New Brunswick drug charges are very common. A lot of drug arrests are made at Rutgers University and in the urban parts of the city. Call to speak with a New Brunswick drug charge lawyer. Both New Brunswick Police and Rutgers Police are very active in investigating drug activity in the city. Most drug arrests in New Brunswick result in charges of NJSA 2C:35-10a and NJSA 2C:36-2.
In addition to drug arrests at Rutgers, the roadways of New Brunswick also result in a lot of drug charges. Route 18 and Route 1 are heavily trafficked roads. Often, a car is stopped on these highways for a moving violation and police suspect drug activity. If a New Brunswick Police officer smells marijuana, they will ask consent to search your vehicle.
If drugs (CDS) are found inside the vehicle, you will be cited with a ticket for NJSA 39:4-49.1 in addition to the criminal charges. This traffic violation is very serious, carrying a two year license suspension and fine.
There are five Rutgers campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway. These are the Cook, Douglas, College Avenue, Livingston and Busch Campuses. Where there are college students, there is usually a lot of drug activity. In years past, the most common drugs found on college campuses were marijuana and cocaine. Nowadays, marijuana remains the drug of choice while painkillers and other pills are gaining increasing popularity.
The New Brunswick Municipal Court is located at 78 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. The Superior Court is located at 56 Paterson St. If your charge is of possession of marijuana in an amount less than 50 grams, your case will be heard in the New Brunswick Municipal Court. If your charge is of possession of drug paraphernalia, your case will also be heard in the Municipal Court. Most other drug offenses will be heard in the Middlesex County Superior Court.
The best way to beat a NJ Drug charge is usually to challenge the search of your car, person, or house. This is done through a motion to suppress evidence. Call to discuss ways of fighting your New Brunswick drug charge.