If you have been charged with possession or possession with intent to distribute ketamine, you need to take your charges seriously. New Jersey has stiff drug laws which can trigger loss of license, significant fines, probation and even jail. Your very best course of action to avoid these negative consequences is to retain an experienced ketamine attorney. In this regard, the lawyers at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, have been defending individuals on New Jersey drug charges for decades and are ready to put this expertise to work for you. Our attorneys are available 24/7 and initial consultations are always without charge. An attorney is available immediately to discuss your pending matter in Ocean County, Hudson County, Essex County, Monmouth County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Union County, Morris County or in another NJ Court.
Ketamine has a number of street names including Special K, Vitamin K, Lady K, Super K, Ketaject, and Cat Tranquilizers. Ketamine is a drug that was first developed as an anesthetic for surgeries and is today most commonly used by veterinarians to tranquilize large animals. This drug has become an extremely dangerous yet popular phenomenon for people at parties and dance clubs. Many young adults abuse the medication in order to achieve a dream-like state of mind with hallucinations. This “club drug” can result in many different effects such as a stimulant, sedative, and anesthetic. Because of its powerful nature, law enforcement officers view possession and, worse yet, distribution of ketamine, very seriously.
Penalties for Possessing or Distributing Ketamine
Ketamine is a schedule III controlled substance and the criminal repercussion for possession of this drug is a third-degree crime. A conviction for possession of ketamine carries a fine of up to $25,000 and jail of up to 5 years in jail. Distribution of ketamine ranges in grade of offense from third-degree crime, all the way to first-degree offense. The grade of the charge and commensurate penalties hinge on the weight of the drugs distributed, sold or manufactured. The penalties can be severe and include jail of up to 20 years. You definitely need to consult an attorney if you have been arrested for selling, manufacturing, or distribution of ketamine.
The criminal law attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall understand the severity of our situation, and will fight to defend your legal rights. A lawyer is available to assist you 24/7 at 1-877-450-8301. Initial consultations with our lawyers are always without charge. You therefore have no reason to hesitate in contacting an attorney to discuss your Middlesex County, Union County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Mercer County, Essex County, Hudson County, Morris County or other New Jersey case.