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Plainsboro Marijuana Defense Lawyer
Plainsboro is a much busier municipality for marijuana cases than you might anticipate. The attorneys on the defense team of Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver appreciate this fact as much as anyone as the largest criminal firm in Middlesex County. While the primary offense encountered by our attorneys in Plainsboro is marijuana possession of 50 grams or less, the Plainsboro Police Department also charges many individuals annually with fourth degree possession and distribution of this form of CDS. Despite legalization of marijuana elsewhere in the country, it remains illegal in New Jersey and law enforcement is aggressive in enforcing the law. If you were charged with possession or distribution of marijuana in Plainsboro, our lawyers have the tools required to insure you achieve the best result. For immediate assistance from a Plainsboro marijuana defense lawyer on our staff, contact our firm anytime 24/7 for a free consultation.
Plainsboro Possession of Marijuana Offense
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 makes it unlawful to be in possession of marijuana in any quantity. When the amount possessed is 50 grams or less, this violation is a disorderly persons offense. The same is true for possession of marijuana paraphernalia. It is a fourth degree crime, a felony, to possess in excess of 50 grams of marijuana.
A conviction for 50 grams or less of marijuana results in a fine of up to $1,000 and the possibility of being sentenced to 6 months in jail. All 2C drug charges also carry a mandatory suspension of your driver’s license for a period of 6-24 months.
Possession of more than 50 grams is an indictable criminal charge. The penalties for this fourth degree crime include a state prison sentence of up to 18 months and a fine that can reach $10,000. An individual charged with this offense is eligible for Pretrial Intervention if they are a first time offender and have not been afforded relief under the program previously or another diversion program (e.g. conditional discharge or conditional dismissal).
Penalties are enhanced when marijuana is possessed in Plainsboro in a school zone. Conduct occurs within a school zone when it occurs within 1,000 feet of property owned or leased by a school board and which is used for school purposes. A defendant must serve at least 100 years of community service when they possess marijuana in a school zone.
Marijuana Possession Lawyer in Plainsboro NJ
Plainsboro is far from the Dutch farmland it once was so marijuana possession effects the town like most in Middlesex County. If you were charged because you possessed marijuana in a motor vehicle, were caught smoking or are facing this offense for any other reason, a lawyer at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver will defend you case so that the very best result can be achieved. We are seasoned criminal defense attorneys who have been defending possession of marijuana violations in Plainsboro and elsewhere for decades. We certainly have the knowledge and experience you need to insure that you are protected against a conviction and the penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. For an immediately consultation with a marijuana possession lawyer at the firm, call us at 732-246-7126.