Lodi NJ Drug Paraphernalia Attorneys
Almost every marijuana, heroin or cocaine possession offense is accompanied by a drug paraphernalia charge. The most common drug paraphernalia is a bong, rolling papers, glass pipes, hypodermic needles and scales. The governing statue in New Jersey for drug paraphernalia is N.J.S.A. 2C:36. This charge is considered a disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor). If convicted a defendant may face up to six months in the Bergen County Jail and up to a $1000.00 fine. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has been defending individuals charged with a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:36 throughout Bergen County including towns like Ramsey, Lodi, Fort Lee, Palisades Interstate Park, Paramus, Fort Lee, Saddle Brook and Oakland for over fifteen years. If you or a loved one has been charged with the unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia we can help. Here is some important information with regards drug paraphernalia.
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Elements of the Offense: N.J.S.A. 2C:36
The prosecution will need to prove that the defendant either used the drug paraphernalia or possessed it with an intent to use it for the following purposes:
- To plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the body a controlled dangerous substance or its analog.
The three essential elements are:
- The item in question is drug paraphernalia;
- The defendant used or possessed the drug paraphernalia with the intent of using it for any of the above referenced reasons; &
- The use of any controlled dangerous substance or its analog or the intended use violated a provision of the Code of Criminal Justice directed at controlled dangerous substances.
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The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including over twenty years of combined prosecuting experience. If you or a loved one has been charged with the unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia in towns like Mahwah, Little Ferry, Paramus or Cliffside Park it is imperative that you speak to a qualified criminal defense attorney immediately. If you have any further questions please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for free initial consultation about your pending charges.