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New Jersey Marijuana Lawyers

Our Approach

As New Jersey Marijuana lawyers, we are here to defend & protect you.
If you are convicted of marijuana possession or distribution, you will get a criminal record & face imprisonment.

We have extensive experience in representing people charged with these crimes.

Most importantly, we will be honest about your chances of winning your case.

We never guarantee results. However, we do guarantee that we will aggressively fight for you.! 

Your case is as important to us as it is to you.

When you hire us, you will get total access to us. We respond to all communications and offer flat fees.

Your freedom is on the line and your choice of a criminal lawyer may be the most important decision you ever make. Meet with us today!

New Jersey Marijuana Laws & Penalties

Description
Type of Offense
Exposure to Incarceration
Max. Fine
Possession
50 g or less
Disorderly Person
6 months
$ 1,000
More than 50 g
Felony
1.5 years
$ 25,000
Within 1000 feet of a school adds 100 hours of community service, as well as an additional fine.
Distribution
Less than 1 oz
Felony
1.5 years
$ 25,000
1 oz – less than 5 lbs
Felony
3* – 5 years
$ 25,000
5 – less than 25 lbs
Felony
5* – 10 years
$ 150,000
25 lbs or more
Felony
10* – 20 years
$ 300,000
Within 1000 feet of a school or school bus
Felony
3* – 5 years
$ 150,000
Includes possession with the intent to distribute
To minors or pregnant women carries a double term of imprisonment and fine.
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Growing or Cultivating
1 oz – less than 5 lbs (less than 10 plants)
Felony
3* – 5 years
$ 25,000
5 – less than 25 lbs (10 – less than 50 plants)
Felony
5* – 10 years
$ 150,000
More than 25 lbs (50 plants or more)
Felony
10* – 20 years
$ 300,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Hashish
Possession of 5 g or less
Disorderly Person
6 months
$ 1,000
Possession of more than 5 g
Felony
6 months
$ 25,000
Manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing with intent of less than 5 g
Felony
18 months
$ 10,000
Manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing with intent of 5 g – less than 1 lb
Felony
3* – 5 years
$ 25,000
Manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing with intent of 1 lb – less than 5 lbs
Felony
5* – 10 years
$ 150,000
Manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing with intent of 5 lbs or more
Felony
10* – 20 years
$ 300,000
Within 1000 feet of a school or school bus
Felony
3* – 5 years
$ 150,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Paraphernalia
Possession or use of paraphernalia
Disorderly Person
6 months
$ 1,000
Sale of paraphernalia
Felony
18 months
$ 10,000
Important Tips
Failure to turn over marijuana to a police officer is a misdemeanor. Being under the influence of marijuana is a misdemeanor. Potential punishment is listed below in Penalty Details.
If under 17 year, driving privileges shall be suspended for 6 months – 2 years

What's a Mandatory Minimum Sentence?

If you are convicted of a felony with a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge has no choice in how he/she sentences you.

Your sentence will start at the “mandatory minimum” and go up from there.

For example, if you are charged with distributing 5 lbs of marijuana or more, your sentence will start at 10 years.
The judge cannot sentence you to less time.

You will not be eligible for parole during the “mandatory minimum” period of incarceration.

Paraphernalia Laws: 2C:36-2

What is Paraphernalia?

Paraphernalia includes items used in growing, harvesting, processing, selling, storing, or using marijuana.

If you are in possession of a grinder, bong, pipe, or baggie (used to carry marijuana) you will be charged with paraphernalia.

Paraphernalia penalties?

Paraphernalia Possession is a disorderly persons offense.
You face a fine of up to $1,000, six months in jail, or both.

Manufacturing or selling paraphernalia is a fourth-degree felony in New Jersey.
You face a $10,000 fine and up to 18 months in prison.

Possession of marijuana in a vehicle

As New Jersey marijuana lawyers, we devoted an entire blog to this subject.

Operating a Motor Vehicle with CDS

Driver's License Suspension

If you are convicted or marijuana possession you may lose your driving privileges for a period of six months to two years.

If you are in this situation, it is important to contact a New Jersey Marijuana Lawyer.

Can I get a DUI for smoking marijuana & driving?

Yes. A DUI in New Jersey is not limited to alcohol.
If you are under the influence of “any” drug while operating a car, you will be charged with DUI.

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Reach Out For Help

In conclusion, these types of cases are very complicated.

More often than not, if you have marijuana possession charges, you probably have other charges too.

You may be eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention so as to avoid prison.

The consequences of going to prison & having a criminal record are very serious.

We are Top-Rated New Jersey Marijuana lawyers with tremendous experience in these types of cases.

Don’t hire just anyone to represent you with your criminal matter.

Meet with us to discuss your case. We love what we do & we love helping people. Let us help you!

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