What is the worst-case scenario for an adult over eighteen who is convicted of simple possession of marijuana?

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What is the worst-case scenario for an adult over eighteen who is convicted of simple possession of marijuana?

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Possession of marijuana under fifty grams is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey. The state prosecutes cases of simple possession of marijuana in the municipal courts. The maximum penalty upon conviction is six months in jail. In addition, there are over $500 in penalties and surcharges, together with a drivers license suspension of between six months and two years. Possession of marijuana over fifty grams is an indictable offense and is prosecuted in Superior Court. (See white collar and criminal defense.

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