Anyone arrested for a drug charge in Eatontown will be processed by Eatontown police. Eatontown police officers can either release you on a summons are have you sent to the Monmouth County jail in lieu of bail. If you are facing an Eatontown drug charge, call to speak with Monmouth County criminal lawyer.
Eatontown sees a lot of drug arrests. This is due to the many busy roads and highways that lead through the town. Most Eatontown drug arrests after traffic stops on Route 18, Route 537, Route 35 and Route 36. Most Eatontown drug arrests are for marijuana possession. Marijuana is not only an extremely popular and readily available drug, but its odor makes it an easy target for police officers.
Eatontown police are well-trained to detect the smell of both raw and burnt marijuana. Traffic stops easily escalate into police searches after police detect the smell of marijuana. This may be used to establish what is known as probable cause. Other factors that can be used to establish probable cause are the demeanor of the suspect and whether they appear to be under the influence of marijuana.
The judge in the Eatontown Municipal Court is the Honorable Mark T. Apostolou, J.M.C. If you are charged with possession of less than fifty grams of marijuana or drug paraphernalia, you case will be heard in the Municipal Court in Eatontown. Most other drug offenses will be transferred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. All juvenile drug charges in Eatontown will be sent to the Prosecutor’s Office.
Eatontown is located in central Monmouth County, New Jersey. The town is bordered by Tinton Falls, West Long Branch, Oakhurst, and Shrewsbury.