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.
Although several states, including nearby Massachusetts, have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use, New Jersey still has strict rules when it comes to marijuana possession.
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.
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.
With 2016 behind us, many people are looking hopefully to the year ahead. This may certainly be true if you are an advocate for marijuana decriminalization and more lenient laws in states like New Jersey.