2C:36-1, 2C:36-2, 2C:36-3, Drug Paraphernalia Charges NJ
N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2 governs charges for possession of drug paraphernalia in New Jersey and is stated with the following:
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, controlled substance analog or toxic chemical in violation of the provisions of chapter 35 of this title. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.
Have you been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia in NJ?
New Jersey can convict you if you have been caught with drug paraphernalia such as a pipe, bong, scale, syringes and more.
Possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor and can affect your future if not handled promptly. Penalties include your driver’s license suspension and jail time for up to six months. Often times this charge is combined with possession or possession with intent to distribute. Longer jail time and harsher penalties go along with more serious drug crimes.
Negotiating drug paraphernalia charges in NJ
Jennifer Marshall can help defend you against your drug paraphernalia charges, provide options and work to get you less harsh penalties.
There are many options and programs available for drug crimes for first time or sometimes even multiple offenders. Jennifer Marshall Law works on getting you lower sentences, probation, alternatives and/or rehabilitation through pretrial intervention. These other options allow you to work with the courts to lower, suspend or drop your charges over time.