There are far more marijuana possession charges filed in Wall NJ than you would think given its limited population (i.e. 26,164 residents per the 2010 Census). There is no doubt that the presence of both the New Jersey State Police and Wall Township Police Department within the 31.737 square miles of the municipality is a primary factor in so many individuals charged with possession of 50 grams or more of marijuana. As lawyers that make up the largest criminal defense firm in Monmouth County and handle countless cases in Wall, we also know that local law enforcement is extraordinarily aggressive in this municipality. You need someone at your side that has the skills and commitment to counterbalance these efforts. This is exactly what an attorney at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can facilitate on your behalf. We are former prosecutors and seasoned defense lawyers with the knowledge necessary to effectively defend you. Call our Wall NJ Office at 732-449-2292 for an immediate free consultation.
Charged With Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana in Wall Township
It is illegal to possess marijuana in any quantity under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. When the quantity involves 50 grams or less, subsection (a)(4) makes the violation a disorderly persons offense. The same is true if the basis for the charge is use or being under the influence of marijuana contrary to subsection (b). An individual convicted of simple possession of marijuana in Wall or anywhere else in New Jersey faces several consequences. The first and biggest ramification is the result record that follows a defendant around for many years until it is eligible for expungment. This means every organization that conducts a criminal background check including prospective employers, licensing agencies, insurance underwriters and immigration, will see that you have drug conviction. The second thing that happens if you are found guilty is that your license will be suspended for 6-24 months. Third, you will be subjected to payment of fines and court assessments that can easily exceed $1,000. Lastly, you can be placed on probation, required to perform community service and even sent to the county jail for six months. All of this should be reason enough to contact our attorneys if you were arrested for possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana in Wall.
Wall Offense For Fourth Degree Possession of Marijuana
Possession of marijuana mushrooms into a fourth degree crime, a felony, when it involves a quantity that is in excess of 50 grams. An indictable offense such as this can only be handled at the Monmouth County Superior Court. A conviction for this variety of marijuana possession carries up to 18 months in state prison and a fine that can reach $10,000. Your driver’s license is also subject to suspension as set forth previously.
Possession of Marijuana Lawyer in Wall New Jersey
The biggest error made by individuals in your shoes is taking their possession of marijuana offense too lightly. The penalties are nothing to roll your eyes at, especially when you consider how serious this violation is taken in Wall Municipal Court. Possession of 50 grams of marijuana or less is viewed as illegal without consideration to legalization. An attorney on the defense staff at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can insure that you are treated fairly and have every opportunity to escape a negative outcome. To speak to a lawyer on our team anytime 24/7, call our Office in Wall at 732-449-2292.