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Marijuana Distribution

New Brunswick NJ Possession With Intent to Distribute Lawyer

If you have been charged with selling, distributing or possession with intent to distribute marijuana in Middlesex County, who you choose as your lawyer is extremely important. Whether the offense involves a gram of marijuana or several pounds, you will have a felony record in the event of conviction. You will also be exposed to penalties that include incarceration in state prison, thousands in fines, and a suspension of your privilege to drive in New Jersey. The attorneys at the New Brunswick Office of The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can assist you, however, in avoiding these consequences. We are a team of seven criminal lawyers that includes several former prosecutors, even one who served as a supervisor in the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Our lawyers also have over a century of experience defending clients arrested in Woodbridge, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Edison, Piscataway, and other towns in the region. We have the knowledge and skill to effectively navigate the court system so that you reach the very best outcome of your case. For a free consultation with an attorney immediately, call 732-246-7126.

Marijuana Distribution Offense in Woodbridge New Jersey

Woodbridge historically ranks one or two in the county in terms of population so it makes sense that the incident of a marijuana distribution offense is higher in the municipality than most. The fact that a considerable portion of the Garden State Parkway, including the Thomas Edison Service Area, is located within the township only adds to the volume of marijuana charges. For those facing a violation under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 (“Manufacturing, distributing or dispensing”) anywhere in the state, the consequences of a conviction are predicated on the quantity being sold or possessed with intent to distribute. Distributing twenty-five pounds or more of marijuana or possessing it with the intention of doing so, is a first degree crime. Distribution of at least five pounds but less than twenty-five pounds is a second degree crime. When someone sells or distributes at least one ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana, they face a third degree crime. Possession with intent to distribute less than one ounce of marijuana is a fourth degree crime. The following chart outlines the penalties that apply for each of these grades of marijuana distribution offenses.

Grade of Offense

Period of Incarceration

Maximum Fine

First Degree

10-20 Years


Second Degree

5-10 Years


Third Degree

3-5 Years


Fourth Degree

Up to 18 months


Distribution in a School Zone or Public Park. An individual faces an additional charge that is entirely separate from one filed under 2C:35-5 if the conduct occurs within 1,000 feet of school property. This area is referred to as a drug free school zone. For additional information on this subject, you can refer to our page for distribution in a school zone. A similar scenario results when distribution occurs within 500 feet of a public park or housing project.

Synthetic Cannabinoid. Lawmakers have adopted a different statute and rules that apply when possession or distribution involves synthetic cannabinoids.

East Brunswick NJ Marijuana Distribution Defense Attorneys

East Brunswick is one of the larger and more developed municipalities in the county. It also happens to be the site of our East Brunswick office. Our attorneys are savvy advocates with who have the skills to defend marijuana cases involving seizure of 5 pounds of marijuana or more. If you were arrested for distributing pot in East Brunswick Township, Old Bridge, Monroe, Sayreville, Perth Amboy or anywhere else in Middlesex County, we have what you need to avoid jail and other consequences. To speak to an attorney immediately, call 732-227-1200. The consultation is free of charge.

The defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represent clients arrested and charged with selling, distributing and possession with intent to distribute marijuana throughout Middlesex County, including New Brunswick, Woodbridge, Piscataway, East Brunswick, Old Bridge, Edison, Carteret, Monroe, Plainsboro, Sayreville, South Plainfield, South Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Amboy, South River and Highland Park NJ.

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