Bayonne Drug Distribution Lawyer

A Former Drug Task Force Director & Other Highly Skilled Attorneys At Our Firm Are Ready To Defend Your Charge For Distribution of Cocaine, Marijuana, Heroin, Xanax Or Another CDS

Members of the Bayonne Police Department and Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office aggressively target those who they believe are distributing drugs like heroin, cocaine, MDMA, Xanas, marijuana and other CDS.  If you are under investigation for drug distribution or have already been arrested or charged, you need to obtain the services of a highly skilled Hudson County criminal attorney. Failure to secure an acquittal exposes you to a length state prison sentence, substantial fines and a permanent criminal record that could prevent you from getting a job or finding suitable housing. A lawyer who is experienced in defending drug distribution charges in Jersey City is going to give you the best chance of avoiding these ramifications.

The drug distribution defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the qualification to serve you well. Our firm can offer you:

  • Over 200 years of experience representing clients charged with distribution and possession with intent to distribute of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, LSD and other drugs
  • Former county prosecutors that include Directors of the Drug Task Force, Major Crimes, Juvenile Division, Special Operations and an entire Trial Division
  • Ten (10) lawyers whose practice is exclusively criminal defense
  • Certified criminal trial attorneys
  • Decades of successful outcomes in drug cases at the Hudson County Superior Court

A lawyer on our staff who is well versed in the law and all defenses is ready to provide you with the type of aggressive, hard-hitting defense it takes to win a dismissal or other favorable outcome. To discuss your Bayonne CDS distribution charge with an attorney in a free initial consultation, contact our Jersey City Office at 201-309-0500.

CDS Distribution in Bayonne New Jersey

N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 makes it a crime to manufacture, dispense or distribute drugs. What starts out as an investigation by police into drug possess can quickly escalate into a drug distribution charge if large amounts of cash, envelopes or other evidence support the conclusion that the controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) was possessed with the intention of selling or distributing.

Some of the laws pertaining to drug distribution might appear to make it easier for the police to make arrests and for the prosecution to obtain convictions, but an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help to level the playing field. We carefully investigate the case and review the facts and the evidence to identify defenses we can use to attack the prosecution case. For instance, evidence obtained by search and seizure by the police can be challenged on constitutional grounds unless the police strictly followed the procedures as far as obtaining a search warrant or having probable cause before conducting a search.

Bayonne Penalties For Distributing Drugs

Penalties judges may impose upon you if you are convicted of drug distribution depend upon the type and quantity of the CDS. Common drugs and the sentences a judge could impose include the following:

  • Distribution of at least 5 ounces of heroin, cocaine, MDMA/ecstasy or methamphetamine: Crime of the first degree punishable by at least 10 years and a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine as high as $500,000.
  • Distribution of 25 pounds of marijuana or more: Crime of the first degree with a maximum fine of $300,000 and from 10 to 20 years in prison.
  • Distribution of less than 100 milligrams of LSD: Crime of the second degree punishable by a minimum of five years in prison with a maximum prison term of 10 years and a maximum fine of $150,000.
  • Distribution of an ounce of marijuana: Crime of the third degree crime punished by fines up to $25,000 and up to five years in prison.
  • Distribution of less than an ounce of marijuana: Crime of the fourth degree punishable by up to 18 months in prison.
  • Distribution of prescription drugs like Xanax, Oxycodone, Suboxone & Adderall results in a fourth degree crime when four or fewer doses are involved, a third degree crime when at least five but less than 100 are involved, and a second degree crime where more than 100 pills or dosages are involved.

We fight to win a dismissal of drug distribution charges, but we also explore opportunities to achieve a favorable result for you through drug court and diversion programs that could allow you to avoid a criminal record or the harsh penalties of a conviction.

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Whether your motivation is addiction, profit or another reason, a charge for distributing, selling or possession with intent to distribute drugs/cds is a very serious matter. This is why you need an experienced Hudson County drug distribution attorney defending you who is capable of analyzing the evidence and the facts to ensure you have every opportunity to escape a conviction. The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall offer outstanding representation, trusted advice and a commitment to obtaining the best result for the individuals who depend upon us. Call us now at 201-309-0500 for a free initial consultation with a lawyer at the firm.