Marijuana Possession Attorneys in Bloomfield, NJ
What Are the Consequences of Marijuana Possession in Bloomfield, New Jersey?
The penalties for marijuana possession in New Jersey are serious. For example, a conviction for marijuana possession, 50 grams or less, may result in the following consequences:
- Driver’s license suspension of at least 6 months and up to 2 years
- A fine not to exceed $1,000
- A term of imprisonment in the Essex County Jail not to exceed 6 months
In addition, a conviction of marijuana possession will result in a criminal record. Because criminal offenses are matters of public record, a routine background check will show any prior arrests or convictions that have not been expunged. This may close doors for future employment and relationship opportunities.
A charge of possession of 50 grams or less is considered a disorderly persons offense. Allegations of a disorderly persons offense are non-indictable, and are handled at Bloomfield Municipal Court, located in the Municipal Plaza, 209 Montgomery Street.
A charge of possession of marijuana in an amount exceeding 50 grams and a charge of possession with the intention to sell or distribute is an indictable offense. Indictable offenses arising out of Bloomfield are handled at Essex County Superior Court, located at 50 West Market Street in Newark.
What Should I Do If I Have Been Charged with Marijuana Possession in Bloomfield, NJ?
If you or a loved one have been charged with possession of marijuana, it is important to consult with an experienced New Jersey marijuana possession lawyer.
At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our criminal defense attorneys have represented thousands of clients charged with marijuana possession. Several of our criminal defense attorneys are former prosecutors. Robert Rowbotham, II is a former Deputy Attorney General for the State Attorney General’s Office of New Jersey in the Criminal Division. Casey Woodruff has tried cases in front of the State Supreme Court of New Jersey. Jon Bramnick has over 30 years of trial experience.
Free Consultations Available – Bloomfield Marijuana Possession Lawyer
If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our criminal attorneys to discuss a marijuana possession charge, you can reach us at (908) 322-7000. We are available 24 hours a day.