Contact Our Flemington Criminal Defense Firm If You Were Charged With Possession Of Cocaine in Raritan Township, Readington, Clinton Township, Tewksbury Or Elsewhere In Hunterdon County
The most common felony drug charge in Hunterdon County is unquestionably cocaine possession. Whether the result of a routine traffic stop, an extensive police investigation or any other scenario, this controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) exposes you to the possibility of years in prison. Representation by a savvy criminal defense lawyer can make all the difference when someone is charged possession of cocaine and the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall welcomes the opportunity to represent you. We are one of the state’s largest criminal firms, employ several former prosecutors and a team of accomplished defense attorneys that have over 200 years of combined experience. To discuss your case in a free initial consultation, contact our Flemington Office at 908-824-0855.
The lawyers at our firm defend cocaine possession charges in Hunterdon County and clients arrested in Flemington, Clinton Township, Raritan Township, Readington, Lebanon, Tewksbury, Union Township, Holland, Alexandria and elsewhere in the area.
How Does The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Prove A Cocaine Possession Charge?
A criminal charge for possession of cocaine arises out of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1). This law makes it a third degree crime to knowingly or purposely obtain or possess cocaine. Possession can occur either actually or constructively under this statute. Actual possession means that the drug was directly in your control such as in your pocket, wallet, cigarette box or purse. Constructively possession refers to those instances where the CDS isn’t in your direct control but you are aware of its presence and have both the ability and intent to exercise control over it in the future. Examples of constructive possession include cocaine hidden in your apartment or car; you know where the cocaine is located and intend to possess it at some point in the future. If the prosecutor can prove that the substance was cocaine, you possessed it, and your conduct was knowing, then you can be convicted of possession under 2C:35-10a(1).
What Penalties Will I Face At Sentencing For Possession Of Cocaine At The Hunterdon County Superior Court in Flemington New Jersey?
The penalties that may be imposed at the time of sentencing at the county courthouse in Flemington are extreme. You may be incarcerated for up to 5 years, fined up to $35,000, placed on probation/parole, drug tested and subjected to other consequences. You will also have a felony record and face a driver’s license suspension of 6 months to 2 years.
How Can I Avoid A Conviction For Possessing Cocaine?
There are many ways that the highly skilled attorneys at our firm can explore to avert a negative outcome. They will dissect the case from the initial encounter with the police so that any evidence secured as the result of an unreasonable search or seizure is barred. If your Miranda Rights were subverted then we will challenge the charge on that basis as well. We can also explore diversion programs such as Pretrial Intervention and Drug Court.
Cocaine Offense Defense Attorney in Flemington
With you were just arrested or already indicted, we have lawyers with the tools to mount a potent defense. Do not make the mistake of being sold on rhetoric — take a close look at the experience actually possessed by the attorneys you are considering. You would truly be shocked as to how little matches but when you do an in depth analysis of what an attorney really brings to the table. Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team includes veteran litigators whose experience is so extensive that they have earned the distinction of certified criminal trial attorneys. For a comprehensive review of your offense from an accomplished attorney, call us at 908-824-0855.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represent clients charged with cocaine possession in Lambertville, East Amwell, Raritan, Clinton, Readington, Tewksbury, Bethlehem, Flemington, Lebanon, Union Township, Holland, Alexandria and elsewhere in the area.