The Team of Highly Skilled Former Prosecutors in Our Jersey City Office Are Ready To Defend Your Methamphetamine Possession or Distribution Charge
A major source of methamphetamine charges in New Jersey is Hudson County. Our theory for the higher number of arrests is the proximity of the jurisdiction to New York City where use of the drug is surging. If you were arrested for possession of methamphetamine in West New York, Kearny, Union City, Harris or North Bergen, you are facing a third degree crime. The consequences could be significantly worse if you were charged with manufacturing, distribution or possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine since that conduct can result in a second degree or even first degree crime. Hiring the right lawyer to defend a methamphetamine charge at the Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City can make all the difference in the outcome of your drug offense.
The attorneys at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, can offer you qualifications that are undoubtedly rare to ensure your success in defending a methamphetamine offense in Hudson County. Our team can offer you:
- Over 200 years of combined experience defending charges involving possession and distribution of methamphetamine, as well as other controlled dangerous substances (“CDS”)
- 11 lawyers who specialize exclusively in criminal defense
- Former prosecutors that have served in the highest of positions including Director of the Drug Task Force, Major Crimes, Juvenile Unit, Special Operations and an entire Trial Division
- Certified criminal trial attorneys
- An office located directly across from the county courthouse on Newark Avenue in Jersey City New Jersey
Contact our Hudson County Office at 201-309-0500 for a free consultation anytime 24/7. Lawyers at our firm are ready to provide a comprehensive review of your case and extend their insight as to what can be done to reach the best outcome.
It is illegal to possess methamphetamine in any quantity under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1). Possession that is knowing results in a violation of this law whether it is direct or constructive. A conviction for this offense results in a third degree crime and penalties that include up to 5 years in prison, a maximum fine of $35,000 and a 6-24 month driver’s license suspension.
Methamphetamine Manufacturing, Distribution & Possession With Intent to Distribute
Manufacturing, distributing or possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine results in a crime of the third degree, second degree or first degree depending on the quantity under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. Possession with intent to distribute, distributing or selling over 5 ounces of methamphetamine results in a first degree crime, a fine of up to $500,000 and 10-20 years in prison. Distribution of at least one-half ounce but less than 5 ounces of methamphetamine is a second degree crime that carries a fine of up to $150,000 and 5-10 years in prison. The penalties for third degree distribution of methamphetamine triggers up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $75,000.
Methamphetamine Defense Lawyers in Hudson County NJ
A methamphetamine offense is obviously a serious matter given the fact that it is always a felony that carries the possibility of years in prison. Whether you were arrested in Bayonne, Union City, Weehawken, Hoboken or Secaucus, it is keenly important that you retain the best attorney you can find. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have precisely the attributes you need. You can call 201-309-0500 any time of day or night for a free consultation with a lawyer who possesses the know-how to thoroughly protect you.