Possession of Less Than 50 Grams of Marijuana
Please note: New Jersey recently voted to legalize recreational marijuana, but the law itself is still being written. If you are facing any marijuana-related criminal charges, we encourage you to call our office at 908-643-6801 or contact us online to discuss how the new law may affect your case.
In Union County, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense, and a conviction carries penalties of up to six months in prison and $1,000 in fines. The phrase ‘under 50 grams’ includes even the tiniest trace of marijuana. So whether you are found with a pipe containing resin, a marijuana seed, a joint roach in your ashtray, or a nickel bag, an arrest will result.
“As a former Union County Prosecutor, Municipal Prosecutor, a current public defender and a criminal defense lawyer, I have developed strong relationships with the local officials, prosecutors, and judges in Union County. I have a trusted reputation throughout the community, and when I advocate on behalf of my clients, my requests for a reduced or dismissed charge are taken seriously”.- Defense Attorney, Anthony Palumbo
I defend individuals throughout New Jersey against Marijuana charges in all Municipal Courts including Mountainside Municipal Court, Plainfield Municipal Court, Clark Municipal Court, Elizabeth Municipal Court, Garwood Municipal Court, Rahway Municipal Court, Roselle Park Municipal Court, Scotch Plains Municipal Court, and Linden Municipal Court.
NJ Marijuana Charges for Less than 50 grams
Possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana is a non-indictable offense in New Jersey, but the penalties that result on conviction can greatly affect your life. As a former Union County Prosecutor and current Criminal Defense Lawyer, I have a lot of experience handling marijuana charges in Union County. Do not enter a plea bargain without speaking to an experienced Union County Defense Attorney.
NJ Marijuana Penalties
In Union County, New Jersey, a conviction of possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana carries the following penalties:
- Up to 6 months in prison;
- $1,000 in fines;
- Probation; and
- Community service
For more information on the penalties for possession of marijuana possession of drugs, and distribution charges see my Drug Distribution Homepage.
NJ Marijuana Defense Attorney
I am Anthony N. Palumbo, a Union County former prosecutor, and my experience on both sides of the law has given me unique insight as a criminal defense lawyer. If you have been charged or received a criminal complaint for a marijuana offense, I am ready to fight your charge. Contact me today at 908-643-6801 for a free initial consultation by phone or in person.
I defend individuals against non-indictable offenses in Municipal Courts throughout Union County New Jersey. Cases involving minor criminal offenses are brought in the Municipal Court in the Municipality where the arrest occurred. For more information about charges in each of the Municipal Courts in Union County, visit my Municipal Court Homepages: Mountainside Municipal Court, Plainfield Municipal Court, Clark Municipal Court, Elizabeth Municipal Court, Roselle, Garwood Municipal Court, Rahway Municipal Court, Roselle Park Municipal Court, Scotch Plains Municipal Court, Linden Municipal Court.
I am Anthony N. Palumbo, Union County, NJ Marijuana Attorney of the firm The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo, located on 190 North Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016 and 740 Newark Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208.
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