Wall Township and New Jersey State Police Make lots of arrests for Marijuana Possession and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. This is due to the many highways that lead through Wall including the Garden State Parkway, Route 34 35, I-195 Typically, these result from police stop and searches of the defendant’s vehicle.
Traffic infractions often give rise to Marijuana arrests, since the officer will invariably claim that they smelled marijuana emanating from the inside of the vehicle once they approach and ask for the driver’s credentials. This often leads to the driver feeling bullied into granting the officer’s consent to search the vehicle. Granting consent can usually undermine an effective illegal search argument, assuming the consent was given voluntarily, the right to refuse consent was explained, and a valid reason for the stop existed.
Nevertheless, Marijuana and Paraphernalia charges can be defended, and the consequences of those charges can almost always be mitigated by an experienced defense attorney. If you have been arrested in Wall Township, call now to speak with an attorney who regularly appears in Wall Court.