A whole lot of drug arrests are made in Wall Township. Both Wall Police and New Jersey State Police issue plenty of Wall drug charges. I have represented many clients in Wall Township Court and in the Monmouth County Superior Court. If you have been charged with possession of CDS in Wall, call now to speak with a New Jersey drug charge lawyer.
The overwhelming majority of drug arrests in Wall Township are for marijuana possession. Possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana violates NJSA 2C:35-10(a)4. The charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia often accompanies the marijuana charge. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Wall violations NJSA 2C:36-2. Each of these charges carries up to 6 months in jail, a $1,000 fine, and a minimum 6 months license suspension. However, exceptions, defenses, and diversionary programs exist to these charges.
The primary reason for why so many drug charges are made in Wall is geography. Wall Township is situated at a crossroads of many important highway. These include Route I-195, Route 33, Route 34 and the Garden State Parkway. In the summer months, many out of town drivers come through Wall on there way to the shore. Wall is located close to Belmar, Manasquan, Brielle, and Point Pleasant. All of these towns have their own municipal courts.
These roads draw tons of traffic through Wall Township. With all this traffic, it is inevitable that a great deal of tickets will be issued. A lot of Wall Township traffic tickets are issued, especially in the summer months. Many of these traffic stops turn into drug arrests in Wall.
The way this usually occurs is after a police officer pulls over your vehicle and smells marijuana. If this occurs, the officer may believe he or she has probable cause and ask for consent to search the vehicle. It is said that over 90% of drivers who are asked to give consent do so. It oftentimes occurs that marijuana investigations lead to the finding of other CDS, such as oxycontin or other pills.
Both adult and juvenile drug charges are often made in Wall Township. An adult arrest for less that 50 grams of marijuana or paraphernalia will lead to your case being sent to the Wall Township Municipal Court. If you are charged with an indictable drug offense such as possession of CDS, your case will probably be heard at the Monmouth County Superior Court. All juvenile drug charges in Wall Township are heard in the Monmouth County Superior Court – Family Part.
All drug charges in New Jersey now carry a minimum 6 month driver’s license suspension. The only exception is if your attorney can show that to suspend your license will cause you an undue hardship. In some courts, it can be difficult to meet this showing. An experienced defense attorney may be able to help you meet this burden.
The judge in the Wall Township Municipal Court is The Honorable Joseph Defino, J.M.C. The judge in the Monmouth County Juvenile Court is the Honorable Eugene Iadanza, J.S.C. If you have a court date in either court, call to speak with a Monmouth County drug charge lawyer.