Paramus Marijuana Possession Attorneys
Defense Lawyers for Marijuana Charges in Bergen County, New Jersey
If you or a loved one has been charged with a possession of marijuana in Bergen County, New Jersey, it is imperative that you do not delay in contacting an experienced criminal defense lawyer for help. New Jersey prosecutors are unforgiving when prosecuting marijuana crimes, even when the amount of marijuana is under 50 grams. In fact, being caught with a single marijuana joint can have serious repercussions, including heavy fines, jail time, probation, and suspension of your driving privileges throughout the state.
The Tormey Law Firm is a group of talented criminal defense attorneys who have extensive experience representing clients charged with drug-related offenses, including marijuana distribution, prescription drug offenses, and possession of drug paraphernalia throughout Bergen County and New Jersey. With offices in Hackensack, our highly skilled lawyers regularly in courtrooms throughout Bergen County, including those in Alpine, Bergenfield, Paramus, Lodi, Mahwah, Garfield, and Fort Lee. If you have been arrested for marijuana possession in Bergen County, one of our lawyers is always available to provide you with a free consultation at (201)-330-4979. You can also use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation or an appointment to meet with us at our Hackensack offices.
Possession of Marijuana Under 50 Grams: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(A)(4)
§ 2C:35-10. Possession, use or being under the influence, or failure to make lawful disposition
(4) Possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, including any adulterants or dilutants, or five grams or less of hashish is a disorderly persons offense.
Penalties for a Possession of Marijuana Less than 50 Grams
As set forth by the statute, simple possession of marijuana (under 50 grams) in New Jersey is considered a disorderly persons offense. These cases are handled in the local Municipal Court in the municipality in which the alleged crime was committed. Disorderly persons offenses can result in up to six months in the county jail, a $1,000 fine, and a permanent criminal charge on your record. This charge also requires a six-month suspension of your driving privileges in New Jersey, although a hardship application can be made to avoid the license suspension if good cause can be shown. Additionally, if you have never been convicted of a drug charge in New Jersey or any other state, you may be eligible for the state’s conditional discharge program. By enrolling in this program, you have the opportunity to have the charges against you dismissed by complying with program requirements during a probationary period.
Contact a Mahwah Marijuana Attorney for Immediate Assistance
The penalties for marijuana possession in New Jersey are serious, making it essential to have a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney on your side to help you fight these charges. For additional information about the penalties you face and assistance with your case, contact The Tormey Law Firm anytime at (201)-330-4979 or fill out our online contact form. One of our experienced marijuana defense lawyers will be happy to speak with you about your case free of charge.