Manufacturing, Distributing, or Possessing Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

Lincroft NJ Manufacturing, Distributing, or Possessing Marijuana with Intent to Distribute Defense Lawyers

Lincroft NJ Manufacturing, Distributing, or Possessing Marijuana with Intent to Distribute Defense LawyersIf you are accused of manufacturing, distributing, or possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, you may be charged with an indictable felony, the degree of which is determined by the amount of the substance associated with the alleged offense. Regardless of the degree of these charges, your case will be heard in the Superior Court in the county in which the alleged crime occurred and you could be facing severe penalties.

A conviction for a drug distribution offense can result in a prison sentence ranging from 18 months to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, as well as thousands of dollars in fines, the suspension of your driver’s license, and a felony conviction on your criminal record. Due to the seriousness of these charges, it is critical to enlist the services of a knowledgeable and experienced defense attorney who will fight the State’s case on your behalf.

The team of lawyers at Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh comb through every piece of evidence involved with each case, employing their formidable skills to ensure that their clients are provided with the defense they deserve. Contact their West Long Branch office today at 732-440-3950 or call toll free at 888-328-9131 to discuss your case.

Manufacturing, Distributing or Possessing Marijuana with Intent to Distribute in Monmouth County: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5

According to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, it is unlawful for any person knowingly or purposely:

(1)  To manufacture, distribute or dispense, or to possess or have under his control with intent to manufacture, distribute or dispense, a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog; or

(2)  To create, distribute, or possess or have under his control with intent to distribute, a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance.

Any person who violates the above subsection with respect to:

(a)  Marijuana in a quantity of 25 pounds or more including any adulterants or dilutants, or 50 or more marijuana plants, regardless of weight, or hashish in a quantity of five pounds or more including any adulterants or dilutants, is guilty of a crime of the first degree. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a. of N.J.S.A. 2C:43-3, a fine of up to $300,000.00 may be imposed;

(b)  Marijuana in a quantity of five pounds or more but less than 25 pounds including any adulterants or dilutants, or 10 or more but fewer than 50 marijuana plants, regardless of weight, or hashish in a quantity of one pound or more but less than five pounds, including any adulterants and dilutants, is guilty of a crime of the second degree, a fine of up to $150,000 may be imposed;

(c)  Marijuana in a quantity of one ounce or more but less than five pounds including any adulterants or dilutants, or hashish in a quantity of five grams or more but less than one pound including any adulterants or dilutants, is guilty of a crime of the third degree except that, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection b. of N.J.S.A. 2C:43-3, a fine of up to $25,000.00 may be imposed;

(d)  Marijuana in a quantity of less than one ounce including any adulterants or dilutants, or hashish in a quantity of less than five grams including any adulterants or dilutants, is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree, a fine of up to $10,000 may be imposed.

Penalties for Manufacturing, Distributing or Possessing Marijuana with Intent to Distribute in New Jersey

First Degree Marijuana Distribution: maximum sentence of 20 years to be served in New Jersey State Prison and a fine of up to $300,000  

Second Degree Marijuana Distribution: maximum sentence of 10 years be served in New Jersey State Prison and a fine of up to $150,000  

Third Degree Marijuana Distribution: maximum sentence of 5 years to be served in New Jersey State Prison and a fine of up to $25,000  

Fourth Degree Marijuana Distribution: maximum sentence of 18 months to be served in New Jersey State Prison and a fine of up to $10,000  

Contact Fair Haven NJ Manufacturing, Distributing, or Possessing Marijuana with Intent to Distribute Lawyers for Help with Your Case

These Monmouth County marijuana distribution defense attorneys can assist you or someone you love in combating the State’s case and delivering the best chance of success. Contact the West Long Branch, New Jersey office of Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh at 732-440-3950 or  888-328-9131 for a free consultation.