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South Plainfield Marijuana Possession Attorney
It is important that you are taking the first step of researching an attorney to defend your marijuana possession offense in South Plainfield. Way too often individuals make the mistake of trying to handle a disorderly persons offense for possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana in South Plainfield Municipal Court without a defense lawyer only to discover what a big mistake they made when it is too late. The South Plainfield Police are not your friend despite whatever you were told nor can you expect the prosecutor to take care of you without a marijuana possession lawyer as plea bargaining is prohibited in a drug case. You will need representation from lawyers who know not only the lay of the land in this borough in Middlesex County but also what it takes to successfully avoid a conviction for possessing marijuana under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.
South Plainfield Criminal Lawyers With The Skills You Need
Our law firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, has decades of experience defending individuals charged with marijuana possession in South Plainfield. Whether it is a disorderly persons offense or a fourth degree crime for possession of more than 50 grams, our attorneys have the skills you need. We are former prosecutors with over 100 years in practice combined to insure that you have the very best opportunity for escaping a finding of guilt. To speak to a South Plainfield criminal lawyer with the knowledge you require, contact our Piscataway office anytime 24/7 for a free consultation at 732-562-0308.
What You Need To Know If You Are Facing A Possession of Marijuana Charge in South Plainfield
The first thing you need to know is that you have rights. The police cannot stop your car or truck and start interrogating you, let alone open the door and start searching. They must have a valid and reasonable basis to conduct a search and to demand your consent to allow them to do so. You should also know that anything they got you to say or admit is not admissible if the information was secured in violation of your Fifth Amendment Right Against Self-Incrimination. A skilled attorney is going to insure that the stop of your vehicle, the search of you, your residence or vehicle was proper, and that your rights were not violated at any time during the police encounter.
You will face serious penalties if you fail to mount a defense to your 2C:35-10 charge. Possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense that is typically handled in municipal court but which results in up to 6 months in jail, fines and court assessments that can easily exceed $1,500 and a driver’s license suspension of at least 6 months and as much as two years. All of these penalties apply in addition to those which you may also be exposed to for a company charge for possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle or another violation. The penalties are even more severe you have been charged with fourth degree possession of marijuana. This offense results in the same mandatory license revocation, up to a $10,000 fine and as much as 18 months in state prison.
Possession of Marijuana Defense Lawyer in South Plainfield
If you are looking for a skilled possession of marijuana defense lawyer in South Plainfield, you certainly have landed in the right place. We are the largest criminal firm in Middlesex County, our office in Piscataway is only a few miles from the municipal court in South Plainfield and we have over a century of experience between us to rely upon to help you. Our attorneys will do what it takes to obtain a dismissal of your ticket or summons, secure a downgrade and/or gain admission into the Conditional Discharge Program. To speak to an attorney about your case immediately, call us at 732-562-0308.