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Spotswood Marijuana Possession Lawyer

Although the Middlesex County municipality of Spotswood only has about 8,257 residents, an extreme number of disorderly persons offenses like possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana are filed there every year. Almost 700 criminal complaints of this nature were file for the twelve months ending June 2016 with marijuana possession representing the most common charge. If you were arrested and charged in Spotswood with possession of marijuana, hiring a lawyer with significant experience handling this type of case is going to be your best bet in insulating yourself from a conviction. An attorney with this pedigree is available at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. We are a team of eight criminal lawyers, several of whom are former prosecutors in and outside of Middlesex County, who have over 100 years in practice combined. For a free consultation with a member of our staff, call our East Brunswick Office at 732–227–1200.

A marijuana possession offense can come in one of two forms in Spotswood. The first variety is a disorderly persons offense for possession of 50 grams or less under N.J.S.A. 2C:25-10a(4). Jurisdiction to decide this type of marijuana charge rests with the Spotswood Municipal Court. The second grade is a fourth degree crime for possessing over 50 grams which must be directed to the Superior Court in New Brunswick for resolution. A municipal court charge for possessing 50 or less grams can result in penalties that include:

  • Fine of up to $1,000
  • VCCO assessment of $50
  • Safe Neighborhood Fund assessment of $75
  • Court costs of $33
  • License suspension of 6-24 months
  • Up to 6 months in jail

When the weight of marijuana possessed is more than 50 grams, a conviction results in the same penalties except that you are:

  • Fined up to $25,000
  • Sentenced to a state prison term of up to 18 months

There is also a requirement that you perform at least 100 hours of community service if you possessed the marijuana within 1,000 fee of school property.

Highly Skilled Spotwood Marijuana Possession Defense Attorneys Are Ready To Assist You

Our defense attorneys realize that you are probably feeling some level of intimidation about the marijuana possession charge you are facing in Spotswood. Retaining a skilled lawyer at our firm with contribute a significant amount to eliminating this stress. For a free consultation with an attorney at the Marshall Law Firm, call 732–227–1200.