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  • The Consequences of Drug Crimes: What You Need to Know

    April 28, 2023

    The criminal justice system takes drug crimes seriously, and drug charges can have severe consequences. If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug offense, it’s important to understand what’s at stake. In this article, we’ll discuss the consequences of drug crimes and what you need to know if you’re facing charges. […]

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  • Marijuana is Now Legal in New Jersey

    March 01, 2022

    The state of New Jersey took big steps toward becoming one of the latest states in the U.S. to legalize marijuana. But, while it is legalized, there are still a few important restrictions you need to know about. Continue reading to find out where you can smoke it and if you can still be arrested […]

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  • NJ Drug Charges and School Zones

    January 10, 2021

    Possessing, distributing, or selling drugs in a school zone is a serious charge that involves hefty fines and jail time. If you are arrested for possessing drugs the charges may become more serious if you are found within 1,000 feet of a school zone. As outlined in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7, intent to sell drugs in a […]

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  • The Use of Recreational Marijuana Was Just Legalized by NJ Voters

    November 20, 2020

    New Jersey recently legalized recreational marijuana following this year’s election results. While these changes do not yet mean that it is legal to recreationally use marijuana, it will be legal in the future. Disproportionate Arrests Made for Marijuana Use Legalizing recreational marijuana has been on the agenda of many following an increase in marijuana-related arrests. […]

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  • Possessing, Distributing, or Selling Drugs in a School Zone Charges

    August 11, 2020

    The state of New Jersey tends to be strict when it comes to drug crimes. Possession or distribution of drugs in New Jersey can land you a criminal record and even jail time. If you are charged with a drug crime while in a school zone, then you could be met with even stricter of legal […]

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  • What are the Penalties for a Drug Conviction?

    July 09, 2020

    New Jersey is one of the strictest states when it comes to drug convictions and possible consequences. Not only could convicted offenders face expensive fines, but they could also be subject to jail time. Understanding what charges you face, as well as the possible consequences is important when preparing for your upcoming case. Potential Penalties […]

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  • Dealing With Drug Possession Charges in New Jersey

    February 18, 2020

    Drug possession charges tend to vary from state to state. Whereas one state might consider a drug possession charge to be a misdemeanor, another state might consider it a felony. It is important to evaluate your options and understand your charges when dealing with a possession charge. The charges you receive could affect your life […]

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  • What Happens When Federal Law Conflicts With State Law?

    September 10, 2019

    The Changing Landscape of Drug Laws Across the Country What’s the current state of drug laws across the country? If you hesitated to answer, then you’re not alone. There’s much confusion surrounding drug laws as they continue to remain in a state of flux. While several states have begun making new laws like decriminalizing marijuana, […]

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  • Drug Paraphernalia Laws in New Jersey

    June 10, 2019

    Back in 2003, Attorney General John Ashcroft explained how the “drug paraphernalia business is now accessible in anyone’s home with a computer and Internet access.” His assessment of the situation was accurate then, and it’s only become more widely available as the years have gone by. What is drug paraphernalia, and is it illegal in […]

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  • Drug Crimes in New Jersey Carry Harsh Penalties

    May 02, 2019

    Drug Crimes in New Jersey New Jersey has some of the toughest drug laws in the country, and in order to discourage individuals from violating those laws, those crimes carry severe penalties, which increase when a person has been convicted of a drug crime previously. Individuals charged with these crimes need to be aware of the possible […]

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