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Simple Possession of Marijuana Lawyers Parsippany, NJ

NJ Criminal Attorney Defends Clients Against Marijuana Possession Charges in Morris County and Essex County, New Jersey

People sometimes mistakenly assume that possessing marijuana for personal use in New Jersey is legal. In reality, however, possession of even a small amount of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense (a misdemeanor) in NJ. Conviction for marijuana possession carries penalties that can affect your life and your future. That’s why you should find a knowledgeable and experienced Morris County criminal defense lawyer to help you fight the charge of simple marijuana possession in Morristown, Parsippany, Dover, Denville, or anywhere else in New Jersey.

At the Morristown law firm of Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz, our skilled attorneys include former prosecutors and a lawyer certified in criminal trial law by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. This level of experience and knowledge is highly beneficial to clients who face a charge of simple possession of marijuana in a local municipal court. Moreover, clients also find our experienced drug crime defense attorneys to be friendly, accessible, and highly focused on securing the best outcome possible to each case.

Consequences of a Conviction for Simple Possession of Marijuana in Denville, NJ

If convicted of simple possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana in New Jersey, you could face a variety of penalties, including:

  • Fines of up to $1,000.
  • Court fees.
  • A maximum of six months in jail.
  • Probation that includes random drug testing.
  • License suspension for up to six months.

If you do not have a previous criminal record, you may be able to enroll in an alternative program called “conditional discharge” that could result in eventual dismissal of the charges. The primary condition is that the defendant remain arrest-free for a specified period, usually one year. Our lawyers advise clients about their eligibility for programs like these.

How Our Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help You Beat Charges for Simple Possession of Marijuana in Mount Olive, NJ

You do not need to have actual marijuana in your possession to face a charge of simple possession of marijuana. If police find a pipe with residue, paraphernalia such as rolling papers or bongs, a roach in an ashtray, or even stray seeds, they could charge you with marijuana possession. You could even be driving in a car with another person who had marijuana and be charged with possession of marijuana. The circumstances of each case are unique, and our attorneys will investigate your case to determine the best strategy for beating the charges.

When building a defense for clients charged with simple possession of marijuana in NJ, we examine issues such as the legality of the traffic stop, whether police accurately calculated the amount of the drug, and whether chain of custody rules were followed with the drug evidence. We look for opportunities to seek exclusion of evidence and dismissal of the case. We also advise clients about the pros and cons of a plea bargain with the prosecutor.

Call Our Morristown Criminal Attorneys to Discuss Your Simple Possession of Marijuana Charges in Morris County, NJ

If you are facing simple possession of marijuana charges in New Jersey, call our law firm for experienced and knowledgeable help. Telephone or contact us online for a free initial consultation. Our law firm handles simple possession of marijuana cases throughout Morris County, NJ, including Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morristown, Mount Olive, Denville, Washington Township, Dover, East Hanover Township, Victory Gardens, Roxbury, Boonton Township, and Harding Township, NJ.

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