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.
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 municipal court because it is a disorderly persons offense.
Marijuana possession less than 50 grams is a disorderly person offense and is punishable up to a maximum of 6 months in jail, hefty fines and driver’s license suspension. A conviction for possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana can result in up to 18 months in jail and $25,000 in fines. Possession of drug paraphernalia has the same penalties.
If you have been charged with marijuana possession in Lakewood, Toms River, Brick, Barnegat, Point Pleasant, Seaside, Lavallette, Surf City, Beach Haven, Mantoloking, Stafford, Little Egg Harbor or any other Ocean County town, it is a good idea to consult with an Ocean County NJ Marijuana Possession Lawyer. The Sloan Law Firm handles these types of cases throughout Ocean County, NJ and offers free initial consultations - (908) 358-2938.
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