Marijuana Possession

Bergen County Marijuana Possession Attorneys

Defending clients charged with Marijuana Possession in New Jersey

Though laws regarding marijuana are changing across the country, here in New Jersey, marijuana is still illegal. If you are charged with possession of marijuana, you are facing consequences, including fines, jail time, and loss of driving privileges, in some instances. There are other factors that may also have an impact on your case, such as whether there was intent to distribute and whether the arrest took place in a school zone. If you have been charged with marijuana possession in New Jersey, it is important to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can assess your case and effectively represent you. Contact Rem Katcher Law Group today for strong legal representation when you need it most.

Marijuana Possession Penalties

If you are charged with the possession of marijuana in New Jersey, there are a lot of factors to consider. Even though marijuana is a Schedule I drug, New Jersey has provided a unique set of consequences not allowed for other Schedule I drugs. Still, a marijuana possession charge is serious and can impact your future immensely. In New Jersey, the penalties are as follows:

  • 50 grams or fewer results in a disorderly persons offense, up to 6 months of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000
  • More than 50 grams is a crime, resulting in up to 1.5 years of incarceration and a maximum fine of $25,000
  • If the individual was arrested within 1,000 feet of a school, they will also face additional fines and 100 hours of community service

Defenses for Marijuana Possession Charges

Rem Katcher Law Group understands that much of your future is on the line when facing a marijuana possession charge. It is important to retain the services of an experienced team of attorneys who can defend you. The experienced attorneys at Rem Katcher Law Group can challenge the evidence against you to help you avoid a prison sentence and conviction. Depending on your circumstances, you may even qualify for Drug Court, Pre-Trial Intervention, or Conditional Discharge. If our investigation into your case finds that the law enforcement officer deviated from procedure, did not read you your Miranda Rights upon arrest, or did not have the appropriate search warrant at the time of your arrest, your case may be dismissed. We urge you to seek legal counsel. Rem Katcher Law Group is here to help. Our skilled attorneys are committed to exhausting all legal remedies to resolve your case in the best way possible.

Contact a Bergen County Marijuana Defense Attorney

When your future is at stake after being charged with marijuana possession, it is important that you retain legal assistance. Rem Katcher Law Group has provided clients throughout New Jersey with strong legal representation in criminal matters for many years. With significant legal experience, our attorneys have the skills needed to defend your rights and protect your future. Contact Rem Katcher Law Group today for a consultation.