Drug Offense Defense Lawyer
Being arrested on a drug charge can be an unnerving experience. While you may feel intimidated and frightened about your drug possession or drug distribution offense, an attorney from our firm experienced in defending Monmouth County drug offenses is only a phone call away to address your concerns. Our team of lawyers possesses in excess of forty years of experience defending cases in Monmouth County and includes a former prosecutor in the county. Our attorneys are available 24/7 and are more than happy to assist you.
Possession of CDS
New Jersey law prohibits an individual from possessing controlled dangerous substances, commonly referred to as CDS. The term CDS includes substances like hash, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs, LSD and crack. A possession charge involving less than 50 grams of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense handled in Municipal Court but all other possession cases are generally Third Degree indictable offenses which are decided at the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold. Our lawyers have years of experience defending possession charges at all levels in Monmouth County and will use this knowledge to insure that you receive the maximum protection possible.
Possession with Intent to Distribute
Drug distribution charges can be extremely serious, particularly where they involve the presumption of incarceration of a First Degree or Second Degree indictment. In these cases, experience in dealing in Monmouth County is especially important. Our attorneys make sure that the impact of a drug distribution charge is minimized including, but not limited to, trying to address the case with the prosecutor before you are even indicted.
Recent Success Story
Our client was arrested for Second Degree Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. He was found in possession of in excess of four pounds of marijuana and it was in a school zone. Our client was looking at jail exposure of five to ten years. We were able to persuade the Monmouth County prosecutor handling the case to dismiss the Second Degree offense and consent to admission into Pretrial Intervention. The client was subsequently admitted into PTI and should avoid a criminal conviction altogether provided he successfully completes one year of probation.
Our experience in defending drug cases in Monmouth County is extensive. You are encouraged to contact a lawyer from our firm at 877-450-8301 and they can address your questions and discuss how we can assist you.