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Perth Amboy Marijuana Possession Attorney
Perth Amboy is a municipality in Middlesex County that our defense lawyers now well. Our eight criminal attorneys, including the former director of the gangs, guns and drugs task force of the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office, have been defending marijuana possession and other charges in the city for over 100 years between us. This is an extremely busy and densely populated town (i.e. 50,814 within 5.95 square miles) so it is not surprising that every attorney at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has has occasion to defend someone charged with possession there countless times. If you were arrested and charged with a disorderly persons offense for possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana or worse, a fourth degree crime for possessing over 50 grams, a lawyer on our team is ready to help you immediately at our Woodbridge Office by calling 732-634-0700.
Perth Amboy is a major thoroughfare to and from Staten Island along NJ440/NY440 and is also home to a major stretch of N.J. Route 35. The combination of these major roadways and a significant number of residents makes for a municipality where 2,500 disorderly persons offense are issued by the Perth Amboy Police each year. A significant percentage of these Perth Amboy Municipal Court charges involve possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana. Although this is a misdemeanor offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(4), knowingly possessing marijuana in this manner can result in:
- Fines & court assessments that can approach $1,500
- A suspension of your driver’s license for at least 6 months and as much as 2 years
- Up to 6 months in the county jail.
The penalties if you are convicted of a fourth degree crime for possessing over 50 grams of marijuana under 2C:35-10a(3) are even more significant. Your case, which must be heard at the Middlesex County Superior Court because it involves a felony, can result in:
- A fine of up to $25,000
- A state prison term of up to 18 months
- Suspension of your privileges to drive for 6-24 months
If possession occurred within a school zone, you will also be required to perform at least 100 years of community service. All of these penalties escalate dramatically in accordance with 2C:35-5 if you possessed the marijuana for the purpose of manufacturing, selling or distribution.
Perth Amboy Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer
Hiring the right Perth Amboy Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer can make all the difference when it comes to the outcome of your case. An attorney who is highly familiar with the court system and accustomed to successfully defending marijuana possession charges is going to be your best option for avoiding a conviction. The attorneys at our firm have this level of expertise as defense attorneys with a long track record of acquittals in Middlesex County, including in Perth Amboy. To speak to one of our lawyers in a free consultation now, call 732-634-0700.