States across the country are changing their laws in order to decriminalize marijuana possession. In Westfield and throughout New Jersey, it is illegal to possess any amount of marijuana without a valid prescription. Marijuana “pot” possession and drug paraphernalia possession are criminal offenses and the penalties are severe.

Westfield NJ Marijuana Lawyer

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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.

Westfield NJ Marijuana Lawyer – Free Consultations Available

Attorney Daniel Sloan handles Marijuana charges in Westfield 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, the Sloan Law Firm will look 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.

If you have been charged with marijuana possession or drug paraphernalia possession in Westfield, it is important to consult with a Westfield NJ Marijuana Lawyer.  Attorney Daniel Sloan is a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney.  For a free initial consultation with a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, you can reach the Sloan Law Firm at (908) 358-2938.