221964015-Conditional-Discharge-of-Drug-Charges.doc - 1111CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE TO DISMISS MUNICIPAL COURT DRUG CHARGES By Kenneth Vercammen Trial

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111 1CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE TO DISMISS MUNICIPAL COURT DRUG CHARGES By Kenneth Vercammen, Trial Attorney The defense of a person charged with possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia is not impossible. Attorneys should not merely suggest that their client plead guilty to save a few dollars. There are a number of viable defenses and arguments which can be pursued to achieve a successful result. Advocacy, commitment, and persistence are essential to defending a client accused of involvement with controlled dangerous substances (CDS). The Municipal Courts in New Jersey have jurisdiction to hear the following drug-related offenses: NJSA 2C:5-10(a)(4), possession of 50g or less of marijuana or 5g or less of hashish; NJSA 2C:35-10(b), using or being under the influence of CDS; NJSA 2C:35-10(c), failure to deliver CDS to police; NJSA 2C:36-2, possession of drug paraphernalia. N.J.S.A. 2C:36A-1 provides that a person not previously convicted of a drug
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