FAQ’s when Arrested for Drugs in Your Car in New Jersey

As experienced New Jersey drug defense attorneys, we often face questions from clients who are arrested for drugs found in their car. Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) that we receive from people facing drug charges arising from a motor vehicle search. Do I have to get out of the […]

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New Jersey Marijuana Arrests Highest in the Nation

New Jersey has the highest marijuana arrest rate among local police departments in the entire United States, according to a recent investigation by USA Today Network. In fact, some departments reported that weed accounted for over one third of their total arrests for the year. Marijuana Arrests in NJ According to the FBI’s Uniform Criminal Reporting […]

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All New Jersey Marijuana Cases Adjourned for Now, Says Attorney General

One of the most significant developments in the path toward marijuana legalization in New Jersey just occurred, as the Attorney General ordered all pending marijuana cases in Municipal Courts across the state be postponed until further notice. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued a directive to New Jersey prosecutors instructing municipal prosecutors statewide to request an […]

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Why Police can Search your Vehicle if they Smell Marijuana at an NJ Traffic Stop

You are pulled over for a traffic violation and during the stop, the officer says he smells marijuana in your vehicle. The police officer uses the odor of marijuana alone to search your car, where he finds marijuana, drug paraphernalia, heroin, cocaine, a gun, or another item considered “contraband” in New Jersey. This scenario plays […]

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Fort Lee NJ Marijuana Charges Dismissed

The attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm, LLC. recently represented a client who was arrested for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Since possession of marijuana under 50 grams is a disorderly persons offense in violation of NJSA 2C:35-10a and possession of drug paraphernalia is […]

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Synthetic Marijuana Laced with Rat Poison Leaves 3 Dead, 100 Ill

Synthetic marijuana, often referred to as “fake weed,” is illegal in New Jersey. As such, being found in possession of synthetic marijuana may lead to criminal charges for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS). Similarly, distributing or dispensing fake marijuana can result in criminal prosecution for a felony offense. In addition to the potential […]

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Why Adulterants and Dilutants Matter for NJ Drug Charges

Under New Jersey law, it is unlawful for any person to distribute or possess with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. These criminal offenses are considered a violation of NJSA 2C:35-5, which governs manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing. Drug distribution crimes vary in terms of severity, meaning the grading of the specific charge is based […]

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Hackensack Cops Fired for Conducting Illegal Drug Bust

Internal Affairs Probe Determines That Warrantless Search of Hackensack Apartment Was Not Justified Five police officers in Hackensack, NJ were recently terminated from their jobs with the Hackensack Police Department. The firings were prompted by a December 2016 incident involving an illegal search of an apartment without a search warrant. According to Bergen County authorities, […]

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Bayonne Domestic Violence Call Results in Charges for Growing Marijuana

The vast majority of drug cases in New Jersey begin with some type of search. In a recent case in Hudson County, NJ, a man was charged with several marijuana-related crimes after a search and seizure occurred while police were responding to a domestic violence call. According to news reports, police in Bayonne found multiple marijuana […]

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Marijuana Charges Dismissed in Garfield, Bergen County NJ Thanks to the Tormey Law Firm

Marijuana Charge Attorneys Bergen County NJ With offices in Hackensack, New Jersey The drug charge defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm recently represented a client who was facing a misdemeanor (known as a disorderly persons offense) for possession of marijuana under 50 grams. As of today, marijuana is still illegal in New Jersey unless […]

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