Jersey City, NJ asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey

Q: I got arrested in New Jersey for drug paraphernalia, What does that hold ?

I am looking for a lawyer .. I am charged with drug paraphernalia of wax paper bags that are used to store heroin .. They did not find any drugs on me

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Having drug paraphernalia is a criminal / disorderly persons offense in New Jersey and you face up to 180 days in jail, thousand-dollar fine, and probation as determined by the court. Many defenses exist for these types of cases. Thus I suggest you hire a good criminal lawyer. Set up one of the free in office consultations that most of us criminal lawyer's offer, it's your best bet to win reduce or eliminate the penalties you face.

Howard Lesnik
Howard Lesnik
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Mountainside, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Paraphernalia is a disorderly persons offense, and more importantly, in addition to $1,000 fine, you may face a driver’s license suspension. You should consult with an attorney to discuss your options and defenses.

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