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Old Bridge Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana Attorney

The criminal offense that arises most often in Old Bridge and most municipal courts in the state is possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana. In fact, the charge seems to be occurring more an more with police now being capable of searching a vehicle based on smell of marijuana. If you or your child was arrested for possessing 50 grams or less of marijuana in Old Bridge, you have located a law firm that can help you. The attorneys on our staff are highly experienced former prosecutors and skilled litigators who have over a century in practice combined. We definitely have an attorney on our team that can help you battle a marijuana offense in Old Bridge. For a free consultation with a lawyer at the firm, call our office at 732-227-1200.

Charged With Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana in Old Bridge New Jersey

It is presently illegal to possess any quantity of marijuana in New Jersey. For someone possessing less than 50 grams of this form of CDS, the law that applies is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(4). This law makes it a disorderly persons offense to knowingly possess, either actually or constructively, a quantity of marijuana of 50 grams or less. Actual possession means that the accused had the drugs in his physical control, for example, in his/her pocket, wallet, jacket, purse, etc. Constructive possession is a more abstract concept that applies when someone knows where the marijuana is and has the intent and ability to take control of it. The classic example of this form of possession is someone who has the drug hidden or concealed in his car or residence. Either form of possession suffices in sustaining a charge under 2C:35-10a(4).

There are a wide range of penalties that the Old Bridge municipal court judge may impose if you are found guilty of this offense. You face a fine of up to $1,000, a license suspension of 6-24 months and up to 6 months in jail. It is important to also keep in mind that these penalties apply on top of whatever may be ordered for possession of CDS in a motor vehicle in Old Bridge.

The consequences of a conviction for possession of marijuana are negated if you are able to secure a conditional discharge of the charge. Eligibility for this program is very strict so it is always best to consult a knowledgeable Old Bridge criminal defense attorney if you want to obtain this relief.

Lawyer for Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana in Old Bridge Township

A lawyer at the Marshall Law Firm is ready to assist you if you were arrested for possessing marijuana in Old Bridge Township. More importantly, our attorneys have a long history of positive outcomes for individuals who possess 50 grams or less and other Old Bridge drug possession charges. These stories of success span decades. To speak to an attorney at our office about what we can accomplish for you, call 732-227-1200. Lawyers are always to available to assist potential clients.