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Marijuana Paraphernalia Possession Lawyers

East Brunswick Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia Offense

The most common variety of N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2 offense involves possession of a pipe, grinder, bong or other form of marijuana paraphernalia. If you were charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia in Middlesex County, you are among countless others facing this offense. This violation and possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana are unquestionably issued more than any form of drug charge in Edison, New Brunswick, Woodbridge, Piscataway, East Brunswick and other area municipalities. As the largest criminal defense firm in the state, we understand this dynamic as good as any. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have handled thousands of marijuana paraphernalia cases over the last decade both from the perspective of the defense and previously as prosecutors around the state. The attorneys on our defense team certainly possess what it takes to effectively defend a possession of marijuana paraphernalia charge. For a immediate from consultation with an attorney on our staff, contact our office anytime 24/7. The initial consultation is free.

What Does The Prosecutor Have To Prove In Order To Obtain A Conviction For Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia?

The police and prosecutor must prove that two elements exist in order to convict you of possession of marijuana paraphernalia. First, they must establish that the item in question was “drug paraphernalia.” Second, the object must have been possessed for the purpose of ingesting, smoking or cultivating marijuana.

How Is “Drug Paraphernalia” Defined Under New Jersey Law?

The term drug paraphernalia encompasses just about anything that is capable of being used in conjunction with CDS and specifically marijuana for purposes of this page. If the object can be used to plant, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, store, contain, conceal, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce marijuana into the body, it can be considered marijuana paraphernalia. Examples of marijuana paraphernalia specifically set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2 include pipes, water pipes, carburetion tubes and devices, smoking and carburetion masks, roach clips, chamber pipes, carburetor pipes, electric pipes, air driven pipes, chillums, bongs, and ice pipes of chillers.

What Are The Consequences of A Conviction For Marijuana Paraphernalia Possession?

The penalties if you plead or are found guilty of marijuana paraphernalia possession are probably a lot worse than you anticipate. You will face a fine of up to $1,000, a county jail term that can reach 6 months and a mandatory driver’s license suspension of not less than 6 months and as much as 24 months. Another collateral consequence of a conviction is a criminal record that will be available to potential employers, licensing boards and agencies and other entities that have occasion to perform a background check.

Woodbridge NJ Marijuana Paraphernalia Possession Defense Lawyer

One of the more foolish things you can do if you have been charged with marijuana paraphernalia possession in Woodbridge or another town is to attempt to handle this offense without consulting with a defense lawyer. Knowing what you are facing and your options in avoiding a conviction are certainly things you need to be aware of before you walk into municipal court. It would also be extremely helpful to have an attorney at your side that has successfully defended many violations of this nature. Call our Woodbridge Office at 732-634-0700 to explore these issues in a free initial consultation. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable in the defense of marijuana paraphernalia charges, including in Sayreville, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Monroe, Perth Amboy, South Brunswick and South Plainfield.  An attorney is available 24/7 to assist you.

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The criminal lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defend charges for marijuana paraphernalia possession in East Brunswick, Monroe, Cartert, Metuchen, Old Bridge, Sayreville, South Brunswick, Woodbridge, North Brunswick, Perth Amboy, South Plainfield, Edison, New Brunswick and Piscataway.