Marijuana Charges for College Students
If you are a college student who has been arrested for marijuana charges, you may be feeling terrified about how this is going to affect your future. With the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney, you can minimize the consequences of these charges.
Marijuana Charges for College Students | Selling Marijuana
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.
Marijuana Charges for College Students | Possession of Marijuana
I often deal with cases where college students have been arrested for possessing a small amount of pot. Let’s say you go to Ramapo University up in the Mahwah/Ramapo area and you’ve been charged with possession of marijuana. I’ve handled cases up there for students. There are marijuana arrests sometimes in the quad or in your dorm room. Sometimes it’s the security guards who find the people and they call the police and now they must be processed. They must go to the Mahwah Municipal Court. It’s serious enough that you should be properly represented.
A lot has to do with your background. The idea behind representation of somebody like you, a college student, is to allow you to not have a problem in the future with employment. If you have an issue like this, I’ve handled many of these cases for Ramapo students, feel free to give me a call.
Marijuana Charges for College Students | Marijuana DWI’s
Occasionally, I get a call regarding 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 ways to ingest marijuana, so you must 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 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.
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