When a local New Jersey police officer or state trooper stops a motorist for a traffic violation, he is entitled by law to request proof of a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and current insurance. Often, after approaching the driver, the police officer may state that he “detects a strong odor of marijuana emanating” from the vehicle. He asks whether there is marijuana in the vehicle and subsequently commences a search of the driver’s vehicle. This vehicle stop often results in a DUI arrest or Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) arrest and the charges may be very serious. If you have been arrested for CDS possession or CDS paraphernalia or DWI, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation.
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