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Mount Holly NJ Juvenile Marijuana Attorney

While more and more states move towards legalization of marijuana, New Jersey law still does not allow for minors to possess, consume or distribute marijuana. However, with the relative ease of access to marijuana, teenagers and high school students can obtain controlled dangerous substances like marijuana quickly. If you or your minor has been arrested for possession of marijuana, distribution of marijuana, shoplifting, harassment, trespassing, underage consumption of alcohol, fake ID or criminal mischief, then you should consult with a Burlington County Juvenile Attorney. Depending on the circumstances, your child could be facing an adjudication of delinquency, a term of detention at the Burlington County Detention Center, probation and community service.

Whether your child was arrested in Evesham, Mount Laurel, Bordentown, Pemberton, Florence, Moorestown, Maple  Shade, Westampton or Willingboro, the juvenile case will be heard at the Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly. It is imperative that you handle these types of cases carefully as the outcome could have a serious effect on your child’s future. Do not let one mistake haunt your child for the rest of their lives. For an immediate and complimentary consultation with a Burlington County Juvenile Lawyer, please contact our office at (609) 850-8284. Firm partner and former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General, William C. Fay, IV, handles criminal and juvenile matters throughout Burlington County and New Jersey. For an immediate consultation with Mr. Fay regarding you or your child’s pending case, please contact our firm.

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Marijuana charges often involve a group of kids being caught either getting ready to smoke or having just consumed the marijuana. Typically, each child will deny ownership and this will result in the officers detaining and charged every person in the area. Whether I just described your present situation or if your case differs, the following breakdown:

Marijuana Possession N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10

Disorderly Persons Marijuana Possession involves Possession of Less than 50 Grams of Marijuana. Penalties include: up to Six (6) months in the Burlington County Detention Center; Court Fines / Fees; Adjudication of Delinquency; and Six (6) month driver’s license suspension.
Fourth Degree Marijuana Possession involves Possession of More than 50 Grams of Marijuana. Penalties include: up to One (1) year in the Burlington County Detention Center; Court Fines / Fees; Adjudication of Delinquency; Six (6) month driver’s license suspension.

Marijuana Distribution N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5

First Degree Felony Marijuana Distribution involves more than 25 lbs of marijuana or more than 50 marijuana plants. Penalties include: up to four (4) years in the Burlington County Detention Center; Court Fines / Fees; Adjudication of Delinquency; Six (6) month driver’s license suspension.
Second Degree Felony Marijuana Distribution involves more than five (5) lbs but less than twenty-five (25) lbs or more than ten (10)marijuana plants but less than fifty (50) marijuana plants. Penalties include: up to three (3) years in the Burlington County Detention Center; Court Fines / Fees; Adjudication of Delinquency; Six (6) month driver’s license suspension.
Third Degree Felony Marijuana Distribution involves more than one (1) ounce but less than five (5) lbs but less than 25 lbs or more than 10 marijuana plants but less than 50 marijuana plants. Penalties include: up to two (2) years in the Burlington County Detention Center; Court Fines / Fees; Adjudication of Delinquency; Six (6) month driver’s license suspension.
Fourth Degree Felony Marijuana Distribution involves less than one (1) ounce of marijuana. Penalties include: up to one (1) year in the Burlington County Detention Center; Court Fines / Fees; Adjudication of Delinquency; Six (6) month driver’s license suspension.

These cases are very fact specific. Just a few minor differences in a case can be the difference between being charged with possession with intent to distribute and simple possession. In those situations where the police charge your child with distribution, the court may sentence the minor to (4) years in the Burlington County Juvenile Detention Center. With the right attorney on your side, you may be able to avoid an adjudication of delinquency by obtaining a deferred disposition from the court. For more information on deferred dispositions in juvenile cases and how our firm can help you avoid an adjudication of delinquency, please contact our office at (609) 850-8284.  

Juvenile Possession of Marijuana Attorney in Evesham NJ

Whether you are looking for an attorney for your own charges or you are looking for help on behalf of your family member, please contact our Juvenile Defense Attorneys in Burlington County. Our trial attorneys have represented hundreds, if not thousands, of juveniles in matters throughout our careers. To speak with an attorney today about your case, please contact our office. The initial consultation is free of charge and we can be reached 24/7 for your convenience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. 

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