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Marijuana Possession Lawyers in Wall NJ

Qualified Wall Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyers

A marijuana charge in New Jersey can be a big issue if it is not handled properly. Do not risk a conviction for pot possession or distribution. Even with the permitted use of medical marijuana (under extremely specific and controlled situations), NJ will prosecute people caught using, selling and growing weed. You need a pot defense attorney serving Wall, NJ, if you have been charged for marijuana possession, distribution or the intent to distribute.

Have a Better Understanding of NJ Marijuana Charges

Under state laws, marijuana is considered a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Charges such as possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance depend upon the quantity of marijuana discovered when you were arrested. More than 49 grams of marijuana may warrant a less strict charge such as disorderly persons. But, if you are arrested in possession of 50 grams or more of marijuana, it may end in a felony charge.

Even if you are arrested with a moderately insignificant amount of pot on your person, you might still get charged with intention to sell. The state will occasionally pursue charges for the intent to sell, which is treated the equivalent of being caught in the act of actually distributing marijuana. Distribution and the intent to sell allow much more intense penalties than possession. You should create a solid defense with an experienced Wall, New Jersey marijuana law firm to defend your case.

NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers With Experience Fighting Marijuana Charges

The attorneys of Villani & DeLuca have been disputing marijuana-related crime accusations in New Jersey since opening its doors in 1996. Carmine Villani, Esq. is a criminal defense lawyer with a background in protecting clients facing drug charges. Mr. Villani is a previous municipal prosecutor and will leverage his experience to help your defense, so that it is as strong as it can be.

Marijuana Charges Our Qualified NJ Defense Attorneys Will Dispute

{The severity of the accusations that may be brought against you in the state differ depending on the circumstances of your arrest, like the amount of marijuana found on your person, where the arrest occurred and the intentions perceived by law enforcement and the prosecution.|Marijuana charges can be serious or basically insignificant depending on where the arrest occurred, the amount of marijuana and if the officer who arrested you and the prosecutor perceives your intentions were (distribution or personal use).

Possession of Marijuana

A conviction of marijuana possession of fewer than 50 grams can result in sentences ofup to six months in prison and a maximum fine of $1000. However, the penalty can be as high as 18 months in prison with a top fine of $25,000, when the total amount of pot passes 50 grams.

Marijuana Distribution and Intent to Distribute

Penalties for the intent to sell are usually more extensive than consequences for basic possession would be in NJ. Selling less than an ounce of marijuana is a fourth degree crime and can generate penalties of a mac sentence of a year and a half in jail and $10,000 in fines. A decision that results in your conviction for selling in the first degree, you face incarceration for as long as twenty years with a maximum fine of $300,000.

School Zones and Public Parks

All pot-related allegations will be increased if the crime occurs in a site labeled by New Jersey rule as a protected zone. Protected zones are in or near school zones as well as public parks. A school zone actually extends 1,000 feet from designated buildings owned by the school district. Enhanced charges will still occur even if school is not in session and no students are in the vicinity. Selling marijuana in or near a school is especially serious. There are allowances to this law, however, a qualified New Jersey defense lawyer can argue that the mandatory minimum sentence is not applicable.

Medicinal Marijuana

Certain people are permitted to use medical marijuana in New Jersey. However, NJ doesn't recognize defendants who have been approved to use medical marijuana by other states. Only serious health conditions or a mortal illness will be accepted as a medical marijuana exemption in New Jersey.

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To deal with your marijuana charges in Wall, N, contact Villani & DeLuca criminal defense lawyers. You may also talk to a criminal defense attorney for a free consultation with a phone call to (732) 709-7757.

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