Legal Question in Criminal Law in New Jersey

My girlfriend and I were parked and smoking marijuana when a cop came and arrested both of us. They proceeded to search the car and found nothing but about a gram of marijuana. This is our first offense, and we are both above the age of 18. We received a court summons for tomorrow. The cop who took our fingerprints and picture assured us that we are in no way dangerous criminals and that we may get probation. What can I expect from tomorrow? Will I have to pay an absurd fine?

Asked on 6/18/13, 1:03 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Jef Henninger, Esq Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq.

The judge may force you to get a lawyer. You are looking at having your DL suspended if convicted. Call me at 732/773/2768 to discuss.

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Answered on 6/18/13, 1:15 pm

John Ducey Law Offices of John G. Ducey, PC

The 2 of you should each get a lawyer. There is a possibility of only one of you getting penalized but that would have to be discussed with an attorney.

John Ducey


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Answered on 6/18/13, 1:30 pm
Ronald Aronds Law Office of Ronald Aronds, LLC

Both of you need to plead NOT GUILTY tomorrow and ask for time to hire a lawyer. Marijuana possession is still a serious crime in New Jersey so you do not want ot go it alone. Please call me if you would like to discuss this further. Thank you.

Sincerely yours, -Ronald Aronds, Esq.-

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Answered on 6/18/13, 2:26 pm

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