New Jersey Possession of Synthetic Marijuana Lawyer
Drug Crime Defense Attorneys with Offices in Morristown, New Jersey
Synthetic marijuana is a new and emerging drug that is even sold over the counter in some gas stations and convenience stores but can have serious consequences if you are found in possession of same. These are felony charges that can be punished by jail time, fines, a driver’s license suspension, and a permanent criminal charge on your record if convicted.
Being charged with Possession of Synthetic Marijuana or Cannabis can have serious consequences on you and your family’s lives. Having an aggressive, experienced defense lawyer to guide you through the legal process is invaluable. The New Jersey drug defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm is prepared to attack the State’s case and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result. Our managing partner, Travis J. Tormey, has handled thousands of cases in New Jersey. He has extensive experience representing clients charged with drug-related offenses, including possession of marijuana, prescription fraud, and cocaine distribution.
If you or a loved one has been charged with Possession of Synthetic Marijuana in Madison, Morristown, Parsippany, Mount Olive, Rockaway, Denville, Dover, or elsewhere in Morris County or New Jersey, contact the Tormey Law Firm at (908) 336-5008 for a free consultation, or you can use the online contact form. A member of our criminal defense team will be happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with an honest assessment of your case.
Possession of Synthetic Marijuana: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.3a
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.3a sets forth, in its pertinent part:
a. It is a crime for any person, knowingly or purposely, to obtain, or to possess, substances containing: 4-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone, 4-MMC); 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV); 3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone (methylone, MDMC), 4-methoxymethcathinone (methedrone, bk-PMMA, PMMC); 3-fluoromethcathinone (3-FMC); or 4-fluoromethcathinone (flephedrone, 4-FMC).
b. A person who violates subsection a. of this section where the quantity involved is one ounce or more is guilty of a crime of the Third Degree (punishable by a term of incarceration between 3 and 5 years in New Jersey State Prison).
c. A person who violates subsection a. of this section where the quantity involved is less than one ounce is guilty of a crime of the Fourth Degree (punishable by a term of incarceration up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison).
Synthetic Marijuana Possession Penalties in New Jersey
Synthetic Cannabis is considered to be a Schedule I drug according to the Federal Controlled Substances Act and the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012. In New Jersey, simple Possession of these “spices,” could result in felony-level charges against you. If you are caught with one ounce or more of synthetic marijuana in New Jersey, you could be sentenced to as many as five (5) years in NJ State Prison. Even if you are caught with a smaller amount of synthetic marijuana, the potential penalties include a sentence of up to 18 months in state prison.
Contact a Chatham Synthetic Marijuana Possession Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been charged with Possession of Synthetic Marijuana, contact the Tormey Law Firm at (908) 336-5008, or you can use the online contact form to schedule a free consultation. During our free initial consultation, we will evaluate the strength of the case against you and any legal issues that may be present. How was the Synthetic Marijuana discovered? Were you stopped in a motor vehicle? Was the stop valid? Did you consent to a search of the vehicle? Was the consent valid? Was it found during an arrest? Was the arrest valid? Our experience in handling these very issues gives us the tools necessary to fight aggressively for you.