Possession of Marijuana Under 50 grams/hashish under 5 grams
Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams is a very common charge filed by local, county and state police. The statute is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(4), and while this charge is considered a disorderly persons offense (not a crime) the potential for serious and life changing sanctions does exist. The potential penalties if found guilty are:
• Up to six months in the County Jail;
• Up to a $1000.00 fine and approximately $800.00 in mandatory fees and assessments;
• Potential six (6) month loss of their driver’s license;
• Probation and/or community service.
The law office of King, Kitrick, Jackson, McWeeney & Wells, LLC has experienced attorneys who have represented people charged with this offense in Brick, Toms River, Jackson, Manchester, Point Pleasant, Wall, Belmar, Neptune as well as in many other towns throughout Ocean and Monmouth Counties. We have successfully argued for dismissal of these charges based on improper searches, acceptance into the conditional discharge program, as well as minimal penalties.
The information provided here is merely an overview of the law and nothing contained in this article should be considered legal advice. The law can and often does change. If you have a specific legal issue or problem, consult an attorney. If you have been arrested for a criminal charge in New Jersey and need professional advice, contact one of the criminal defense attorneys at King, Kitrick, Jackson, McWeeney & Wells, LLC at (732) 920-8383. We will provide a free case evaluation and consultation.