possessed marijuana and that your conduct was intentional. Possession is actual when the marijuana is on your person. Constructive possession is different and applies when, while not on your person, you are aware of the presence of the marijuana and have the ability and intention to take control of it in the future. The classic example of constructive possession is where marijuana is concealed in a glove box or other compartment of a car.
North Brunswick Marijuana Possession Lawyer
A conviction for possession of marijuana can result in ramifications that are life altering. You will have a criminal record that can effect your ability to obtain employment and also be subject to penalties that include a suspension of your license for at least 6 months. Given these potential consequences, you need to retain a North Brunswick marijuana possession lawyer with the skills to win your case. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are highly experienced in the defense of marijuana possession charges. An attorney is available immediately in our New Brunswick Office at 732-246-7126. Call us for a free consultation.