Wayne NJ Synthetic Marijuana Defense Lawyers
While synthetic marijuana has been the focus of criminalization, it is still readily available from online websites, gas stations and head shops. This category of drug goes by the names “skunk”, “blaze,” “bliss,” “spice” or “K2” and is frequently packaged as “bath salts” or “plant food”. Notwithstanding its availability, NJ has taken major steps to address both possession and distribution of synthetic marijuana by creating an individual law that imposes special penalties for this form of drug. Both the Passaic County Prosecutors Office and law enforcement throughout the county within the County, diligently pursue cases involving this “designer drug”. If you were arrested because you possessed this drug or were charged with intent to distribute an imitation cannabinoid, our attorneys have the skill set to defend you. Our firm, which has offices in both Clifton and Wayne, possesses decades of experience defending individuals on all sorts of possession of drugs and distribution of CDS cases. Our team of former prosecutors and experienced defense lawyers are ready to assist you 24/7, so give us a call. We have extensive experience in courts throughout Passaic County including Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, Little Falls, Totowa, Bloomingdale, Prospect Park and Woodland Park.
K2 Spice Possession Defense Attorneys in Totowa NJ
Gov. Christie signed a ban into law on August 22, 2011 that made it a criminal offense to possess, distribute, manufacture or sell synthetic marijuana. The law was dubbed “Pamela’s Law” in support of a college student who allegedly died at the hands of someone under the influence of synthetic pot. The possession statute, which is N.J.S. 2C:35-10.3a, prohibits the purposeful or knowing possession of a substances containing any of the following: 4-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone, 4-MMC); 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV); 3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone (methylone, MDMC), 4-methoxymethcathinone (methedrone, bk-PMMA, PMMC); 3-fluoromethcathinone (3-FMC); or 4-fluoromethcathinone (flephedrone, 4-FMC). The grading of the offense and severity of the punishment for synthetic marijuana possession in Passaic County depends on the quantity of the drug. If the person arrested possesses the drug in an amount of an ounce or more, he is subject to a third degree felony crime. If the possession is less than that amount, it is a fourth degree crime. A third degree felony carries a possible jail term of up to five (5) years. The maximum jail term is eighteen (18) months for a fourth degree crime.
Paterson Synthetic Marijuana Distribution Defense Law Firm
Anyone who manufactures, possesses with intent or distributes less than an ounce of synthetic marijuana is subject to prosecution for a third degree felony. Although the violation must be knowing and purposeful, ignorance of the law is not a valid defense. Many owners of convenience stores and gas stations have been arrested for this offense because until recently it was lawful to sell these products through the mail, online and in convenience stores. If you are arrested for distribution of synthetic pot with respect to a quantity of an ounce or more, you face exposure to a second degree conviction. A second degree crime involves a jail exposure of between five (5) and ten (10) years in prison.
Zealously Fighting for Those Facing Synthetic Marijuana Charges in Passaic County
If you have been arrested or you are facing indictment for possession or intent to distribute synthetic marijuana, you need an experienced attorney that can challenge the validity of the search, veracity of witnesses, legality of police procedures, and who can build a compelling defense. That is what you achieve when you retain our firm. Give us a call and one of our lawyers will be happy to discuss exactly how we would go about assisting you.