According to Police, two Paterson men were arrested as a result of a drug bust a week ago. Police Director, Jerry Speziale said that the raid came after police received several complaints from residents about drug activity on Trenton Ave. Police raided 284 Trenton Ave and seized 23 grams of marijuana from 25 year-old Delroy Miller, and 4 baggies of marijuana from 23 year-old Nyzheir Cain. Click here to read more at www.patersontimes.com.
Being charged with any drug crime, such as manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing marijuana, can have serious consequences, including hefty fines and a term of incarceration. The Degree of the offense for violation of this section depends on the quantity of the substance. NOTE: Manufacturing, Distributing, or Dispensing Marijuana is a violation subject to sentencing under the “Brimage Guidelines,” which eliminates the defense attorney’s opportunity to argue for a downward departure at the time of sentencing.
A crime of the First Degree is punishable by a term of incarceration between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. A fine of up to $300,000.00 may be imposed;
A crime of the Second Degree is punishable by a term of incarceration between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison;
A crime of the Third Degree is punishable by a term of incarceration between 3 and 5 years in New Jersey State Prison, except that a fine of up to $25,000.00 may be imposed;
A crime of the Fourth Degree is punishable by a term of incarceration up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
If you find yourself in the situation that you are charged with Manufacturing, Distributing, or Dispensing Marijuana, you should contact an attorney immediately, given the potential jail sentence associated with a conviction. Former Morris County Prosecutor, Alissa D. Hascup is skilled and experienced at successfully defending individuals charged with the entire range of drug charges in New Jersey in towns like: Wayne, Paterson, and Clifton. Contact her office for a free consultation about your case. She is available 24/7 at 862-257-1200.