Former County Prosecutors & Drug Task Force Directors Who Have The Experience To Successfully Defend A Mushroom Charge Anywhere in NJ
Mushrooms containing psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound, are involved in New Jersey criminal arrests all the time. Although the club and concert scene are often tied to possession or distribution of this hallucinogenic drug, charges can result in just about any context. Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our criminal defense firm can offer you a unique qualifications to ensure success in defending mushroom charges, including:
- Over 200 years of combined experience defending controlled dangerous substances offenses throughout NJ
- 11 lawyers who specialize exclusively in criminal defense
- Former county prosecutors who served for decades in key positions like the Director of the Drug Task Force, Major Crimes Bureau, Juvenile Unit and even an entire Trial Division
- Certified criminal trial attorneys
- Offices conveniently located throughout the state in towns like Freehold, Jersey City, Elizabeth, Mount Holly, Toms River, Somerville, Mays Landing, Woodbury, Newark, New Brunswick, Trenton, Camden, Flemington and Morristown
If you would like a free consultation with an attorney who knows how to effectively secure a downgrade or even a dismissal of a “magic mushroom” charge, call 877-450-8301. Attorneys are available 24/7 to assist you.
Mushroom Charges in New Jersey
Psychedelic mushrooms are rare in New Jersey and are more commonly found in cow patties in the South and the West. The climate and conditions are more conducive to growth of fungi of this nature. While mushrooms containing psilocybin aren’t typically indigenous to this state, many individuals are charged with both possession and distribution of this CDS every year. The headings below attempt to explain the basics of each pedigree of NJ mushroom offense.
Possession of Mushrooms. Psilocybin contained mushrooms are consider a hallucinogenic or psychedelic substance under Schedule I of the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act. N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 makes it a third degree crime to possess a Schedule I drug. You face up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $35,000 if you are convicted of possession of psilocybin/magic/psychedelic mushrooms.
- Selling, Distributing or Possession With Intent to Distribute Mushrooms. If you were arrested for and found guilty of distribution of mushrooms, you face a crime of either the second degree or third degree, depending on the quantity of the drug being sold or possessed with intent to distribute. It is a second degree crime under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 to distribute, sell or to be in possession of psychedelic mushrooms with a weight of one ounce or more. It is a third degree crime to engage in these activities with a quantity of less than one ounce. The penalties for mushroom distribution including 5-10 in prison and a $150,000 fine for a second degree crime and up to 5 years and a $75,000 fine for a third degree crime.
- Possessing or Distributing Psilocybin Mushrooms in a School Zone. Conduct occurs within a school zone when it takes place within 1,000 feet of school property. Personal possession of mushrooms in a school zone results in an additional penalty of at least 100 hours of community service. When the activity involves distribution, an entirely separate and added violation occurs under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7 that carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment. For more information, you can review our NJ distribution in a school zone page.
- Distribution of Mushrooms Within 500 Feet of a Public Park or Housing Project. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1, an individual faces a separate second degree crime when they are charged and convicted for selling or possession with intent to distribute magic mushrooms in a school zone.
There are a number of ways that a savvy NJ criminal lawyer like those at our firm can help you. We can challenge the search and seizure, credibility of a confidential informant or utilize a host of other strategies to dismantle the mushroom charges you are facing. There is also the possibility of exploring diversion programs like Pretrial Intervention and Drug Court.
Criminal Attorneys in New Jersey for Mushroom Possession, Distribution or Possession With Intent to Distribute Charges
Whether you are facing a charge for possession or the more serious scenario of distribution of mushrooms, enlisting an accomplished defense lawyer will give you the best chance of an excellent outcome. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the experience and skill to get you to the finish line fully intact. If you have been charged with possessing mushrooms or distribution of this hallucinogenic CDS, an attorney on our team is available 24/7 to help you. Call 877-450-8301 for an immediate free consultation.