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What to Expect: Drug Possession Charges in NJ

May 1, 2020

Medical marijuana has taken the world by storm. It’s become so ubiquitous in some New Jersey citizen’s lives that dispensaries are currently being considered “critical” businesses that must remain open throughout the Covid-19 global crisis. Despite this distinction, it may come as a shock that it’s still illegal in our state to get caught possessing marijuana and other drugs. Don’t…

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Drug Possession in Middlesex County, NJ

March 12, 2020

Across the country we’re finding an increasing problem with drugs. New Jersey is no exception to this widespread trend. The age of drug users is decreasing, with 40% of high school students in the United States having tried marijuana one or more times. New Jersey is slightly lower than the national average at 37%, but this is still high. The…

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How to Get a Possession Charge Dismissed in New Jersey

November 25, 2019

Common NJ Drug Arrests Been arrested for a possession charge in NJ? This is the most common question new clients ask after being arrested for drug possession. This article answers some questions about how to get possession charges dismissed in NJ. The most common type of drug possession is possessions of marijuana. The applicable statute is NJSA 2C:35-10(a)4. This is…

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NJ Drug Laws and Penalties

September 5, 2019

When facing any type of drug charges in New Jersey, it is important to learn more about drug laws and penalties. No matter how minor your drug charge case might seem, it is critical to hire a New Jersey drug defense attorney.  An experienced lawyer will begin working with you on a defense strategy tailored to the specific facts of…

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Can I Be Arrested for Constructive Possession of Drugs in New Jersey?

September 5, 2019

Facing drug charges causes lots of anxiety. As a first-time offender who doesn’t have any experience with the criminal justice system, it is overwhelming. Facing charges for constructive possession can add even more confusion. So, can lawfully be arrested for constructive possession in New Jersey? Many people who are charged with possession of a controlled substance are charged because they…

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NJ Drug School Zone Charges – NJSA 2C:35-7

September 3, 2018

Possession With Intent/Distribution in School Zone Lawyer Facing drug charges anywhere in New Jersey? You need an attorney who understands the complicated area of law dealing with drug criminal liability and sentencing laws. New Jersey drug defense could be an entirely distinct area of law unto itself. The degree of exposure arising from a New Jersey drug arrest depends on…

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New Jersey Juvenile Marijuana Possession Arrests – NJSA 2C:10(a)4

September 3, 2018

Defense Attorney for New Jersey Juvenile Marijuana Possession Charges If your juvenile child was arrested for possession of CDS or marijuana/paraphernalia, speak with a defense lawyer today. All drug possession charges, even those involving juveniles, carry a mandatory 6 month – 2 year driver’s license suspension. Simple marijuana possession charges may seem minor. However NJ law requires that all juveniles appearing…

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How New Jersey’s New Medical Marijuana Laws Affect Drug Possession Charges

November 20, 2017

New Jersey laws and law enforcement efforts represent an aggressive approach toward marijuana. The state has some of the harshest penalties in the country for first-time marijuana possession offenders, and based on one study, more than 23,000 marijuana-related arrests occur in our state each year. As a result, New Jersey drug possession lawyers must constantly remain informed about changes in the law in order to…

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10 Arrested in Sophisticated New Jersey Drug Ring

January 7, 2014

As a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer, I’ve helped many clients across the state fight drug-related charges. Even with this experience, however, very rarely do I ever come across a drug-related case as large—and sophisticated—as the one that shocked New Jersey earlier this year. Recent Case In January, state and local authorities arrested 10 people in a alleged Central New Jersey…

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