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Holmdel NJ Marijuana Lawyer 2018-03-23T19:11:49+00:00

Holmdel NJ Marijuana Lawyer

The most common drug offense at PNC Bank Art Center and anywhere else in Holmdel NJ is possession of marijuana.  Although many view this substances as akin to alcohol, law enforcement clearly does not share this perspective. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 possession of any quantity of marijuana is illegal and this fact is readily apparent to anyone sitting in Holmdel Municipal Court. There are many marijuana possession cases on the court’s mandatory appearance calendar with the volume of charges spiking during the concert season at PNC Art Center. If you were arrested for possessing marijuana, our attorneys and former prosecutors can provide skilled representation. Our firm has been appearing in Holmdel Municipal Court for decades, with a lawyer on our team even having served as its prosecutor in the past. An attorney is ready to discuss your case immediately in a free initial consultation by calling our Middletown Office at 732-615-0039.

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Possession of Marijuana Charge in Holmdel NJ

If you were found in possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, your charge will be heard in Holmdel Township Municipal Court. This is the court with jurisdiction to decide a  disorderly persons offense like the one you are now facing. Nonetheless, a conviction can result in as much as 6 months in the Monmouth County Jail. There is also a 6-24 driver’s license suspension that applies. The only way to avoid these consequences through conditional discharge, dismissal or an amendment of the complaint to a municipal ordinance violation.

If you were arrested for possessing more than 50 grams, then your marijuana offense is an indictable crime which must be referred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. The case will also be referred to Freehold if the arrest resulted in seizure of more serious illegal drugs like cocaine, Molly/MDMA or other controlled dangerous substances. Unless you gain admission into the Pretrial Intervention Program, you will face a fine of up to $10,000 and a maximum prison term of 18 months for possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana. The mandatory driver’s license suspension also applies.

Use or Being Under the Influence of Marijuana

It is important to keep in mind that N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 violations are not limited to possession of marijuana. The statute is also triggered where someone uses or is under the influence of marijuana. The penalties applicable to possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, are the same ones that apply where the Holmdel charge involves smoking, ingesting or being under the influence of the drug.

Holmdel Marijuana Possession Attorney

With recreational attractions that include Holmdel Park and the PNC Arts Center, it should not be a surprise that the township has its share of marijuana use. The problem is that this activity is illegal, leaves a criminal record, carries a mandatory license revocation and can actually land you in jail. Logic would suggest that any individual facing a possession charge should obtain the best attorney they can afford to insure that they have the greatest chance of avoiding a conviction. Our firm can offer multiple lawyers who are highly equipped to effectively defend you marijuana possession offense in Holmdel Municipal Court. A lawyer on staff is available to consult with you 24/7 at 732-615-0039.