Scotch Plains Marijuana Possession Lawyers
Drug Crime Attorney Helps Clients Fight Marijuana Possession Charges in Scotch Plains NJ
An arrest for marijuana possession can hit hard. While a seemingly innocent offense, marijuana charges can result in serious consequences. Our Scotch Plains marijuana possession attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC have extensive experience handling drug cases for adults and juveniles in Union County and throughout New Jersey. When you contact us following your arrest for marijuana possession, we immediately go to work answering your questions, protecting your rights, evaluating the evidence, and preparing your defense strategy.
Scotch Plains Marijuana Possession Penalties
Without experienced and aggressive defense counsel, charges for marijuana possession can result in serious penalties, such as:
- Possession of 50 grams or less: Possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana is considered a disorderly persons offense, punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
- Possession of more than 50 grams: Possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana is a felony punishable by up to 18 months in jail and up to a $25,000 fine.
Additional factors, such as possession within 1000 feet of a school, can result in enhanced drug penalties.
Scotch Plains Marijuana Possession Cases
In Scotch Plains, New Jersey, marijuana possession cases are handled by the Scotch Plains Municipal Court or the Union County Superior Court. Marijuana drug possession charges involving 50 grams or less, as well as related marijuana drug charges — such as possession of drug paraphernalia and under the influence of marijuana — are handled in the Scotch Plains Municipal Court. Felony marijuana possession is prosecuted in the Union County Superior Court.
If you have been arrested for simple marijuana possession, you may be eligible to have your drug charges reduced or even dismissed by successfully participating in and completing the drug court program — a program that seeks drug treatment and rehabilitation options as an alternative to traditional drug crime penalties. Our experience as former prosecutors gives us insight into when the prosecution is willing to consider this option and when it may be an effective strategy for clients who are confronting drug charges.
Free Consultations Available – Scotch Plains Drug Offense Attorneys
You can reach us 24 hours a day. If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss your charges with an experienced marijuana possession defense attorney, call us at (908) 322-7000 or contact our criminal defense law firm online. In addition to our Union County law office located in Scotch Plains, we also offer convenient offices in Newark, Florham Park, and Little Egg Harbor.