Marijuana Distribution Attorneys Roxbury, NJ
NJ Criminal Lawyers Defend Clients Against Marijuana Distribution Charges in Essex County and Morris County, New Jersey
If police charged you with any criminal offense related to the distribution of marijuana in New Jersey, it is important to obtain experience legal assistance quickly. If the state charges you with distribution of marijuana, you face a felony charge with significant penalties that include prison time and significant fines. A lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the NJ criminal justice system may be able to help you avoid the most severe penalties for a felony drug offense.
At the Morris County law firm of Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz, our legal team includes former prosecutors who know from personal experience how the state will build its drug distribution case against you. We also have an attorney certified in criminal trial law by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, a certification awarded to a very small percentage of lawyers practicing in the state. When you trust our firm to handle your marijuana distribution case, you will find that we offer the benefits of large firm attorneys with many years of experience, along with the friendliness and approachability of a small law office. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your marijuana distribution charges in Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morristown, Rockaway, Denville, Dover, or anywhere else in Morris County, NJ.
Distribution of Marijuana in Dover, NJ: Charges and Penalties
The charge of marijuana distribution in New Jersey is actually several charges with different classifications that carry different penalties. Depending on the circumstances, prosecutors could charge you with:
Possession with intent to distribute marijuana: Prosecutors can charge with this this crime in the first second, third, or fourth degree, depending on the amount of marijuana involved. For example, distributing 25 pounds or more, or growing 50 or more plants, could result in a first-degree criminal charge with penalties of up to 20 years in state prison and fines of up to $300,000.
Distribution of marijuana in a school zone: NJ law adds penalties to the offense of distributing marijuana when it occurs in a school zone. If convicted of distributing or selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of school property in New Jersey, even if no students are present, an individual could face mandatory minimum prison or jail time, in addition to fines.
Distribution of marijuana in a public housing facility or park: If NJ police arrest you with intending to distribute more than an ounce of pot within 500 feet of a public park or housing project, you could face second or third degree marijuana distribution charges. Like a charge for distribution of marijuana in a school zone, this charge can be added to the charge of possession with intent to distribute and result in additional prison or jail time.
How Our NJ Criminal Attorneys Help Clients Charged with Marijuana Distribution in Parsippany, New Jersey
Our experienced Morristown criminal defense lawyers will investigate the circumstances of your drug crime arrest. Did law enforcement conduct the search legally? Did they stop your vehicle for a valid reason? Did police obtain a warrant correctly? Depending on the answers to such questions, we may be able to get the charges dropped or reduced. We may also be able to fight for pre-trial intervention (PTI) that could move your case into drug court, where the focus tends to be on drug treatment and rehabilitation as opposed to punishment and incarceration. Whatever the circumstances of your NJ marijuana distribution charges, our law firm can help.
Free Consultation with Experienced Morristown Criminal Lawyers About Your Marijuana Distribution Charges in Morris County, NJ
Call our Morristown attorneys or contact us online for a free consultation about your NJ possession with intent to distribute marijuana charges. We handle marijuana distribution cases throughout Morris County, NJ, including Parsippany, Morristown, Dover, Denville, Washington Township, Victory Gardens, Boonton Township, and Mount Olive, NJ.