Marijuana Manufacturing, Sale or Distribution
A marijuana charge becomes significantly more complicated where it involves distribution given the potentially penalties involved under the law. The penalties for selling marijuana hinge on the weight of marijuana involved and location of the sales. If you have been charged or indicted for First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree and even Fourth Degree possession with intent to distribute marijuana, our lawyers are ready to defending you. The attorneys at our defense firm, the Law Offices of John Marshall, are extremely well versed in the marijuana distribution laws in New Jersey and have handled these types of cases with consistent success. A criminal attorney from our office will insure that your next move is on target so do not delay in taking advantage of a free initial consultation by contacting us at 1-877-450-8301.
Degree of Offense: Possession with Intent to Distribute or Sell Marijuana
The law in NJ imposes different Marijuana Distribution Penalties depending on the amount of marijuana allegedly being sold. N.J.S.A. 2C:35 makes it a Fourth Degree to sell or distribute one (1) ounce or less of marijuana. It is a Third Degree crime to distribute between one (1) ounce and five (5) pounds of marijuana. A Second Degree offense arises under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 where the weight of marijuana involved is between five (5) pounds and twenty-five (25) pounds. It is a First Degree Offense to possess with the intent to distribute twenty-five (25) pounds or more of marijuana. There are several elements which a prosecutor must establish in Proving a Distribution case including the weight of the marijuana for the degree of offense charged. In determining the grade of marijuana distribution, the state may aggregate (add up) the weight of each individual sale involved.
If you were arrested or indicted for selling marijuana, you unquestionably require representation by an experienced attorney. A case that involves allegations of selling marijuana automatically exposes an individual to potential jail time, driver’s license suspension, probation, fines, assessments, and mandatory incarceration if this is a second or subsequent distribution offense or involves a School Zone. Our criminal defense team is experienced in handling all marijuana charges statewide and has demonstrated a consistency of success for our clients. Every lawyer at our firm possesses a wealth of knowledge in marijuana distribution law. We would welcome the opportunity to speak to you about the possibility of handling your case in Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Union County, Bergen County, Somerset County, Mercer County, Ocean County or elsewhere in New Jersey.