The Law Offices of Palumbo & Renaud
Menu View Our Practice Areas Menu In This Section

Marijuana Offenses Archives

The history of federal marijuana laws

The federal government first declared marijuana to be illegal during the 1930s. This illegality covered the sale, use and distribution of marijuana. Currently, marijuana continues to be illegal under federal law even though certain states have independently declared the drug to be legal for medical and/or recreational purposes.

What would legal marijuana look like in New Jersey?

Although Gov. Chris Christie has been adamant in his disapproval of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes, Christie only has a few months remaining in his final term as governor. Also, a Senate committee recently discussed how the state might legalize and regulate the drug. Could New Jersey soon legalize marijuana?

Will legislators legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey?

It might be hard to believe but a New Jersey resident gets arrested every 22 minutes -- on average -- for a marijuana crime. However, on May 15, legislators introduced a new bill that could make recreational marijuana legal if lawmakers pass it.

Failure to communicate could amount to waiving right to silence

A few months back, we offered up five facts every driver should know in the event of being pulled over by police for a traffic stop. The premise of that hypothetical was a stop for suspected drunk driving, but that's not the only situation in which the information could come in handy.

Is there any way to avoid trial on a marijuana charge?

Most individuals in New Jersey have never had to go before a judge to answer to any sort of charges. Most offenses tend to be minor ones, handled at the municipal court level. Crimes that are more serious get bumped up to criminal court. If you are facing allegations, minor or major, you need to take them seriously for the sake of your present and future.

Numerous drug charges filed following investigation

Three people have been taken into police custody in connection with a drug trafficking investigation in Morris County. The investigation, which was spearheaded by the Parsippany Police Department's Special Enforcement Unit, was initially launched in late 2016. The Morris County Sheriff's Office and Jefferson Township police were also involved in the investigation.

Drug charges: Marijuana is still illegal in New Jersey

Although marijuana is more common in the United States, and many laws are looser than in the past, each state is different. In New Jersey, getting caught with marijuana puts you in a difficult position. If you're caught with papers to roll a joint, you could face distribution charges. If you police find you with a plant, they may charge you with wanting to sell or manufacture marijuana.

190 North Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016

Phone: 908-316-8671
Map & Directions
Cranford Office

740 Newark Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Phone: 908-316-8671
Map & Directions
Elizabeth Office

Brielle Office
503 Union Avenue
Brielle, NJ 08730

Phone: 908-316-8671
Map & Directions

Servicios del Intérprete Disponibles Translation Services in Spanish Are Available

Master Card | VISA | American Express | Discover
Review Us