Were you arrested for a possession charge? These charges can range from marijuana, narcotics, to weapons and the penalties can be severe. Here is what you should know.
Possession Charge | Firearm
As an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney, I have dealt with many cases where a college student is arrested for possession of a firearm. Let’s say you go to Stevens Institute of Technology and you are arrested with a gun. It’s a very serious offense in New Jersey. You are looking at mandatory jail time if you’re convicted by a plea or by trial. My suggestion is that you have a consultation with at least three experienced attorneys who have handled many of these cases. I suggest you give me a call and we can discuss it.
Possession Charge | Marijuana
As an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney 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 have to be processed. They have to 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.
Possession Charge | Pills
As an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney I have dealt with many cases recently where a college student has been charged with possession of prescription pills. I’ve gotten calls from students at Montclair and they’re charged with possession of let’s say Adderall or Xanax or Klonopin or things they don’t have a prescription for. They now have to go to court because they’re charged with it. They are serious charges. You might be eligible for a conditional discharge depending on your background where you’ll wind up without any criminal conviction.
Being in possession of a pill that is otherwise illegal without being in the pill container that has the prescription label around it is illegal. You might have a defense in that you have a legal prescription for it. That’s something you should discuss. By and large, if it’s not in its official container and you don’t have a prescription, you could be prosecuted successfully unfortunately for having those pills on you. It’s a very common thing with university students. I’ve handled many of those cases.
If you would like to meet with our New Jersey criminal defense attorney Carl Spector, please call our office today for a free consultation.