Woodbridge Police are very active in investigating drug activity in Woodbridge Township. This, combined with the many roads and highways in Woodbridge, results in a lot of arrests for possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) marijuana and drug paraphernalia. If Woodbridge police have arrested you for a drug offense, you be summoned to appear at an arraignment in the Woodbridge Municipal Court. Before your this date, you simply must contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to find out what your rights are and what the possible penalties are that you might be facing.
The consequences of pleading or being found guilty to a drug charge, including Possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia may not be fully realized until it is too late. These criminal charges are classified as disorderly persons offenses or misdemeanors. While they are not “crimes” under New Jersey law, they still subject you to six months in jail and a 1,000 dollar fine. Your driver’s license may also be suspended.
Many people are arrested for drug possession after being stopped for a traffic violation. This is true especially in Woodbridge. Woodbridge is located in central New Jersey in Middlesex County. Many roads and highways go through Woodbridge. These include the Garden State Parkway, Route 9, Route 1, and the New Jersey Turnpike.
There are several judges and prosecutors that preside in the Woodbridge Municipal Court. Woodbridge court can be a very hectic, overwhelming place to find yourself. You should certainly contact an attorney before considering appearing on your own.