Possession of Marijuana Less than 50 Grams – N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4)

Possession of Marijuana Less than 50 Grams – N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4)


In the State of New Jersey, possessing under 50 grams of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense, while possessing more than 50 grams is a felony. Possessing under 50 grams of marijuana pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4) is a common offense. No one deserves to have a criminal record. Call an experienced attorney today who can discuss the next steps you can take if charged with this offense.


What Penalties Am I Facing?


An individual convicted of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4) is subject to a fine up to $1,000. Furthermore, the following are mandatory state assessments:


  • $50 VCCB
  • $75 Safe Neighborhood Services Fund
  • $33 court fees


Other penalties may include:


  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Probation
  • Driver’s License Suspension pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-16
  • 100 hours of Community Service


What Are My Options If I Am Charged With This Offense?


To be found guilty of this offense, the state has the burden to prove you committed this offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Depending on the circumstances of your case, hiring an experienced attorney may lead to an outright dismissal or an amended charge through a plea bargain. First time offenders are eligible for a conditional discharge. This program requires an individual to comply with certain requirements for a set period. Upon completion of the program, the charges and original complaint are dismissed.


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