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Belmar is a municipality that has more than most when it comes to marijuana possession charges. The borough has a huge influx of young adults during the summer and this is undoubtedly a primary factor in the significant number of offenses. If you were charged with possessing 50 grams or less of marijuana in Belmar, do not make the error of taking the summons lightly. A conviction will result in fines, probation, a license suspension of at least six months and can even cause you to be sent to jail. The good news is that our attorneys can avoid a conviction and these consequences in most possession of marijuana cases. We are the largest criminal in Monmouth County, possess several former prosecutors on staff, and even have a Belmar Office. To reach a lawyer at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver anytime 24/7, call 732-681-0080.
Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana in Belmar NJ
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4), it is a disorderly persons offense to possess 50 grams or less of marijuana. It is also a disorderly persons offense to use or be under the influence of marijuana contrary to 2C:35-10(b). These are the two most common forms of Belmar NJ marijuana offense. The punishment for either variety of this charge includes a maximum fine of $1,000 and county jail term of up to six months. You may also be subjected to a period of probation with drug testing and community service. An individual who pleads or is found guilty under either of these subsections is also required to forfeit their driving privileges for a period of at least six months and as much as twenty-four months. The judge may, however, relieve a defendant from the license suspension if their attorney demonstrates that an extraordinary hardship would result from the revocation.
Fourth Degree Possession of Marijuana. When someone possesses marijuana in a quantity of more than 50 grams, they are exposed to a fourth degree crime under (a)(3) of the NJ Drug Possession Law. The penalties for possessing marijuana in this manner include a fine of up to $25,000 and the possibility of up to 18 years in state prison. The mandatory driver’s license suspension previously set forth also applies in the case of possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana.
Belmar NJ Possession of Marijuana Lawyer
Whether you were arrested in a car, on the street or at a rental or other property, the ramifications for possession of marijuana can be serious. The drug remains illegal in any quantity absent a valid medical marijuana card. A conviction results in a formal record that will show up every time someone does a criminal background check and carries penalties that can significantly effect you life. It is certainly important that you do your best to avert consequences such as these. The attorneys at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver are well positioned to successfully defend you in this regard. To speak to a lawyer on our team, contact our office anytime 24/7 for a free consultation.