You’re facing both charges because they are separate infractions, and only the possession charge is a criminal matter.
CDS in a Motor Vehicle is not a criminal offense in its own right.
The penalty upon conviction is a two year suspension of your driver’s license, and the judge has no discretion to waive the penalty.
You have to be wary of plea bargains encouraging you to plead guilty of the CDS in a Motor Vehicle charge in exchange for conditional sentencing on the possession charge.
You may end up without a vehicle, while having to complete court-ordered counseling, classes, or other conditions, which may represent a significant hardship.
Get help right away. Attorney Matthew Reisig is an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who will zealously guard your rights and freedom.
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