Diligently defending against marijuana possession charges in NJ
Marijuana laws are especially harsh in New Jersey. Possession of marijuana is a criminal charge and the ramifications can affect your life and livelihood for years. By federal classification, marijuana is a Schedule I drug. This means that the federal government considers marijuana one of the most dangerous and addictive drugs. Schedule I drugs are also thought to have no medical purposes. Most states have taken a different position on the matter. Some have permitted medical marijuana industries to function and others have outright legalized it against federal law. Though New Jersey has a very strict and regulated medical marijuana industry, the state is not friendly to marijuana. Though the penalties are aggressive, attorneys at Keith Hirschorn P.C. have the experience and negotiating skills to come to a better outcome for your case.
Consequences of marijuana possession
Being charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams is a disorderly persons charge. This charge can result in:
- 6 months of jail time
- fines up to $1000
If you are caught with more than 50 grams of marijuana, it is considered a fourth degree criminal offense. This can result in:
- up to 18 months of jail time
- up to $25,000 in fines
Caught with marijuana in a school zone or your car?
Anyone caught with drugs within a school zone faces a mandatory assignment of 100 hours in a community service program in addition to the other penalties. If you are caught with marijuana in a motor vehicle, you may be facing even more charges in connection to your license and fines from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
New Jersey marijuana possession attorney with the skills to fight for you
Attorneys at Keith Hirschorn P.C. have the experience necessary to explain what charges you face and possibly fight the charges you are facing. We have regularly negotiated with prosecutors, avoiding jail time in exchange for probation and rehabilitation. This is not the case for every circumstance. Speak to an attorney at Keith Hirschorn P.C. to review your case. We will fight your charges, protect your rights, and may be able to have the charges dropped all together. Call us for a consultation.