Falsely Accused of Drug Distribution in Morris County NJ
FDU Student Charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
The Morris County criminal defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented a client who was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute arising on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University located in Florham Park, New Jersey. His charges were as follows:
- Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in a quantity more than one (1) oz. but under five (5) lbs, a crime of the third degree, in violation of N.J.S. 2c:35-5(b)(11)
- Possession of marijuana more than fifty (50) grams, a crime of the fourth degree, in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10(a)(3)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia, a disorderly persons offense, in violation of N.J.S. 2C:36-2
- Possession of a fake ID, a crime of the fourth degree, in violation of N.J.S. 2C:21-2.1(d)
The third degree crime is the most serious offense which is punishable by 3-5 years in prison. The fourth degree crimes are each punishable by up to eighteen (18) months in prison and the disorderly persons offense is punishable by up to six (6) months in the Morris County Jail.
Our client is a college student at FDU with no prior criminal history. He was living in a dorm room and his roommate had these illegal drugs in their bathroom of the dorm suite when it was raided by the police. First, we were able to convince the Morris County Prosecutor’s office to downgrade the felony charges to misdemeanors (disorderly persons offenses) and remand them back to the Florham Park Municipal Court for resolution.
Then, when we appeared in Florham Park Municipal Court, we were able to convince the municipal prosecutor that the roommate was responsible for the contraband and not our client. We plead guilty to a municipal ordinance violation (also known as a local ordinance) for the possession of the Fake ID which resulted in a fine and no criminal record.
Drug Charge Attorneys Fairleigh Dickinson University in Florham Park NJ
This was a great result for our client and the Tormey Law Firm LLC. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a criminal charge at Fairleigh Dickinson University (known as “FDU”) or anywhere in Florham Park or Morris County NJ, contact our Morristown offices now for immediate assistance at 973-524-7238. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.