Marijuana Charges in Three Different Towns Results in Conditional Discharge Program, No Criminal Record
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Drug Crime Defense Lawyers with offices in Hackensack, New Jersey
The marijuana possession defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm recently helped a client out of a huge jam: he was arrested on three separate occasions in two different counties and was facing multiple marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia charges as well as a traffic offense of possessing a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. These charges spanned the course of four months, occurred in three separate towns – Paramus, Oradell, and Wayne – and two separate counties – Bergen and Passaic. Fortunately for our client, we got to work fast and submitted motions to consolidate the cases in hopes of resolving every charge in one global resolution. And it worked. Our client did not lose his driving privileges and he was admitted to the conditional discharge program which will permit the dismissal of all of the criminal charges upon successful completion of the program.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4), it is a disorderly persons offense for any person, knowingly or purposely, to obtain, possess, actually or constructively, 50 grams or less of marijuana. Generally, the penalties for the possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana include a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail as well as a $500 drug enforcement and demand reduction penalty pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-15(e) and a driver’s license suspension of six months to two years pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-16(a). Moreover, when it comes to a charge of the possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, R.S. 39:4-49.1 imposes a mandatory two-year license suspension.
In our client’s recent case, he was facing fines, potential jail time and a lengthy license suspension in all three separate cases because each case occurred in different towns. In other words, there were potentially multiple convictions with their own individual penalties. But luckily the criminal defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm were able to consolidate all three of his cases into one and admit him to a diversionary program under N.J.S.A. 2C:36A-1, which will result in dismissal of all of the criminal charges upon successful completion.
Marijuana Possession Lawyers Bergen County NJ
If you are facing drug possession charges including the possession of under 50 grams of marijuana or the possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, the Tormey Law Firm can help. Our experienced drug possession defense attorneys are available 24/7 help defend your case.