Crimes Involving Marijuana
If you have been arrested for crimes involving marijuana, you may be feeling scared and overwhelmed. Getting an attorney to help defend your case is most likely your best ticket to justice. Here is what you need to know.
Crimes Involving Marijuana | Marijuana DWIs
As an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney, every once in a while, I get a call with regard to a DWI regarding marijuana. If you’re a university student, certainly you can be charged with a DWI based on smoking or ingesting marijuana. There are many different ways to ingest marijuana so you have to be very careful with cases like that. They’re very specific and you need someone who has experience with those cases.
Ordinarily there’s a field sobriety test to try to get the officer to confirm whether or not they are under the influence, and while those field sobriety tests are not specific for marijuana, they can be a guidepost for the police. Very often the police will ask for a urine sample. Sometimes if the person is in the hospital they will ask for a blood sample and then there will be all those issues to deal with. Very often, with marijuana cases there might be something called a drug recognition expert that the police employ as a police officer to do supplemental standard field sobriety testing that they issue a report. I’ve handled many of those cases. If you’re charged with a DWI based on marijuana and you’re a Montclair student, please seek out an attorney that has handled these cases before as I have.
Crimes Involving Marijuana | Selling Marijuana
As an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney I have dealt with many cases where college kids are arrested for selling marijuana. If you go to Ramapo University and you’ve been accused of selling marijuana, that’s a serious offense. It’s an indictable offense. It’s something that will be processed in the Superior Court in Bergen County.
First and foremost, you have to find an experienced criminal defense attorney who is someone who does criminal law for their entire career every day, day in and day out, not your friend’s buddy’s uncle who does real estate but does an occasional criminal case. It’s a serious charge and you should have an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system so they can navigate that with you.
If you have been arrested for crimes involving marijuana, please call our New Jersey drug crimes lawyer today for a free consultation. Let Carl Spector’s experience work for you.