Charged with Possession of Marijuana in Tinton Falls NJ?
The Tinton Falls Municipal Court, which is located at 556 Tinton Ave presides over a substantial amount of marijuana cases each and every year. By far one of the most common situations that leads to a Defendant being charged with the possession of marijuana in Tinton Falls is a motor vehicle stop. Whether it be by the New Jersey State Police on the Garden State Parkway or a local Tinton Falls police officer on a side road in the township. Regardless of the situation, if you are summonsed to appear in the Tinton Falls Municipal Court to answer for a marijuana charge it is imperative that you speak to a criminal defense attorney about your options. Hiring the right attorney, one that not only knows how to defend a drug charge in New Jersey but one who also has experience dealing with the Tinton Falls Municipal Court can go a long way to resolving the matter in a favorable way. If you have been charged with the possession of marijuana, the possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, possession of a drug paraphernalia or any other drug offense for that matter in Tinton Falls, the criminal defense attorneys at Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help.
The attorneys at Keith Oliver Criminal Law have been appearing the Tinton Falls Municipal Court for the better part of the last decade. Our attorneys will aggressively challenge the evidence presented against you in order to achieve a favorable outcome. If you would like to speak to one of our Tinton Falls marijuana possession defense lawyers about your options then please contact us at (732) 858-6959. We can discuss the specific facts of your case and we will give you our honest feedback on how we think we can be of assistance. We understand that no two clients let alone no two cases are the same. As such, we will formulate a game plan that works best to suit your needs. If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us. These are serious charges and ones that should not be taken lightly.
Marijuana Lawyer in Tinton Falls NJ
Do I need a Lawyer for a Marijuana Charge in NJ?
If a Defendant is caught possessing less than 50 grams of marijuana in Tinton Falls then there charges will be handled in the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. That is because the possession of marijuana under 50 grams is a disorderly persons offense, which is New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor. That is correct, marijuana is still illegal in New Jersey and yes, if convicted, a Defendant will be scarred with a criminal record among other things. Just to show you how seriously New Jersey takes marijuana charges, the possession of marijuana under 50 grams is one of only two charges under the New Jersey criminal code where plea bargaining is prohibited. The other being driving while intoxicated. So, it is highly recommended that if you or a loved one has been charged with the possession of marijuana in New Jersey that you retain the assistance of an attorney.
How can an Attorney Help?
An attorney can attack the evidence presented against you in order to achieve a favorable outcome. Some of the most common avenues to attack include but are not limited to the following:
- The Probable Cause for the Motor Vehicle Stop;
- The Probable Cause for the Search;
- The Probable Cause for the Seizure;
- Miranda Rights;
- Where was the Marijuana found?
- Constructive Possession?
- Joint Possession?
These are just a few of the areas that the attorneys at Keith Oliver Criminal Law would look to attack if we were handling your matter. If you would like to speak to one of our attorneys about your options then please contact us at 732-858-6959.
What are the Penalties for Marijuana in NJ?
As stated above, marijuana under 50 grams charges are disorderly persons offenses. Therefore, if convicted, a Defendant will be facing the following:
- Six Months in the Monmouth County Jail
- $1,000 Fine
- $500 Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction (DEDR) Assessment
- $50 Forensic Laboratory Assessment
- $30 Law Enforcement Officers Training and Equipment (LEO) Assessment
- $50 Victims of Crimes Compensation Fund (VCCA) Assessment
- $75 Safe Neighborhood Services Fund Assessment
- 6 Month Loss of License
- Community Service
- Court Mandated Drug Rehabilitation Program.
With that being said, there are several programs that a Defendant may be able to participate. One of them being the conditional discharge program. If a Defendant is eligible and accepted, they would be given the opportunity to walk away from these charges without a criminal record. For more information on this program please click the link or contact us at 732-858-6959.
Tinton Falls NJ Marijuana Attorneys
If you have been charged with the possession of marijuana, the possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, the possession of heroin, the possession of cocaine or possession of drug paraphernalia, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Our attorneys have been appearing in the Tinton Falls Municipal Court for years now. If you would like to speak to one of our attorneys about your options then please do not hesitate to contact us. Do not let a simple mistake ruin your future.