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Holmdel NJ Marijuana Possession Attorney

Former Municipal Prosecutor Of Holmdel On Staff

An argument can be made that there are few attorneys who are better suited to handle a marijuana possession or drug paraphernalia charge in Holmdel or an arrest at PNC Art Center, than its former prosecutor. And that is exactly what The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can offer you. We happen to employ not only the largest criminal defense team in Monmouth County but also Matthew Dorry, who actually served as prosecutor in Holmdel Municipal Court. Mr. Marshall also has strong ties to the municipal, having attended high school there and served as the prosecutor in adjacent towns like Matawan and Hazlet, and the fill in prosecutor in Middletown and Colts Neck. Matt, John and the other lawyers at the firm are ready to review the facts of your marijuana case and plot a course to insure that you achieve the best outcome possible. We hope you find the information that follows of assistance and please do not hesitate to give us a call if you have been charged with possessing marijuana or paraphernalia in Holmdel. Initial consultations are free of charge and an attorney is available 24/7.

Posssession of Less than 50 Grams of Marijuana

If your case is pending in Holmdel Municipal Court, then it is what is termed possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana. This pedigree of marijuana possession is a disorderly persons offense that carries up to 6 months in jail, a fine as high as $1,000 plus mandatory court assessments, community service and/or probation with drug testing. A conviction also triggers a mandatory drivers license suspension of six (6) months to twenty-four (24) months which can only be avoided if a showing of extreme hardship is presented in a hearing in open court. This is where an attorney experienced in Holmdel can prove invaluable, especially someone like Matt Dorry.

Drug Paraphernalia Charges in Holmdel

It is common for individuals facing a N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2 paraphernalia offense to assume that it is a minor violation because it only involved a pipe, grinder or some other device for smoking rather than actual drugs. This could not be more from the truth as the penalties if you are convicted for possession drug paraphernalia in Holmdel are virtually identical to those that apply under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. The jail exposure and fines are the same and so too is the license suspension period. For more information on this subject, consult Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Holmdel.

Holmdel NJ Marijuana Possession Attorneys

Success in defending a marijuana charge almost always hinges on identification of bona fide issues. The issue could involve the legality of a motor vehicle search, patdown of the person, or maybe even the propriety of the laboratory test of the marijuana. Irrespective, it is crucial that the attorney at your side possess the experience and knowledge to identify an issue and present it is the most favorable way to achieve success. The lawyers at our firm have over 100 years of collective experience, including years serving as municipal prosecutors and appearing in Holmdel Municipal Court. We will insure that nothing is overlooked whether you are facing a disorderly persons offense, fourth degree crime or distribution of marijuana offense. An attorney in our Middletown Office is available immediately at 732-615-0039 to address your questions and guide you through this chaotic time. Holmdel NJ Marijuana Possession Attorneys at our firm welcome the opportunity to speak to you.