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Marijuana Possession Lawyers in Englishtown NJ

Experienced Englishtown Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyers

If you do not have proper legal representation, weed charges will be a big problem. New Jersey has tough marijuana laws and penalties for possession and distribution. Even with the allowed use of medical marijuana (under very specific and controlled situations), New Jersey will go after people arrested for using, selling and growing pot. You need a pot defense lawyer serving Englishtown, New Jersey, if you have been taken in for marijuana possession, distribution or the intent to distribute.

Know the Law, Evade Marijuana Charges in NJ

Marijuana is called a Controlled Dangerous Substance in New Jersey. The amount of weed discovered on you will dictate the consequences you can face. Fifty grams of weed can warrant a less strict charge like disorderly persons. But, if you are arrested with possession of 50 grams of marijuana, it can lead to a felony charge.

Having possession of large quantities of marijuana will typically lead to in charges other than simple possession. An arrest for marijuana possession can turn into the attempt to distribute depending on the amount in your possession and what police determine your purposes were. Your lawyer will work hard to have your intent to sell charges in Englishtown decreased to possession or dismissed.

NJ Criminal Defense Attorneys With Experience Fighting Marijuana Charges

As a former municipal prosecutor and public defender, Carmine Villani, Esq. has unique experience for a marijuana criminal defense lawyer. Villani & DeLuca opened in 1996 and has been disputing weed allegations for the accused ever since.

Marijuana Offenses

{Your marijuana charges hinge on how much marijuana you were in possession of, where your arrest happened and what police believe you were trying to do with the illegal drugs you had on you.|Marijuana charges may be severe or basically insignificant depending on the geography of your arrest, the weight of marijuana and what the officer who arrested you and the prosecutor believes your intent was (distribution or personal use).

Possession of Marijuana

Marijuana possession in New Jersey of fewer than 50 grams can be punished by jail terms of no more than six months and fines that reach upwards $1,000. Possession of marijuana in measures of greater than 50 grams is more serious and can produce a $25,000 fine and as much as an 18-month incarceration.

Marijuana Distribution and Intent to Distribute

Penalties for the intent to sell are usually more wide-ranging than penalties for simple possession is in New Jersey. Distribution of just an ounce of weed or less will earn a prison time of up to 18 months and a fine of $10,000 for a conviction. If you are ruled to be guilty of distributing or the intent to distribute in the first degree, your penalties can be as intense as a twenty-year jail term and a $300,000 fine.

School Zones and Public Parks

All marijuana-related charges will be enhanced if the crime takes place in a site labeled by NJ laws as a protected zone. These protected zones comprise public parks and school zones. School zones are defined as any land leased or owned by an elementary school, middle school, high school or school board and include areas up to 1,000 feet from these buildings as well as school vehicles. School does not need to be in session for an arrest in a school zone to apply to your charges. If you are arrested in a school zone and charged with the intent to sell, a jail term of at least three years without parole can apply. But, you could still be able to argue your charges, with the assistance of a criminal defense attorney.

Medicinal Marijuana

NJ does have a medicinal marijuana program, but it is extremely regulated in the sense that not many people qualify for it. Although you might be allowed to use medical marijuana somewhere else in the United States, NJ's medical marijuana program does not include many people. While certain states have very tolerant medical marijuana policies, New Jersey does not. Only serious conditions can lead to medicinal marijuana exemptions.

Villani & DeLuca is Here for You 24/7 for Legal Advice

Get in touch with Villani & DeLuca right now if you are facing marijuana charges in Englishtown, New Jersey. You may also speak with a Villani & DeLuca defense attorney at (732) 709-7757 for a free legal consultation. Our New Jersey marijuana defense lawyers are here 24 hours a day, each day of the year.

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