New Jersey law punishes the crime of distribution of drugs in a public park – defined as being within 500 feet of a public park – as a separate crime from the possession or distribution charge you’re facing.
The proximity to a park, public facility, or public housing bumps up your charges, so that distribution of less than an ounce of marijuana becomes a third degree crime, carrying a penalty of three to five years, plus fines.
Distribution of more than an ounce of marijuana in proximity to public facilities like parks becomes a second degree crime, with a potential sentence of five to ten years.
These are not charges that should be taken lightly, and they should never be confronted without capable legal help to protect your rights.
Call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and talk to an experienced New Jersey drug distribution attorney today.