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Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in New Jersey

Receiving a drug charge can be stressful and frightening. It can leave a nasty stain on your criminal record and has the potential to negatively impact your future employment. Drug use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey, but even a charge of this nature can carry some serious penalties...

Is Possession of Mushrooms a Felony in New Jersey?

Laws concerning low-level drugs have been changing around our country over the past few years. Some drug laws are in a state of flux in some areas of the country, with several states reconsidering outdated drug classifications. Much of this is in response to how ineffective these drug usage and drug trafficking laws have been, and how these drug offense...

When Does a Drug Offense Become a Felony in NJ?

As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the United States, more and more people are being arrested and charged for committing serious drug crimes. While the number of people who are charged with drug crimes continues to rise, many people do not know that drug crimes can actually be graded as criminal offenses of varying degrees. In most states, a...

Juvenile Drug Possession Charges in New Jersey

Teenagers are sometimes known for indulging in risky behavior. Often, this is because teenagers are under the impression that bad things can never happen to them. In unfortunate situations, such as texting while driving or driving under the influence (DUI), the results can be catastrophic, forever changing the landscape of a teenager’s life and permanently...

Who is Prohibited from Buying a Weapon in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, anyone under 18 years old is not allowed to apply for any firearms license. Except for the case of an employment requirement, anyone under 21 years old cannot apply for a handgun permit. The federal law governing who can purchase and possess firearms in the United States is set by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives....

What Are Your Rights If Accused Of Shoplifting In New Jersey?

Shoplifting is a crime often thought of as a minor or juvenile offense. However, in New Jersey, shoplifting is still considered a serious offense, a conviction for which is punishable by jail time and/or costly fines. As a theft crime, a shoplifting conviction can also leave a person with a mark on their criminal record and repercussions on their personal...

Possession Of Controlled Substances v. Intent & Distribution In New Jersey Law

Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, commonly referred to as CDS, is defined under 2C:35-2, which is a chargeable offense with serious consequences in New Jersey. With the exception of smaller amounts of marijuana, if you are caught with drugs you can spend significant time in prison and be assessed massive fines. Here’s a short […]

Drug Possession Charges and Penalties in New Jersey

If you are caught in possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) in New Jersey, you may be wondering what penalties you will face and what level of drug charges may be imposed upon you. What degree or level of charge you will receive will depend on, for instance, whether you had marijuana or heroin […]

How Marijuana Legalization is Affecting New Jersey DWI Law

With marijuana legalization progressing towards a reality in New Jersey, it is important to consider how DWI law in NJ will be affected. The truth is, marijuana legalization really won’t change very much in that regard. Simply put, just because you will be allowed to possess and use marijuana without the police kicking down your […]

Corrections Officer Tried To Smuggle Drugs Into NJ Jail

On November 4, 2018, Camden County Jail Corrections Officer Christopher Bowie was arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs into his place of employment. According to various news reports, authorities conducted a search of Bowie’s person and vehicle at the start of his Sunday shift, whereupon authorities found him to possess what is suspected to be […]

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