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Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver

Morris County

NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers

973-309-7050

Our team of skilled attorneys includes former County and Municipal Prosecutors with over 100 years combined experience and is available to assist you immediately.

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Juvenile Drug Distribution Attorney in Morristown NJ

A conviction for distributing drugs as a juvenile in New Jersey can be devastating to their future. Not only is the juvenile facing potential incarceration but they are also facing a criminal conviction, which could bar them from being accepted into their dream college, obtaining their professional licenses or obtaining meaningful employment. All though the juvenile criminal justice system is geared more towards rehabilitating the Defendant rather then punishing like the adult criminal justice system, there are certain crimes, like distributing drugs, where punishment is often sought after.

 If you or your child has been charged with distributing heroin, possessing cocaine or possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute in Morris County, in towns like Morristown, Dover, Parsippany, Madison, Montville, Pequannock, East Hanover, Mendham or Roxbury, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. Our office has eight criminal defense lawyers on staff, each of whom have rather extensive experience representing juveniles. If you would like to come into our office to discuss your options with any one of the eight Morristown juvenile defense lawyers on staff, please contact our office at 973.309.7050. Our attorneys are available 24/7 t0 help assist in any way possible. We fully understand that time is of the essence. Now here is some key information on offense of distributing drugs as a juvenile.

Marijuana Distribution Lawyer in Madison NJ

Irrespective of the drug in question, every drug distribution and/or possession of drugs with the intent to distribute charge in New Jersey is considered a felony offense. With that being said, the quantity and the type of drug in question will dictate what degree of felony the juvenile is charged with. Here is a complete breakdown.

  • Marijuana less than 1 Ounce:
    • 4th Degree Felony:
      • Juvenile faces up to 1 year in a juvenile detention center.
  •  Marijuana more than 1 Ounce but less than 5 pounds:
    • 3rd Degree Felony:
      • Juvenile faces up to 2 year in a juvenile detention center.
  • Marijuana more than 5 pounds but less than 25 pounds:
    • 2nd Degree Felony:
      • Juvenile faces up to 3 year in a juvenile detention center.
  • Marijuana more than 25 pounds:
    • 1st Degree Felony:
      • Juvenile faces up to 4 years in a juvenile detention center.

 

  • Cocaine, Heroin & Molly less than 1/2 Ounce:
    • 3rd Degree Felony:
      • Juvenile faces up to 2 years in a juvenile detention center.
    • 2nd Degree Felony:
      • Juvenile faces up to 3 years in a juvenile detention center.
    • 1st Degree Felony:
      • Juvenile faces up to 4 years in a juvenile detention center.

Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute Lawyer in Boonton NJ

The Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has eight criminal defense attorneys on staff, making our office one of the largest criminal defense firms in the State let alone Morris County. If your child has been charged with distributing marijuana, possession heroin with the intent to distribute or distributing cocaine in Morris County, we can help. Our office has rather extensive experience representing juveniles charged with distributing drugs in towns like Parsippany, Mount Olive, Randolph, Florham Park, Washington Township, Pequannock and Rockaway. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation today, we can be reached directly at 973.309.7050.