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Drug Possession

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Drug Possession

Attorneys at our New Jersey firm, the Law Offices of John F. Marshall, provide powerful defense representation to people charged with drug possession. Our attorneys are skilled at challenging the prosecution's case and protecting our client's Constitutional rights. The lawyers at our law firm represent individuals accused of drug possession throughout NJ, including Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Union County, Somerset County, Ocean County, Essex County, Hudson County and Morris County.

Talk to a lawyer before talking to police or prosecutors

If you have been arrested or charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or another illegal drug, it is extremely important to talk to an attorney immediately, before you make a statement or answer questions. Contact our office to arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

Defense against drug possession charges

Do not assume the prosecution has a strong case for drug possession charges. Our lawyers will investigate every aspect of your case when fighting the charges against you:

  • Were the drugs used as evidence against you gained through an illegal search and seizure?
  • Was there probable cause for a traffic stop or search?
  • If you were charged with possession with intent to distribute, the charge may have been based on possession of drug paraphernalia, a large amount of cash, or a scale. There is always the potential to have charges of intent to distribute reduced to simple possession.
  • Was the marijuana, cocaine, hash, or heroin really in your possession?
  • Were you read your Miranda rights as soon as you were arrested or you did not feel free to leave?
  • Were the drugs found on your person when a police officer was patting you down for a weapon?

Answers to these questions may lead to dismissal of charges, a reduction to a lesser charge in a plea bargain, or winning a not-guilty verdict at trial.

Consequences of conviction for drug possession charges

Few clients defended by our attorneys for a first-offense charge of possession of a non-scheduled drug such as marijuana or hashish go to jail. Alternatives our lawyers may be able to arrange include admission to drug court, treatment programs, supervision, or conditional discharge. When a client is charged with a second offense, intent to distribute, or a school zone offense our attorneys will work to get charges reduced to a lower level.

Our firm is prepared to handle cases involving possession or possession with intent to distribute marijuana, hash, cocaine, crack, heroin, meth, oxycontin, methadone, opiates, unauthorized prescription drugs, steroids, and other controlled substances. If your child has been charged with drug possession, the lawyers will determine whether the case should be handled as a juvenile offense or in criminal court. We handle cases at every level of New Jersey Court System including those pending in Union County, Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Somerset County, Ocean County, Essex County, Hudson County and Morris County

For information about charges of driving under the influence of drugs, see: New Jersey DUI/DWI Lawyer.

Exercise your right to remain silent—call toll free 1-877-450-8301 or e-mail our New Jersey law firm to arrange a free consultation with a criminal law attorney.

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The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall represent New Jersey adult and juvenile clients from offices in Shrewsbury, Cranford, Toms River, Jersey City and New Brunswick. We provide prompt and convenient client service to people in such communities as Newark, Plainfield, Freehold, Eatontown, East Brunswick, Edison, Woodbridge, Westfield, Clark, Rahway, Piscataway, Sayreville, Elizabeth, Middletown, Asbury Park, Long Branch, Jackson, Lakewood, Point Pleasant, Edison, Old Bridge, Aberdeen, Linden, Belmar, Eatontown, Hazlet, Holmdel, Ocean, Sea Bright, Hoboken, Weehawken, Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, Tinton Falls, Wall, Brick, Dover, Jackson, and other locations in Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Union County, Ocean County, Burlington County, Mercer County, Essex County, Hudson County and Morris County.

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