Ocean County NJ Law

In Ocean County and throughout New Jersey, drunk-driving is taken very seriously.   Anyone driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher is guilty of driving under the influence (DUI)/driving while intoxicated (DWI).   However, a driver whom the police believe is impaired by alcohol can also be found guilty of DWI / DUI.   Police officers are trained to detect driver impairment as a result of alcohol and a person can be convicted based upon an officer’s observations alone.   DUI PENALTIES IN NEW JERSEY The penalties for driving while intoxicated/driving under the influence are severe.    Those convicted of drunk driving face stiff fines and surcharges, loss of driving privileges and possibly incarceration.   Subsequent DWI / DUI convictions may result in even higher fines and mandatory jail.   FIRST OFFENSE – DUI Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) of .08%-.09% Imprisonment: Up to 30 days License suspension: 90 Days Fines: $250 – $400 plus fees S

Ocean County NJ Marijuana Possession Law

WHY DID I GET TWO TICKETS FOR MARIJUANA POSSESSION IN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ? Those arrested for drug possession are frequently arrested while in their car.   As a result, the police will typically issue a traffic ticket for marijuana in the vehicle in addition to the separate offenses of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. IS MARIJUANA POSSESSION IN OCEAN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY STILL A CRIME? In Ocean County, NJ , possession of any amount of marijuana without a valid prescription is a crime even if you have no amount of marijuana in your system.   It is very common for those arrested for marijuana possession to have their matter heard in municipal court.    This is because marijuana possession less than 50 grams is a disorderly persons offense.   Many times, those arrested for marijuana possession are also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia as well because the police find the marijuana in a grinder or other paraphernalia.   Drug paraphernalia is also handled in