While a pro-marijuana group has 60-foot message for NFL: Stop suspending players for pot, New jersey Police Officers will be strictly enforcing marijuana laws during Super Bowl week. If you or someone you know is arrested for possession of marijuana or other drug charges, you could face serious criminal penalties including a loss of your driving privileges. Contact the attorneys at Sutnick & Sutnick for a free consultation regarding drug charges or any other criminal matter.
Drug charges are taken very seriously in New Jersey. Sentencing for individuals convicted of drug crimes, however, can vary dramatically. Factors considered in sentencing include the amount of drugs found on the individual, the type of substance seized, specific drug charge including whether the person is charged with drug possession or drug manufacturing, the age of the defendant, and of course, whether the defendant has a history of drug charges.
Cases of drug offenses are constantly in the news. In one of the latest cases, police officers on patrol arrested a Sicklerville, New Jersey, man on weapons and drug possession.
Sometimes a simple traffic stop can lead to more serious criminal charges if the individuals are involved in an alleged illegal act, but police have to have probable cause to search vehicle. If a search of the vehicle yields evidence of illegal activity, then police officers can make arrests unrelated to the initial cause of the stop, as shown in a recent Little Ferry case. But, again, the question of probable cause should always be asked.
A Hackensack man and his mother were recently arrested after police executed a search warrant at their Passaic Street home on Aug. 7. The search resulted in drug charges and weapon charges against the 20-year-old man and a child endangerment charge against his 42-year-old mother.