Let Us Put Our 200 Plus Years of Experience Into Action In Defending Your Possession or Distribution of LSD Case in Hudson County
Lysergic acid diethylamide (“LSD”), commonly referred to as acid, is a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance that is illegal to possess in Hudson County or anywhere else in New Jersey in any quantity. Possession of the drug in Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City or another local town is a third degree crime, a felony, that can land you in prison for years. The consequences are potentially much worse if you were charged with distribution, selling or possession with intent to distribute LSD because that can result in not only a third degree crime but also a second or even first degree.
Hiring a skilled attorney is definitely a major factor in avoiding the pitfalls of a LSD charge. We are the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, a team of 11 attorneys who handle exclusively criminal defense and possess over 200 years of experience combined. Most of the lawyers on our staff are former prosecutors, including members who served as the Director of the Drug Task Force, Special Operations, Major Crimes, Juvenile Unit and an entire Trial Division. If you were arrested for an LSD offense and would like the opportunity to speak to an attorney in a free consultation, contact our Jersey City office at 201-309-0500.
Jersey City LSD Possession Defense Lawyer
Possession of LSD is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. This law makes it a third degree crime to knowingly or purposely obtain or to possess LSD either actually or constructively. Actual possession means that the CDS is under the direct control of the accused. Constructive possession applies where someone lacks actual possession but is nevertheless aware of the presence of the LSD and has both the ability and intent to exercise control over it in the future. Knowing possession in either form supports a conviction under 2C:35-10a(1).
Whether you were arrested in Union City, North Bergen, Harrison, Kearny or another municipality in the county, you LSD possession case will have to be heard at the Superior Court in Jersey City since that is the place where all indictable crimes are handled. The penalties that may be imposed at the Courthouse in Jersey City include up to a $35,000 fine and the possibility of five (5) years in prison. A conviction also results in a mandatory driver’s license suspension of 6-24 months. You also face at least 100 hours of community service if possession is within 1,000 feet of school property (i.e. school zone).
LSD Distribution Attorneys in Jersey City New Jersey
A Hudson County criminal charge for distributing, selling or possession with intent to distribute LSD arises out of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. Unlike many other form of CDS, LSD distribution charges start as a second degree crime where the quantity is less than 100 milligrams. Possession with intent to distribute 100 milligrams or more of LSD is a first degree crime. The penalties are 10-20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine for a first degree and $150,000 and 5-10 years for a second degree. Neither of these grades are eligible for the Hudson County Pretrial Intervention Program. You should also know that there are additional consequences for distributing LSD in a school zone or public park zone in Bayonne, Guttenberg, Secaucus, West New York or another local municipality since either activity triggers separate charges and penalties.
Hudson County LSD Offense Defense Attorney
LSD is a drug that prosecutors unquestionably view very seriously. Whether its an offense for personal possession or allegations that you distributed this CDS, you are facing a felony that clearly carries the potential for severe consequences. This is why you should invest the time to identify a criminal firm to defend your New Jersey LSD Charge that possesses considerable experience. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have exactly that with far more than bald statements as to experience without any actual time in practice, let alone trying complex drug cases. To discuss what a lawyer at our firm can do to help you, call 201-309-0500 for an immediate consultation.