Cocaine Possession Defense Lawyers in Jersey City NJ
The team of Jersey City cocaine possession defense attorneys at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall fully understand what a drug conviction can do your future. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1), possession of cocaine is either a first, second, third degree felony. The quantity of cocaine seized at the time of your arrest will dictate what degree you are charged with. Typically, a cocaine possession charge will be a third degree felony, which means the Defendant must have possessed less than 1/2 ounce of cocaine at the time of their arrest. With that being said, if a Defendant is charged with either a first or second degree cocaine possession offense, they will almost certainly be charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute or distribution of cocaine as well. If you have been charged with possessing cocaine in Jersey City, North Bergen, Bayonne, Secaucus or Hoboken, it is imperative that you speak to an experienced Hudson County, NJ cocaine possession defense lawyer immediately about your options. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help assist you in any way possible. We can be reached at 201.309.1800. In addition, if you would like to do some further research on cocaine possession charges, please checkout our Jersey City cocaine possession practice series. Now here is a recent article about a Defendant who was caught possessing more then a half ounce of cocaine in Jersey City.
11 1/2 Grams of Cocaine Found During Traffic Stop in Jersey City
It appears that a routine license plate scan lead to the seizure of about 11 1/2 grams of cocaine in Jersey City last week. According to the reports, a Port Authority police officer was conducting a routine licenses plate scan when he became alerted that a vehicle’s inspection sticker was past due. Based on that hit, the officer pulled over the Defendant’s vehicle to further inquire. When the officer ran the driver’s credentials he learned that he had several active warrants out for his arrest. During the process, the officer became aware of an overwhelming smell of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. As a result, the officer asked the passenger, a seventeen year old, to step outside the vehicle. Once she stepped out, she removed 11 1/2 grams of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana from her crotch. The teenager informed the officer that the driver was in fact the one who possessed the drugs and that once he was being pulled over he handed her the drugs and demanded she place them down her pants.
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As a result, the driver was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine in the second degree, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and the use of a juvenile in the commission of a drug offense. He is currently being held in the Hudson County Jail on a $100,000 bail. If you or some one you know has been charged with possessing cocaine, distributing heroin or possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute in towns like Secaucus, Jersey City, North Bergen or Bayonne, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. We have over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including years of prior prosecuting experience. To set up a free consultation, please contact our Jersey City office at 201.309.1800.