Piscataway Drug Paraphernalia Attorney
When you are talking about a municipal court as busy as the one in Piscataway, you are bound to have a considerable amount possession of drug paraphernalia charges. The numbers tend to balloon even further when you factor in that a considerable amount of college students from Rutgers University reside in dorms and off-site apartments in Piscataway. If you were arrested for possession of drugs or because you had drug paraphernalia in your car or apartment, call our Piscataway Criminal Firm now for guidance. Our staff of drug paraphernalia defense attorneys includes former prosecutors and qualified representatives that have been practicing in Middlesex County and Piscataway Municipal Court for decades. Let us put our 100 plus years of combined experienced to work for you. To discuss your charges with an attorney at the firm, call us at 732-562-0308.
Charged with Drug Paraphernalia Possession in Piscataway Municipal Court
New Jersey Law makes it illegal to possess drug paraphernalia under N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2. This statute defines “drug paraphernalia” as anything that an individual intends to use to ingest or smoke controlled dangerous substances (“CDS”). The statute sets forth a number of items that are capable of being “drug paraphernalia” including pipes, bowls, water pipes and bongs, roach clips, and spoons. An entirely separate statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:36-6, applies where the paraphernalia is a hypodermic needle or syringe.
A violation of either N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2 (“Possession or use of drug paraphernalia”) or N.J.S.A. 2C:36-6 (“Possession or distribution of hypodermic syringe or needle”) is generally a disorderly persons offense. What this means is that you will be exposed to the possibility of being sentenced to up to 6 months in the county jail, fined $1,000 and have your driver’s license suspended for 6 months if you are found guilty of drug paraphernalia possession. If the violation occurred in a car or other motor vehicle and you were operator, you face an enhanced period of suspension of 2 years in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1. On top of all of these direct consequences, you will also have a criminal record that is observable by anyone looking into your background.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Lawyers in Piscataway NJ
Being charged with possession of a pipe or other form of drug paraphernalia is nothing to gloss over. While you or your friends may view this offense lightly, this will not be the perspective when you walk into Piscataway Municipal Court. The law will be applied as written and it provided for penalties that can impact your life. Call our Piscataway Township office as that is probably an excellent chance for you to avoid a conviction through conditional discharge or a direct attack on the offense. We can be reached immediately around the clock at 732-562-0308.