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Marijuana Possession Lawyers in Beachwood NJ

Qualified Beachwood Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyers

Ignoring marijuana laws in NJ may justify substantial penalties depending on the scope of the crime. The state relies on strict drug laws to arraign people for charges such as the possession, distribution and growing of pot. Ensure you have a good defense by hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney in Beachwood, NJ. NJ marijuana attorneys will work to defend your rights and protest pot-related charges.

Know the Law, Evade Marijuana Allegations in New Jersey

Marijuana is called a Controlled Dangerous Substance in NJ. Charges like possession of a CDS like marijuana are dictated by the weight of marijuana found on your person when you were arrested. More than 49 grams of weed may call for a less severe charge like disorderly persons. But, possession of a weight of marijuana more than 50 grams is a felony.

If you are arrested in possession of marijuana (this can be fewer than 50 grams), charges will frequently extend further than possession. The state will sometimes pursue charges for the intent to distribute, which is treated the same as being arrested in the process of physically distributing marijuana. Distribution and the intent to distribute carry much more intense consequences than possession. You need to build a strong legal strategy with an experienced Beachwood, New Jersey marijuana law firm to ensure your charges do not go beyond possession.

NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers With a Background Disputing Marijuana Charges

Since being established in 1996, Villani & DeLuca marijuana possession lawyers have argued for the freedoms of clients fighting drug charges, such as marijuana possession and distribution. Carmine Villani, Esq. is a marijuana possession lawyer with a background in the defense of clients facing drug charges. Mr. Villani is a former municipal prosecutor and will leverage his experience to strengthen your defense, so that it is as good as it can be.

Marijuana Charges and Penalties Our Qualified NJ Defense Attorneys Will Fight

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Possession of Marijuana

Your marijuana possession charges in New Jersey can placeyou in prison for six months with a $1,000 fine, even if the amount of marijuana is lighter than 50 grams. In New Jersey, possession of 50+ grams of marijuana will terminate in an 18-month jail sentence and a maximum fine of $25,000.

Marijuana Distribution and Intent to Distribute

All pot distribution charges are felonies by law in New Jersey with a conviction, but the consequences coupled with these charges range in severity. First degree marijuana distribution charges that end in a conviction are so strict that the person convicted can face twenty years incarceration and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.

School Zones and Public Parks

All marijuana-related allegations will be heightened 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 legally extends 1,000 feet from designated buildings operated by the school district. Increased charges will still take place even if it is not during the school year and no students are in the vicinity. If you are taken into custody in a school zone and charged with the intent to sell, a prison sentence of at least three years without parole may occur. There are extenuating circumstances to this law, however, an experienced New Jersey marijuana possession attorney can argue that the mandatory minimum sentence is not applicable.

Medical Marijuana

Certain people are allowed to use medical marijuana in NJ. But, if you do live in another state, don't assume that your medicinal marijuana card is valid in New Jersey. Only serious health conditions or a terminal illness will justify a medical marijuana allowance in New Jersey.

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

Have you been charged with possession of marijuana or distribution in Beachwood, New Jersey? Villani & DeLuca can assist. Contact our NJ marijuana criminal defense lawyers for a free consultation at (732) 709-7757.

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