No matter the size of the charge, drug charges all over can result in a record that sticks with you for the rest of your life. In many cases, the charge may not be that significant, much like a kid who was stopped on Thursday, June 22nd of 2017, around midnight. The incident occurred in Hackettstown Jew Jersey, when an officer responded to a call of suspicious activity occurring in a parking lot on Valentine Street. The police responding to the call managed to stop one car leaving the lot, and was able to talk to the driver for some time. The driver was age 18.
When talking to the man, the officer noted a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car. After an investigation of the car, the police found a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana, and a glass bowl containing possible marijuana residue in his possession.
The charges he faces were possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to stop at a stop sign. The police let him go, with a pending court appearance at a later, currently undisclosed time. He did not speak to the police any more about his reasoning for having the drugs, and there is no evidence he had intentions to deal the drugs in his possession.
These charges, though not major in any way, still leave a criminal record that sticks for a long time. With such a record, it can be difficult to function the rest of life normally, especially when looking for jobs or somewhere to live. It is important to seek an experienced attorney who can help. If you or a loved one has been charged with possession of drugs, Stephen Piper of Stephen Piper Law is ready to assist in your case. He will do all he can to help. Contact today to schedule a consultation.