New Jersey law explicitly requires that any person who is knowingly in possession of controlled dangerous substances voluntarily turn them over to police.
This means that if you are stopped for speeding and have a joint, a single pill of ecstasy, or a small amount of cocaine in the car, you can be charged with Failure to Make a Lawful Disposition if it is found.
Failure to voluntarily turn over controlled dangerous substances is a disorderly persons offense carrying a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, and this charge is likely to be added on to other charges like possession or distribution.
You will have a criminal record if convicted, which means that even being caught with a small amount of drugs can follow you around for years.
Attorney Matthew Reisig defends people all over New Jersey who are facing drug crimes.
Call 732-625-9661 today to talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and help defend your future.