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Jackson NJ Marijuana Possession Lawyer

One of the busiest jurisdictions in Ocean County for marijuana possession is Jackson New Jersey. Hundreds of charges are filed in the township every year with most involving possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana. Irrespective of whether you were charged with a disorderly persons offense or fourth degree crime for possession of marijuana, it is in your best interests to contact the attorneys at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. We have over 100 years of combined experience with several former prosecutors on staff, including Matthew Dorry, who formerly served in Jackson Township. To speak to a lawyer with the skills to avoid a conviction, call 732-286-6500 for a free consultation.Charged With Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana Jackson NJAll Jackson marijuana possession charges arise out of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.  Subsection (4) applies to cases where someone is accused of possessing 50 grams or less of marijuana. This variety of marijuana charge falls under the jurisdiction of the Jackson Municipal Court as it is a disorderly persons offense. A conviction for possessing 50 grams or less results in a fine of up to $1,000, probation and up to six months in the Ocean County jail. There is also a mandatory driver's license suspension of between 6 months and 24 months that is to be imposed at the time of sentencing.Fourth Degree Marijuana PossessionWhen possession involves in excess of 50 grams of marijuana, a violation of subsection (3) arises. This grade of possession of marijuana falls outside the jurisdiction of the municipal court in Jackson and must be directed to the Ocean County Superior Court for resolution. A fourth degree crime for personal possession of marijuana carries a fine of up to $25,000 and up to 18 months in state prison. The same license suspension previously set forth also applies. Possession With Intent to DistributeMarijuana distribution, also referred to as possession with intent to distribute marijuana, triggers application of entirely different rules and penalties. This is especially true if this conduct occurs in a school zone or public park zone. Jackson Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana Defense AttorneysThe biggest block of Jackson marijuana charges that our attorneys handle involve 50 grams or less. While this offense is a misdemeanor, it clearly has the ability to cause significant penalties as set forth previously. A lawyer at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help you avoid these ramifications. To discuss the specific of your case with an attorney on our team, call us anytime 24/7 at 732-286-6500.Additional Jackson Township NJ Legal Resources

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