Howell Township Police are extremely active. Howell police make a great deal of arrests for marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession. To some extent, this is a result of the roads and highways that lead through Howell. Rt 9 and Route I-195 both traverse Howell Township.
Possession of Narcotics in a Motor Vehicle, in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1 carries a two-year mandatory driver’s license suspension. Possession of Marijuana, less than 50 grams, carries up to six months in jail, an $1,000 fine, a mandatory 6-month minimum driver’s license suspension and a over $500 dollars in other mandatory penalties. Possession of drug paraphernalia also carries up to a $1,000 fine, a mandatory 6 month driver’s license suspension and up to six months in jail.
If you have been charged with a marijuana or other drug charge in Howell, call to speak with an attorney familiar with the court. The Howell Township Court can sometimes be overwhelming. Luckily, both the judge and prosecutor are highly professional and fair.