Contact Our Hoboken Or Jersey City Criminal Defense Firm To Speak To One Of Our Former County Prosecutors Including The Ex Director Of The Drug Task Force
Hoboken drug offenses are fairly common and can result in a charge in either Hoboken Municipal Court or the Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City New Jersey. If your charge involves anything more than possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, you probably received a notice for an appearance at Central Judicial Processing. This is because you are facing an indictable crime that is outside the jurisdiction of the municipal court in Hoboken. Irrespective of the pedigree of controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) offense you were charged with in the City of Hoboken, it is important that you speak to a criminal defense lawyer who is skilled in defending Hoboken drug charges.
We are the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall and are highly equipped to assist you. Our team of talented attorneys possess credentials that include:
- 200 years of combined experience representing clients arrested for possession and distribution of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy (a.k.a. MDMA or Molly), LSD, prescription drugs and other CDS in Hudson County
- Ten lawyers that specialize exclusively in defense and nothing else
- Former County Prosecutors that have served as Director of the Drug Task Force, Major Crimes Bureau, Juvenile Unit and even an entire Trial Division
- Certified criminal trial attorneys
If you or a loved one is dealing with charges for either possession or intent to distribute arising in Hoboken, do not hesitate to contact our office for a free consultation. An attorney is available 24/7 to assist you. Call 201-309-0500 now to speak to a highly skilled lawyer at the firm.
Drug Charges in Hoboken New Jersey
A drug offense can arise in two basic forms under New Jersey law. The first and most common variety of charge is personal possession of methamphetamine, LSD, cocaine, heroin, marijuana or another Schedule I, II, III, IV or V CDS under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. The second type of drug violation that can arise in Hoboken or anywhere else is distribution or possession with intent to distribute under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. When someone violates this law while they are in a school zone, public housing project or public park in Hoboken, additional charges are triggered. You should also know that an entirely separate possession statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5, applies when the CDS is a prescription legend drug like Xanax, Oxycondone/Oxycontin, Suboxone, Valium, Percocet or the like.
The lawyers on our staff are skilled in defending all of these charges and this is something that is crucial to your protecting your future. Indeed, a possession offense carries serious consequences and a distribution charge in Hoboken is even more severe. A fourth degree crime can land you in state prison for up to 18 months. A third degree drug crime is even worse with a potential period of imprisonment of up to 5 years. You face 5-10 years of incarceration for a second degree and 10-20 years for a first degree.
In addition to the impact on your liberty, a Hoboken drug offense will likely impact your ability to secure employment and in other areas of your life. Most employers do background checks so a conviction for possessing or distributing illegal drugs/cds can definitely inhibit your job prospects. A record can also negatively effect your ability to secure a professional license or maintain immigration status. A savvy lawyer can make sure that you are not convicted so that these negative consequences are avoided. For example, there are often probable cause issues concerning a search or seizure made by the Hoboken Police. An aggressive and knowledgeable defense attorney can challenge your charge on this basis in hopes of obtaining a dismissal. There are many other avenues to escape the pitfalls of a drug charge in Hoboken include diversion programs like Pretrial Intervention and Conditional Discharge.
Hoboken NJ CDS Offense Attorneys
If you were arrested or charged with possession, distribution or intent to distribute drugs in Hoboken, then you should consult with an experienced defense attorney immediately. The lawyers at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, are available 24/7 to assist you in this role. Each Hoboken drug defense lawyer at this firm is extremely familiar with the court system and, more importantly, what it takes to successfully defend a CDS charge arising in the City. To speak to a attorney with the know-how to help you, call 201-309-0500.
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