Marijuana Possession Lawyers in Bayonne NJ
One of the most common charges issued in Bayonne New Jersey is possession of marijuana under 50 grams. This offenses is considered a disorderly persons offense, also known as a misdemeanor. If convicted of this offense, a Defendant could be incarcerated for up to six months, fined up to $1,000, issued fees and assessments over $800 and have their driving privileges suspended for up to two years. Furthermore, if the Defendant is found with under 50 grams of marijuana but was also found to be in possession of things like scales, baggies, currency or if the marijuana was broken up into smaller bags, the Defendant could be charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. For more information on the offense of marijuana possession, please click here. If you have been charged with the possession of marijuana in Bayonne, New Jersey, we can help. The Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall is an experienced Bayonne, NJ marijuana possession defense firm. Our office has over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including over twenty-five years of prior prosecuting experience. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with any one of our eight Bayonne NJ criminal defense lawyers, please contact our Jersey City office at (201) 309-1800. Now here is a recent article about a Defendant who has been charged with the offense of marijuana possession in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Bayonne Resident Charged with Possession of Marijuana
According to the Bayonne Police, they have arrested and charged a thirty-five year old resident with possession of marijuana after they uncovered 27 marijuana baggies in his pocket. They have reported that they first noticed the Defendant, who is apparently known to them as a drug dealer, with a large bulge in his pants pocket. When they approached the Defendant, they claim they became aware of an overwhelming smell of marijuana coming from his persons. It is unclear under what authority the police acted under, but the Defendant was searched and the searched revealed 27 bags of marijuana. As a result of their finding the Defendant was arrested and charge with possession of marijuana and possibly possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. The Defendant is currently being held in the Hudson County Jail, which is located in Kearny New Jersey, on a $15,000 bail with a 10% option. If you or someone you know has been charged with the offense of possession of marijuana in Bayonne, NJ we can help. If you would like to discuss our options with any one of our eight marijuana possession lawyers, please contact our Jersey City office at (201) 309-1800.