Possession of Marijuana Charges Dismissed in Edison NJ
Middlesex County Marijuana Lawyers Handling Matters in Edison, New Jersey
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The Marijuana defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC scored another victory in court, this time in Middlesex County in Edison Municipal Court located in Edison, New Jersey. Our client was facing a disorderly persons charge for possession of marijuana under 50 grams. This is a misdemeanor type charge in NJ which results in the following if convicted: up to a $1,000 fine, up to six (6) months in the county jail, possible probation, a driver’s license suspension of six (6) months to two (2) years, and a permanent criminal charge on your record. As a result, a marijuana charge in New Jersey, unlike some other states, is very serious and can have long lasting implications on your life.
In this case, our client had no prior criminal history and luckily found the Tormey Law Firm online to fight these marijuana charges in court. First, there were some legal issues surrounding the traffic stop and search which may have been illegal so our marijuana defense lawyers filed a motion to suppress that illegally seized evidence. In addition, the lab reports which are required to show that the marijuana was in fact marijuana were not provided for many months after the initial arrest. The lab reports are typically taking anywhere from 3-4 months minimum before being produced in court. However, in this case, they were still not provided after six (6) months and our marijuana lawyers asked the Judge to sign a “Holup Order” pursuant to State v. Holup which required that the lab reports be provided within 30 days and, if they were not provided within that time frame, that the evidence would be excluded in court.
The lab results came in but they came in 10 days after the Holup order date set by the judge so the lab results were excluded in court and the case was dismissed against our client. This was a tremendous result for our client and the Tormey Law Firm LLC.
Arrested, Charged with Possession of Marijuana in Edison Court
Now, the client has no criminal record from this incident because he was not convicted. However, there is an arrest record because he was fingerprinted and processed. Now, because the case was dismissed, the client is eligible to expunge that arrest from his record immediately.
For more information on marijuana charges in NJ or for an expungement of your marijuana arrest, contact the Tormey Law Firm today for a free initial consultation at 201-556-1570.