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Old Bridge Marijuana Defense Lawyer
Old Bridge NJ Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer
Marijuana is clearly the most common drug offense encountered in Old Bridge and the rest of Middlesex County. If you have been charged with possession of marijuana or distribution of this form of controlled dangerous substance, it is definitely in your best interests to immediately contact our Old Bridge criminal attorneys. Failure to defend a marijuana charge results in a criminal record, thousands in fines, a mandatory driver’s license suspension and the possibility of incarceration. So while you might have thought this violation is incapable of changing your life, you were wrong. Contact our firm for a free initial consultation with an Old Bridge NJ marijuana defense lawyer. Initial consultations with the lawyers at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver are free of charge. Call our East Brunswick Office anytime 24/7 at 732-227-1200.
What You Need To Know If You Are Facing a Possession, Manufacturing or Distribution of Marijuana Offense
An Old Bridge possession of marijuana charge arises out of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. This statute makes it a disorderly persons offense to possess 50 grams or less of marijuana. The penalties that may be imposed for this form of possession of marijuana include up to 6 months in jail and a revocation of your privileges to drive a motor vehicle for 6-24 months. A conviction for possessing more than 50 grams of marijuana is a fourth degree crime under 2C:35-10 that carries up to 18 months in state prison, a $10,000 fine and the same period of license suspension.
Distribution of marijuana in Old Bridge results in even more severe penalties if your are convicted. Distributing less than one ounce of marijuana is a crime of the fourth degree that triggers the same punishment as fourth degree possession of marijuana. Distribution or possession with intent to distribute at least one ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana is a third degree crime that carries a potential fine of $15,000 and up to 5 years in prison. It is a second degree crime where the quantity distributed or sold is at least five pounds but less than twenty five pounds. The penalties that may be imposed for this grade of distribution of marijuana include 5-10 years in prison and a fine that can reach $150,000. First degree marijuana distribution applies where 25 or more pounds are involved and results in 10-20 years in prison and a fine that can reach $200,000.
Old Bridge Marijuana Distribution Defense Attorney
As you can see, you are exposed to severe penalties if you plead or are found guilty of a marijuana charge in Old Bridge Municipal Court or at the Middlesex County Superior Court. The good news is, however, that the lawyers at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver are adapt in helping clients avoid conviction for this type of offense. Our defense team has over 100 years of combined criminal experience, including time serving as prosecutors, which is utilized to insure that those charged with possession or even distribution of marijuana escape their case with minimum consequences. To speak to an Old Bridge marijuana distribution defense attorney immediately, call our New Brunswick Office at 732-246-7126.