Brick NJ Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana Lawyer
The largest number of drug possession cases in Brick involve 50 grams or less of marijuana. Smoking and ingesting of marijuana has become fairly common so it is logical that this offense arises so frequently in Brick New Jersey. Hundreds of individuals are charged with this disorderly persons offense in Brick. If you are facing a possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana charge in Brick Municipal Court, we are well equipped to assist you. Matthew Dorry of our office is the former prosecutor in this municipality. The attorneys at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver have over 100 years of experience representing clients in the municipal court with a long history of favorable results. Initial consultations with the lawyers at the firm are free of charge. Contact us at (732) 286-6500 to explore how we can help you defend this offense.Marijuana Possession Offense in Brick Township
All marijuana possession offenses filed by members of the Brick Police Department or the State Police patrolling the Garden State Parkway are filed under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4). This provision makes possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana a misdemeanor that falls under the jurisdiction of the municipal court in Brick. Cases involving more than 50 grams result in a fourth degree crime that must be sent to the Superior Court in Toms River for resolution.
How Is Possession Defined? An individual is exposed to the penalties set forth in 2C:35-10(a)(4) if they directly or constructively possess 50 grams or less of marijuana. Direct possession means physical control of the drugs/cds. Constructive possession applies where someone is not in control but is aware of the existence of the marijuana and has both the ability and intention to control it in the future.
What Penalties Apply to This Offense? A conviction under this law results in a criminal record, up to 6 months in jail, a $1,000 fine, and a 6-24 month driver's license suspension.
Can I Avoid Prosecution for This Charge? Yes. The conditional discharge program allows eligible first time offenders to escape prosecution by participating in a probationary period that is typically one year. This relief applies to a disorderly persons offense for possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana or possession of drug paraphernalia but not a traffic ticket for possession of cds in a motor vehicle.Brick NJ Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney
Marijuana remains illegal despite its popularity in communities like Brick NJ. An arrest results in serious penalties whether this seems unfair or not. You therefore need to mount an effective defense if you want to avoid the consequences for possessing 50 grams of less. An attorney at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver is fully equipped to serve you in this capacity. We are former prosecutors and committed defense lawyers who have been succeeding for clients in Brick Municipal Court for well over 20 years. Call our Toms River Office at (732) 286-6500 to speak to a lawyer on our defense team immediately.