Passaic County NJ Marijuana Distribution Defense Attorney

Defense Lawyer for Manufacturing, Distributing, or Dispensing Marijuana in Wayne NJ

Alissa D. Hascup represents clients who have been charged with a number of criminal offenses, including stalking, invasion of privacy, and tampering with physical evidence in Wayne, Paterson, Clifton, Little Falls, and throughout New Jersey.

Ms. Hascup has successfully handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, in Superior Court (indictable/felony level offenses) as well as Municipal Court (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). She is a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General who handled a variety of serious drug-related cases during the course of her distinguished career. She knows what it takes for the State to prove a drug case beyond a reasonable doubt – and will use that knowledge to defend, and potentially beat, the charges filed against you.

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. Having an aggressive, experienced defense lawyer to guide you through the legal process is invaluable. Ms. Hascup is prepared to attack the State’s case and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result.

Call the Law Office of Alissa Hascup, LLC anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Manufacturing, Distributing, or Dispensing Marijuana in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 sets forth:

a. Except as authorized by P.L.1970, c.226 (C.24:21-1), it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or purposely:

(1) To manufacture, distribute or dispense, or to possess or have under his control with intent to manufacture, distribute or dispense, a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog; or

(2) To create, distribute, or possess or have under his control with intent to distribute, a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance.

b. Any person who violates subsection a. with respect to:

(10) (a) Marijuana in a quantity of 25 pounds or more including any adulterants or dilutants, or 50 or more marijuana plants, regardless of weight, or hashish in a quantity of five pounds or more including any adulterants or dilutants, is guilty of a crime of the First Degree (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;

(b) Marijuana in a quantity of five pounds or more but less than 25 pounds including any adulterants or dilutants, or 10 or more but fewer than 50 marijuana plants, regardless of weight, or hashish in a quantity of one pound or more but less than five pounds, including any adulterants or dilutants, is guilty of a crime of the Second Degree (punishable by a term of incarceration between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison);

(11) Marijuana in a quantity of one ounce or more but less than five pounds including any adulterants or dilutants, or hashish in a quantity of five grams or more but less than one pound including any adulterants or dilutants, is guilty of a crime of the Third Degree (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;

(12) Marijuana in a quantity of less than one ounce including any adulterants or dilutants, or hashish in a quantity of less than five grams including any adulterants or dilutants, is guilty of a crime of the Fourth Degree (punishable by a term of incarceration up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison).

c. Where the degree of the offense for violation of this section depends on the quantity of the substance, the quantity involved shall be determined by the trier of fact. Where the indictment or accusation so provides, the quantity involved in individual acts of manufacturing, distribution, dispensing or possessing with intent to distribute may be aggregated in determining the grade of the offense, whether distribution or dispensing is to the same person or several persons, provided that each individual act of manufacturing, distribution, dispensing or possessing with intent to distribute was committed within the applicable statute of limitations.

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.

Contact Wayne NJ Marijuana Distribution Defense Lawyer for a Free Consult

If you are facing charges for Manufacturing, Distributing, or Dispensing Marijuana, there are serious consequences associated with a conviction, including hefty fines and exposure to jail time. Don’t delay in hiring legal representation to protect your freedom and your rights.

Alissa D. Hascup is available anytime to discuss your case. Call her today, or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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If you are facing criminal charges in New Jersey, you want a battle-tested, aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side. Alissa D. Hascup will protect your rights and your freedom. She is highly skilled and highly motivated and puts clients first – always.

Please contact Ms. Hascup’s office today to request a free initial consultation about your charges. She will review the facts of your case, answer your questions and tell you how she can help get your charges significantly reduced or even dismissed.

With offices in Paterson, Newark and Hackensack, Ms. Hascup can be reached 24/7 and offers nights and weekend appointments as well as flexible payment options.

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