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South Amboy Marijuana Possession Attorney

Our criminal lawyers have been defending clients charged with marijuana possession in South Amboy and other Middlesex County municipalities for decades. If you were arrested for a South Amboy possession of marijuana offense, an attorney at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is prepared to put our firm’s century of combined experience into action to insure you reach the best outcome possible. Whether you are facing a disorderly persons offense in South Amboy Municipal Court for possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana or a fourth degree crime for possessing more than 50 grams, our former prosecutors and skilled defense attorneys are equipped to fully protect you against a conviction. Call our firm at 732–246–7126 to speak to a knowledgeable lawyer now.

The largest block of marijuana charges in South Amboy are issued as the result of motor vehicle stops and ensuing searches along U.S. Route 9 and N.J. Route 35. There are also many other scenarios for possession of marijuana charges in South Amboy. Irrespective of the origin of your possession offense, a guilty finding under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 carries life impacting penalties. Subsection a(4) is directed at those who possess 50 grams or less and makes this violation a disorderly persons offense that results in a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail. It is a fourth degree crime pursuant to subsection a(3) that results in a fine of up to $25,000 and up to 18 months in prison. Both varieties of marijuana possession also mandate a suspension of your driver’s license of 6-24. Community service of at least 100 hours must be imposed if the marijuana is possessed in a school zone (i.e. within 1,000 feet of school property).

There are two programs that potentially apply in order to avoid a conviction on a South Amboy Marijuana Possession offense. The first one is for indictable charges like a fourth degree possession of marijuana offense and is termed Pretrial Intervention. Conditional discharge is second program comes into play when the charge involves 50 grams or less of marijuana.

South Amboy Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer

There are many commercial establishments and nightlife destinations in South Amboy the patrons of which police can target as potential sources for marijuana possession. Whether you fall within this scenario, were arrested as the result of a call to a residence or some other fact pattern, a defense lawyer who is knowledgeable in South Amboy marijuana possession defense has the ability to serve you well. Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team of criminal attorneys have been representing South Amboy clients for well over twenty years with a long history of dismissals and other favorable results. If you would like to speak to an attorney on our staff without obligation, call us at your earliest convenience. Lawyers are available around the clock to assist you immediately.