States across the country are changing their laws in order to decriminalize marijuana possession. New Jersey is not currently one of them. In Berkeley Heights and throughout the rest of New Jersey, marijuana “pot” possession and drug paraphernalia possession are criminal offenses without a valid prescription. The penalties are severe, which is why it is important for anyone charged with marijuana possession to consult with a Berkeley Heights NJ Marijuana Possession Lawyer.

Penalties for Marijuana Possession

Possession of marijuana less than 50 grams is a disorderly person offense and is punishable up to a maximum of 6 months in jail, hefty fines and driver’s license suspension. A conviction for possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana can result in up to 18 months in jail and $25,000 in fines.

Berkeley Heights NJ Marijuana Possession Lawyer – Free Consultations Available

Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel Sloan has handled Marijuana Possession charges throughout New Jersey. In any marijuana possession case, he looks to make sure the police conducted a valid search and that the police actually tested the substance to confirm that it is, in fact, marijuana. If the police did not do their jobs correctly, he will file a motion to dismiss the case on behalf of the client.

If there is no basis to file a motion to dismiss, Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel Sloan looks to have his clients admitted into a Conditional Discharge program. Successful completion of the conditional discharge program can result in the marijuana possession charges ultimately being dismissed.

New Jersey Marijuana Defense Attorney – (908) 358-2938

If you have been charged with marijuana possession or drug paraphernalia possession in Berkeley Heights and you would like to speak with an experienced New Jersey marijuana defense attorney, you can reach The Sloan Law Firm at (908) 358-2938.

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