Monmouth County NJ Synthetic Marijuana Defense Lawyers
Synthetic Marijuana, often marketed under a variety of different names including Spice, K2, fake weed, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, and Moon Rocks, is a substance comprised of herbal and chemical components which ultimately produce a similar effect to marijuana (also known as cannabis). The prevalence of synthetic marijuana has significantly increased in recent years, becoming the second-most used drug among high school seniors in New Jersey in 2012. Due to its mind-altering effects, synthetic marijuana has been deemed an illegal controlled dangerous substance under State law and although its chemical components may be difficult to detect using standard drug tests, individuals accused of possessing or distributing synthetic marijuana can be subject to severe consequences.
Lawmakers have designated the five active chemicals most frequently found in synthetic marijuana as Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances, which means that they are determined to have a high potential for abuse and either no accepted medical use in treatment or lack accepted safety for use in treatment under medical supervision. As such, there are a variety of criminal charges related to the drug, some of which include:
- Possession of Synthetic Marijuana
- Manufacturing, Distributing, or Possessing Synthetic Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
The attorneys at Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh defend clients charged with drug crimes related to synthetic marijuana on a regular basis. Their dedication to every citizen’s right to an aggressive defense makes them passionate legal advocates for each and every one of their clients. If you or someone you love has been charged with a drug crime in Monmouth or Ocean counties, contact their West Long Branch office at 732-440-3950 for a free consultation with one of the talented members of their defense team.
Middletown NJ Defense Attorneys Fighting Your Synthetic Marijuana Charges
The attorneys at Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh 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
Farmingdale NJ Synthetic Marijuana Defense Lawyers Achieve Positive Results
The attorneys at Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh 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 Red Bank NJ Synthetic Marijuana Charges Law Firm for Help
To learn more about how these Monmouth County drug crime defense attorneys can assist you with achieving the best possible outcome in your synthetic marijuana case, contact the West Long Branch, New Jersey office of Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh at 732-440-3950 or toll free at 888-328-9131.