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Marijuana Charges

Marijuana Crime Attorney in East Brunswick

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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.

Take the first step towards a powerful defense by requesting a free case evaluation from an East Brunswick marijuana defense lawyer today!

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

Call My East Brunswick or Freehold Office Today at (866) 760-6430

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!

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Client Acquitted Assault
  • Assault Charge Dismissed Assault and Cross-Complaint for False Police Report
  • Charges Dismissed Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order Dismissed Against Client following Trial
  • All Charges Were Dismissed DWI and Careless Driving
  • DWI Charge Dismissed DWI and Reckless Driving
  • DWI And Lane Change Dismissed DWI, Reckless Driving, Failure and Unsafe Lane Change
    "I am very grateful for Mr. Gilbert excellent job!"
    Excellent Job! I contacted a few law offices before … Finally, I chose Ryan E. Gilbert…the way he greeted me made me feel like a very important client and took consideration for any conditions I had at the time. Everything was quick and smooth! He was well informed and smart he was also helpful and kind. I would recommend him! 5 stars and 2 thumbs up! I am very grateful for Mr. Gilbert excellent job!
    - Michelle
    "Ryan To The Rescue"
    Ryan is a very thorough attorney. He knows the law and he keeps you well informed of all the details with your case. He will work very hard for you. I would definitely use him again for any legal matters and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent attorney.
    - Former Client
    "My case had a successful outcome."
    Ryan was compassionate, intelligent, efficient and thorough; he gave good advice, represented me in court, and was successful in winning a reduction in my property taxes. I wholeheartedly recommend him. I know he handles other types of cases as well.
    - Former Client
    "Great job protecting my future"
    Ryan was a trusted adviser throughout the course of my legal issues. I was unfamiliar with legal proceedings and Ryan was able to explain to me my legal situation, and risks associated with various defenses and decisions I had to make. He took the time to explain all the scenarios to my satisfaction which gave me piece of mind and comfort. Ryan was also very responsive through various forms of communications (phone, email, text) which made keeping in contact convenient throughout the process. Ryan showed up on time (early in fact) to various appointments and appeared to handle relationship building effectively with opposing attorneys and the prosecutor. At the end of the day, I was very satisfied with the work done by Ryan as the outcome of my legal matter was better than I had expected and kept my reputation in tact, which undoubtedly will help me pursue my future career/professional ambitions.
    - Former Client
    "Professionalism at its best"
    Mr. Gilbert has made my case easy and clear to understand without all the legal jargon. He took time to help me clearly understand my case and kept me updated with all occurrences. Also, the case had been postponed and he waited alongside and had a friendly chat at the nearby Starbucks and besides giving me a great case result, he made me feel as if I had someone by my side. Patient, honest, and soft spoken, Ryan is not someone else whom just told me what to do and I just say yes too, like previous attorneys I had. I will always suggest and use Ryan Gilbert as my attorney.
    - Former Client
    "Attentive, fast responding, professional, expert"
    Attentive, fast responding, professional and expert is how I would describe the attention and service that I received from Mr. Gilbert. He solved my matter quickly and explained in very clear terms each step and set expectation for action on all sides. I was very pleased with how my matter was resolved and would recommend Mr. Gilbert to those requiring legal services. If needed I would absolutely seek Mr. Gilbert's council again.
    - Former Client
    "An invaluable asset to anyone"
    Mr. Gilbert is an excellent attorney. His knowledge and experience make him an invaluable asset to anyone looking for an attorney.
    - Former Client
    "Ryan could not have been more helpful"
    I found myself in quite a situation and Ryan could not have been more helpful in my time of need. Ryan worked tirelessly and did whatever he could to secure for me the best possible outcome. Even when I first called, I never could have imagined having my case resolve as positively as it did. Thank you so much Ryan!
    - Former Client

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