A Municipal Court only has jurisdiction of disorderly persons drug offenses. If a drug charge involves any type of distribution, or if a defendant is busted with large quantities of CDS then the case is sent up to the County. Thereafter, the County Prosecutor will review the case and determine if the case should be indicted.
There are eight drug charges that are considered to be disorderly persons' offenses. These offenses are as follows:
a. Possession of Marijuana ‑ N.J.S.A. 2C:35‑10(a)(4).
b. CDS Use or Under Influence ‑ N.J.S.A. 2C:35‑10(b).
c. Failure to deliver CDS to officer ‑ N.J.S.A. 2C:35‑10(c).
d. Toxic Chemicals ‑ N.J.S.A. 2C:35‑10.4.
e. Prescription legend drugs ‑ N.J.S.A. 2C:35‑10.5.
f. Possession of certain prescription drugs ‑ N.J.S.A. 2C:35‑24.
g. Possession of drug paraphernalia ‑ N.J.S.A. 2C:36‑2.
h. Discarding hypodermic needle or syringe ‑ N.J.S.A. ‑ 2C:36‑6.1.
The law offices of Carlos Diaz-Cobo is experienced and committed to successfully defending individuals accused of drug charges. Call the Law Offices of Carlos Diaz-Cobo at 732-249-1125.