New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Discusses Drug Possession Penalties
As an experienced New Jersey Criminal Lawyer I would like to put people at ease because incarceration doesn’t seem terribly common for possession of small levels of marijuana, small levels of cocaine, and small levels of heroin.
Repeat Drug-Related Offenders Will Face More Serious Consequences
If you’re a repeat offender, jail time becomes much more likely. You will be looking at jail time, fines that can be in the thousands of dollars and the possibility of the loss of their driving privileges.
A conviction for a drug offense requires your license to be suspended and that is a significant consequence.
Driver’s License Suspension with a Drug-Related Offense
If you’re in a motor vehicle, they’re going to give you a ticket. They’re going to give you a summons. That summons in a motor vehicle, actually carries a two-year suspension of your driving privileges, which is a longer time period than if you are found guilty of a criminal charge.
The disorderly persons offense, the 2C:36 violation, which is what you’d be charged with simple possession, is six months driver’s license suspension. The motor vehicle suspension is actually much more serious, but all that can be vitiated by a successful application process for a conditional discharge.
If you have been arrested for a drug crime in New Jersey, contact experienced New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Carl Spector for a free confidential consultation. Let my experience work for you!