Drug possession charges generally mean the possession of any controlled substance without the written prescription of a physician or qualified medical practitioner licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey.
You can even be charged with this crime without actually physically possessing the illegal substance. If someone in your car is carrying drugs in their purse or pocket, and you’re the driver or owner of the vehicle, you could be charged even if you were totally unaware.
By statute, only marijuana and small amounts of prescription pills are included in Municipal Court jurisdiction. Our team of experienced criminal defense lawyers will also expend our best efforts into having other felony drug charges downgraded to Municipal Court.
In addition to monetary penalties, Municipal Court drug offenses carry a mandatory suspension of driving privileges from six months to two years. South Jersey DWI lawyers at Kahn, Gigliotti & Lehrfeld have been extremely successful in preventing the suspension of driving privileges in these types of cases.