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Rutgers University Marijuana Defense Lawyer
New Brunswick Marijuana Charge for Possession at Rutgers
Whether parents like it or not, marijuana possession and use is commonplace at Rutgers University. Illegal use of the drug is so prevalent that there is a formal drug policy for use on campus. A marijuana possession charge results in your not only having to answer a criminal complaint in the New Brunswick Municipal Court or the Middlesex County Superior Court but also your being exposed to the possibility of removal from housing and other repercussions. If the arrest is for distribution of marijuana or another controlled dangerous substance, you may also be expelled from school permanently.
Hiring a skilled criminal lawyer is an absolute must given the severity of these stakes. At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our attorneys possess over a century of combined experience, including years serving in the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. You can trust that we will do what it takes to insure that you or your child has all the opportunities available to avoid a unfavorable outcome. Whether its challenging a motor vehicle stop or search as illegal, effective trial skills or persuasive negotiating, the lawyers at our firm have what you need. Call our New Brunswick Office now at 732-246-7126 to speak to a lawyer on our defense team in a free consultation.
Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana. It is a disorderly persons offense to possess 50 grams or less of marijuana in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. An individual can possess marijuana if he/she has actual custody or is in constructive possession. Someone constructively possesses marijuana when they are aware that it is present, have the ability to exercise control of it and has the intent to do so. Possession of 50 grams or less carries penalties that include up to 6 months in jail, a license suspension of 6-24 months and monetary consequences that can reach $1,500.
Possession of More than 50 Grams of Marijuana. It is a fourth degree crime to be in possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana. This violation falls outside the jurisdiction of the municipal court and must be referred to the Superior Court in New Brunswick for resolution. A conviction for fourth degree possession of marijuana at Rutgers University results in a fine of up to $10,000, 0-18 months in state prison and the same suspension of your privileges to drive as was previously described.
Possession of Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle. You can also face a separate offense for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle. This is not a criminal charge but rather a motor vehicle violation in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1. A conviction triggers a license suspension of 24 months so a ticket/summons at Rutgers for this violation needs to be taken seriously as well.
Attorneys for Rutgers University Marijuana Charges
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have a rich history when it comes to Rutgers University marijuana charges. The members of our firm can routinely be found throughout the court system in Middlesex County representing clients charged with possession and distribution of marijuana. Many of the cases we have handled involve students at Rutgers who have been accused of possession with intent to distribute, use and other varieties of marijuana offense. To speak to a lawyer our team immediately, call 732-246-7126 for immediate assistance.