CAUGHT WITH MARIJUANA IN GARWOOD?
States across the country are changing their laws in order to decriminalize marijuana possession. In New Jersey, marijuana it is illegal to possess without a prescription. In Garwood and throughout the rest of New Jersey, a conviction for marijuana “pot” possession or drug paraphernalia possession carries with it penalties that are severe.
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.
Attorney Daniel Sloan is a criminal defense lawyer and has handled Marijuana Possession charges in Garwood and 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, Attorney 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.
Garwood NJ Marijuana Possession Lawyer – Free Consultations Available
If you have been charged with marijuana possession or drug paraphernalia possession in Garwood and you would like to speak with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney, you can reach the Sloan law firm at (908) 358-2938. The initial consultation is always free.