• There are different penalties in NJ for the possession or distribution of marijuana and the possession or distribution of any other prescription or narcotic drug; they are sometimes even heard in different courts.
  • Possession of marijuana under 50 grams is sometimes heard in municipal court; possession of a small amount of cocaine, heroin, or oxycodone without a prescription is heard in county court and charged as a felony.
  • Experienced attorneys can sometimes find loopholes or talk to the prosecutor to move cases down to municipal court.
  • Any charge with intent to distribute any drug are almost always heard in county court where the offense took place.
  • Get an experienced attorney involved immediately upon your arrest.