Facing a Drug Paraphernalia Charge in Montgomery NJ?
Have you been charged with the possession of marijuana under 50 grams or the possession of drug paraphernalia in Montgomery New Jersey? If so, it is strongly recommend that you speak to a criminal defense lawyer immediately about your options. Although the rumors that marijuana will soon be legalized continue to run ramped around the State, the fact of the matter is that marijuana is still illegal. It is considered a disorderly persons offense, which is New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor. So, if convicted, a Defendant would be facing up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, about $800 in fees, probation, court mandated rehabilitation as well as a six month loss of license. As you can tell, this is not something to take lightly. If you would like to speak to one of the lawyers at Keith Oliver Criminal Law, then please contact our Bridgewater office at 908.533.1064. We would be glad to go over the specifics of your case and give you our honest feedback on how we think we can be of assistance.
Local Manville Resident Charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
The Montgomery police department has announced that they have arrested and charged a Manville resident with the possession of drug paraphernalia, a long with several traffic violations. Apparently, the charges came to light after a routine traffic stop for an expired inspection decal and inoperable brake lamp. Once the traffic stop was initiated, the officer claimed he detected the odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Based on the recent change in case law, which has eliminated the necessity of a search warrant for a motor vehicle, provided probable cause is established, a search of the Defendant’s vehicle was conducted. Despite the claim of the odor of marijuana, all that was located inside the vehicle was some form of drug paraphernalia that was used to snort CDS. The Defendant was transported to the Montgomery Police Department and processed for the possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to inspect a vehicle and maintenance of lamps. Once the Defendant was processed, he was released upon a summons to appear in the Montgomery Municipal Court.
Montgomery NJ Marijuana Possession Lawyer
Since the Defendant referenced above was charged with a disorderly persons offense (drug paraphernalia) and traffic violations, the charges will be litigated in the Montgomery Municipal Court. The Montgomery Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all disorderly persons, petty disorderly persons and traffic offenses that occur within the townships borders. If the Defendant was charged with a more serious offense, like the possession of cocaine, all of the charges would have to be transferred to the Somerset County Superior Court, which is located in Somerville, New Jersey for disposition. If you have been accused of a drug offense in Montgomery Township and you would like to speak to one of our criminal defense attorneys about your options, then please contact us at 908-533-1064.
For more information on this incident, please checkout the patch.com article labeled, 4 Drug, 1 DWI Arrests Made In Montgomery “Montgomery Police arrested 4 people on drug-related charges and 1 for driving while intoxicated, according to the police blotter.”