Clark NJ Marijuana Attorneys
Marijuana Charge in Clark Township
Although legalization of marijuana has been at the forefront of the news in recent years, possession and distribution of the drug continues to be illegal in Clark New Jersey and everywhere else in the state. If you were arrested because you possessed marijuana or, worse yet, based on distribution of this controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”), you should definitely consider contacting the attorneys at our firm. We are the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, a criminal firm comprised of eight criminal lawyers that have over a century of experience defending individuals in Clark Municipal Court and at the Union County Superior Court. Our former prosecutors are savvy advocates with a long track record of success in defending those accused of possessing and distributing marijuana in Clark Township. To speak to a lawyer at the firm immediately, call 908-272-1700. An attorney will welcome the chance to answer your questions and advise you as to your best options.
Marijuana Offense in Clark New Jersey
Possession of marijuana in Clark is guided by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. It is a disorderly persons offense to possess 50 grams or less of marijuana in violation of 2C:35-10a(4). Possession of over 50 grams of marijuana is a fourth degree crime under 2C:35-10a(3). For more information on Clark marijuana possession click here.
The more serious variety of marijuana offense you can face in the Township of Clark is distribution in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. If you sell, distribute or possession with intent to distribute 25 pounds or more of marijuana in Clark New Jersey, you face a first degree crime and penalties that include 10-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $300,000. It is a second degree crime to distribute/sell at least 5 pound but less than 25 pounds of marijuana. The penalties for this form of distribution include a fine of up to $150,000 and 5-10 years in prison. Distribution of at least an ounce but less than 5 pounds of marijuana is third degree crime that results in up to 5 years in state prison and a maximum fine of $25,000. Selling less than an ounce of marijuana is a fourth degree crime and can result in your being imprisoned for up to 18 months and fined up to $10,000.
An individual can avoid prosecution for distributing marijuana in Clark by securing admission into the Pretrial Intervention Program. This diversion is limited to first time offenders who meet the strict guidelines for this relief. It is always best to consult an experience attorney to maximize your chances of obtaining PTI.
Clark Township Marijuana Defense Lawyer
Do not be lulled into thinking that a defense lawyer is unnecessary for a marijuana charge. The penalties are clearly significant, especially if you have been charged with distribution or possession with intent to distribute marijuana in Clark Township. The attorneys on our staff can educate you regarding what you are up against and, more importantly, what can be done to help you escape penalties. An attorney at the Marshall Firm is available immediately at 908-272-1700 to assist you. Initial consultations are always free of charge and our lawyers are available around the clock to help you.