If you were caught in possession of marijuana while driving in New Jersey, you’re likely facing two charges, one that applies to your driver’s license and one that is criminal in nature.
The charge of Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances While Operating A Motor Vehicle is a motor vehicle offense that carries a penalty of a two year suspension of your driver’s license, as well as fines.
The criminal charge has the potential to put you in jail, so extra caution is required in addressing it.
Both charges have to be taken into consideration when formulating a defense, so that you don’t end up in a situation where the possession charge is dropped while you’re left without a vehicle for two years.
Matthew Reisig has successfully defended clients facing drug charges across New Jersey, and can help you understand your options and take the steps necessary for you to move on after an arrest.
Call 732-625-9661 and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer today.