If You've Been Busted With Pot Pipes, Bongs or Scales…
Call an experienced defense attorney at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. Learn how you can benefit from our experience with the resolution of New Jersey drug charges and our familiarity with municipal court defense procedures around the state. Contact us at any of our five New Jersey offices, or call toll free at 1-877-450-8301.
Nobody’s going to get sent away forever for possession of a bong or crack pipe. State law does provide, however, for some highly inconvenient penalties for possession of drug paraphernalia. Your driver’s license can be suspended for up to two years, and a six-month suspension is basic. No hardship license, either.
Although possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor charge, it can also wreak havoc with educational opportunities, career prospects or security clearances. In combination with illegal drug possession or distribution charges, it can also expose you to the risk of jail.
We know how to negotiate drug paraphernalia charges to your advantage
In our experience, the prosecution is just as likely to use the New Jersey drug paraphernalia laws as a bargaining chip on a drugs or weapons charge as it is to seek a conviction. We know how to expand your options as we gather more specific information about your case. Our statewide municipal court practice can also represent an advantage as we work toward resolving the charges on the best terms possible for you.
Drug paraphernalia is a very broad term that encompasses many different devices and materials. Depending on the charges you face, it might well be preferable to fight the case and hold the prosecution to its proof. New Jersey criminal trial lawyer Jonathan Marshall can advise you about your alternatives in any case involving possession of the following:
- Pipes or bongs
- Precursor chemicals or cutting agents
- Spoons, blades or “bullets”
- Prescription pads
Don’t get too carried away with the misdemeanor nature of the offense. A hasty guilty plea can make real trouble for you that might be hard to get rid of. To get a solid idea of your legal options in a drug paraphernalia case, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall in Shrewsbury, Cranford, and four other New Jersey locations.