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Bridgewater NJ Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer

Bridgewater NJ Drug Paraphernalia LawyersHave you been arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in Somerset County? If so, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. Drug paraphernalia charges are usually accompanied by either a possession of marijuana and/or a possession of heroin charge. Whether you have been caught possessing a bong, grinder, bowl, hypodermic needle, E-cigarette, vapor pen or any other form of drug paraphernalia it is crucial that you speak to an experienced Somerset County criminal defense attorney about your options. More likely than not, someone charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia will be facing a disorderly persons offense, that is New Jersey version of a misdemeanor. So, if convicted, that person will not only be facing a permanent criminal record but high fines and even jail time. That is why we strongly recommend that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. This offense can carry with it some pretty devastating consequences. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys then please contact our office at (908)533-1064.

The criminal defense attorneys at Proetta & Oliver are well versed in the criminal defense area. Both founding partners have dedicated their entire careers to defending those accused of crimes like possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine, the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, the distribution of heroin and the distribution of cocaine in courts throughout New Jersey, including courts throughout Somerset and Hunterdon County. We are very cognizant of what a criminal conviction let alone a lengthy jail could do to someone life. As such, we are dedicated to aggressively challenging the evidence presented against you in order to obtain a favorable outcome. Our criminal defense attorneys serve all of Somerset and Hunterdon County, including towns like Clinton, Flemington, Raritan, Readington, Bound Brook, South Bound Brook, Watchung, Somerville, Franklin, Hillsborough and Bedminster. If you would like to set up an initial consultation, then please contact us directly at (908)533-1064. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs. So if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Bound Brook NJ?

Now of days just about anything can be considered drug paraphernalia. The governing statute in New Jersey for the possession of drug paraphernalia is NJSA 2C:36-2. This section of the criminal code covers not only the use and the possession with intent to use. The statute states in pertinent part:

  • It shall be unlawful for any person to use, or to possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia 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 human body a controlled dangerous substance…

So as you can see, the statute is extremely broad and could encompass a wide variety of potential items. Here is a list of some of the most common drug paraphernalia items that we see in Somerset and Hunterdon County:

  • Bongs;
  • Pipes;
  • Bowls;
  • Rolling Papers;
  • Cigars;
  • Grinder; &
  • Scales.

What are the Penalties for Possessing Drug Paraphernalia in NJ?

Drug paraphernalia charges are disorderly persons offenses in New Jersey. Disorderly persons offenses are more commonly known as misdemeanors, New Jersey just does not use that phrase. If convicted, a Defendant would be facing up to six months in jail, a fine up to $1,000 and a criminal record. With that being said, New Jersey does have a diversionary program known as the Conditional Discharge. If the Defendant is accepted into the program and they successfully complete the program without violating any of the terms, the charges will be dismissed outright. If you would like to speak to one of our attorneys about this program please contact us at (908)533-1064.

Readington NJ Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer

Being charged with a criminal offense can be nerve wracking and for most charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia, the will be dealing with the criminal justice system for the very first time, which only heightens those nerves. At Proetta & Oliver we feel that hiring the right attorney, one who not only knows how to defend these types of charges but who also knows the specific courts can go a long way to alleviating that stress. If you have been charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia, the possession of marijuana, the possession of cocaine, the possession of heroin or the distribution of marijuana in Somerset or Hunterdon County, the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. We serve all of Somerset and Hunterdon County, including Flemington, Watchung, Bound Brook, Bedminster, Bernards, Watchung, Manville, Far Hills, Hillsborough, Raritan and Clinton. For a free initial consultation, please contact us at (908)533-1064.