While many states have taken measures to decriminalize the personal use of marijuana, New Jersey still has some of the strictest laws for marijuana usage in the country. Marijuana charges are extremely serious, as they can potentially expose you to harsh fines and possible jail time. If you have been charged with possessing, distributing, or cultivating marijuana, it is imperative that you contact the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC for an aggressive defense.
I, Attorney Gilbert, have served as an East Brunswick and Freehold drug crime lawyer for 19 years, and I am ready to stand by your side and make every effort to have your charges dropped or reduced. Preserving the rights of my clients is a top priority, and my firm is prepared to go the distance in the pursuit of securing a desirable outcome on your behalf.
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What Penalties Do I Face?
New Jersey has strict consequences for the possession, distribution and cultivation of marijuana. These penalties vary depending on the amount of the drug that a person is found with at the time of their arrest.
If convicted for possession, the following penalties can result:
- For less than 50 grams, up to six months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines
- For more than 50 grams, up to 18 months in jail and up to $25,000 in fines
Penalties for distribution are even more serious. A convicted person can potentially face a sentence of up to 20 years in state prison. If sold to a minor or a pregnant woman, these sentences double. Cultivation of marijuana carries the worst penalties, as a conviction can bring 20 years behind bars and a staggering $300,000 fine.
Building a Defense Against Your Marijuana Charges
If you are facing any sort of marijuana charge, consulting with an experienced attorney from my firm can help you more accurately evaluate your situation and determine the most appropriate defense strategy. Let me review your situation before it progresses any further and potentially out of hand.
Some of the issues that my firm will assess as we build a defense on your behalf include:
- Whether there was probable cause to stop your vehicle
- Whether or not the search of your person, home, or car was conducted in a proper manner
- If there was enough evidence to establish distribution
- If the proper chain of custody and testing of marijuana was conducted
- Whether the state can prove the possession or control of the substance
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Since the stakes are so high, it is crucial that you retain a hard-hitting defense to maximize your chances of reaching a desirable outcome. My reputation for success and commanding courtroom presence can give you the edge against the prosecution’s claims. With constant communication and an intricate examination of your individual case, I am willing to make sure that no stone is left unturned in the defense of your charges.
Your future is at stake – protect your rights by contacting an East Brunswick and Freehold marijuana crime attorney today!
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