What Happens if I am Convicted of Drug Possession in New Jersey?

A drug-related conviction can tarnish your name forever. Our firm understands that, and we also understand that most people who receive drug possession charges are not bad people, which is why we are staunch advocates for all those charged with drug crimes throughout the state of New Jersey. Please read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to learn more about the consequences of drug crimes and how we can help.

What happens if I am caught with marijuana in New Jersey?

Despite New Jersey recently putting marijuana legalization on the November 2020 ballot, until then, it remains illegal. Therefore, if you are caught in possession of marijuana in New Jersey, you may face the following consequences:

  • Possession of 50 grams or less: A disorderly person penalty, up to 6 months of imprisonment, and a $1,000 fine
  • Possession of more than 50 grams: Up to 1.5 years in jail, and a potential $25,000 fine

Do not risk spending time in jail, and do not think you can get out of a marijuana charge without an experienced attorney by your side. We are here to help you.

Is heroin a Schedule I drug?

Heroin, among other drugs, is considered a Schedule I drug. Schedule I drugs include drugs the federal government views as having no medicinal value, as well as a high risk of abuse. If you are caught with heroin, even in low amounts, you risk spending years in jail.

What are classified as Schedule II drugs?

Schedule II drugs are drugs that the federal government believes have very little medicinal value, as well as a high potential for abuse. Schedule II drugs include methamphetamine and cocaine. Even a gram of cocaine could land you behind bars, which is why you must retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Will I go to jail if I am caught in possession of prescription drugs?

Prescription drugs are becoming more and more of a problem in our country; some would say they’re an epidemic. That is why New Jersey law enforcement harshly cracks down on all those illegally in possession of prescription drugs, such as Xanax, oxycontin, and more. Without an attorney on your side, you risk serious jail time, especially if you have been charged with intent to sell.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

Thomas DeMarco & Associates, LLC is an experienced Camden County criminal defense law firm located in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. We understand how potentially damaging a criminal can be, which is why we pride ourselves in our willingness to fight for our client’s rights. Our firm handles all criminal matters and is ready to provide you with our knowledgeable legal counsel. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss your legal situation.

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