Monmouth County NJ Marijuana Defense Lawyers
In New Jersey, criminal charges related to marijuana can range from relatively minor disorderly persons offenses such as Possession of Under 50 Grams of Marijuana to indictable felony offenses like Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility. The attorneys at Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington handle cases with varying degrees of severity and their familiarity with State law allows them to provide a comprehensive and vigorous defense for each and every one of their clients.
Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug under New Jersey law, which means that it is determined to have a high potential for abuse and either has no accepted medical use in treatment or lacks accepted safety for use in treatment under medical supervision. As a result, it is illegal to possess any amount of marijuana and there are a variety of criminal charges related to the drug, some of which include:
- Possession of Marijuana
- Manufacturing, Distributing, or Possessing Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
- Possession of Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Eatontown NJ Defense Attorneys Fighting Your Marijuana Charges
The attorneys at Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington have specifically-formulated tactics for defending clients who are facing drug charges. Some of their successful techniques include:
- Challenging the Motor Vehicle Stop
- Identifying Errors in the Chain of Custody
- Highlighting Inaccuracies in Lab Testing Procedure or Lab Report Results
- Disputing Your “Actual” or “Constructive” Possession of Marijuana
- Rejecting an Illegal Search
Red Bank NJ Marijuana Defense Lawyers Achieve Positive Results
The attorneys at Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington often assist their clients in achieving the dismissal of their charges by facilitating their enrollment in diversionary programs like the Conditional Discharge Program in Municipal Court and the Pretrial Intervention (PTI) Program in Superior Court. These diversionary programs are an attractive alternative to incarceration for individuals facing drug charges who have no prior criminal record.
When you are accepted into one of these programs, the charges against you are suspended for a period of probation during which you are expected to comply with the conditions of the program, which may include requirements like random drug testing. If you successfully complete the program, the charges against you are dismissed.
You will also become eligible for an expungement six months after the dismissal of your charges, which means that you can file a petition with the State to erase any record of your arrest, the associated charges, and the resolution of your case. In other words, you can move on with your life as if the unfortunate incident never happened. For more information about diversionary programs and expungements in New Jersey, view the following links:
- The Conditional Discharge Program
- The Pretrial Intervention Program
Contact Keansburg NJ Marijuana Charges Lawyers for Help with Your Case
To learn more about how these Monmouth County drug crime defense attorneys can assist you with achieving the best possible outcome in your marijuana case, contact the West Long Branch, New Jersey office of Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington at 732-440-3950 or toll free at 888-328-9131.