Tinton Falls police make a substantial amount of arrests for marijuana possession. This is because of the number of highways that run through the town. The Garden State Parkway, Route 18 and Route 537 all traverse Tinton Falls.
Typically, an officer stops a vehicle in Tinton Falls for a traffic violation such as speeding or tailgating. New Jersey police officers are well-trained to smell both burnt and raw marijuana. After the officer in Tinton Falls smells the odor of marijuana, this may be enough to justify asking the driver of the vehicle for consent to search the vehicle. Many marijuana arrests are made under similar sets of facts in Tinton Falls. The result, if less than 50 grams are found, will be a disorderly persons arrest which carries up to 6 months in jail, a $1,000 fine and a minimum driver’s license suspension of 6 months.
If you have been charged with Marijuana or paraphernalia possession in Tinton Falls, call now to speak with a criminal defense attorney familiar with the court and possible defenses to the charges.