On September 8, 2015, the Appellate Division of New Jersey decided the case of State v. Myers. In this case, the defendant was arrested for a marijuana offense.
The defendant tried to argue that since medical marijuana is now allowed in New Jersey, that the odor of marijuana should not be sufficient probable cause for a police officer to conduct a search.
However, the Appellate Division disagreed with the defendant and upheld his conviction.
Marijuana charges in New Jersey are potentially serious but there a range of defenses that an attorney may be able to argue for you in court. Attorney Jason T. Komninos has handled many marijuana cases as well as cases involving other types of drugs.
If you have been charged with a drug offense in New Jersey, call Mr. Komninos today at (201) 343-4622 for a free consultation.