Hunterdon County Drug Charges Lawyers
Hunterdon County Drug Charges: Fighting to Save Your Life
Drug charges in Hunterdon County, New Jersey can be life-altering. The state’s drug laws are stringent, and the most arrests happen due to possession of a controlled dangerous substance or CDS. Any conviction is likely to have repercussions that can dramatically affect your life.
If you face these penalties, collateral damage, and other negative results from drug charges, it is crucial to work with an expert criminal law attorney. An attorney specializing in defending against CDS charges will minimize the damage, garner acquittal chances or diversions for those accused.
Spodek Law Group defends cocaine, heroin, prescription medication like Xanax and Oxycontin/Oxycodone/Valium/Suboxone/Fentanyl among others; MDMA (a.k.a. Molly or Ecstasy), LSD marijuana, ecstasy and all other drug charges throughout Hunterdon County NJ.
All Charges Need Defense
A CDS offense is invariably charged as a felony offense in New Jersey unless it involves a minor quantity of marijuana/hashish or prescription legend drugs. ¬You are therefore more likely than not going to be facing crime of first degree; 2nd degree; third degree; fourth-degree at the Hunterdon County Superior Court located in Flemington. However Spodek Law group team has an excellent track record defending every single one of these cases:
1. Possession of Cocaine
2. Distribution of Heroin
3. Distribution of Marijuana
4. Possession¬of Marijuana
5. LSD possession/distribution
6. MDMA¬possession/distribution (Molly/Ecstasy)
7.Prescription Drugs like Xanax/ Oxycodone/Oxycontin/Valium/Suboxone/Fentanyl etc.
8.Methamphetamine/Distribution in a public park/Housing project/School zone operation/Racketeering
9.Distribution of CDS while operating a production facility
10.Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network
Penalties depend on the degree of the charge. Conviction for 1st-degree carries with it up to 20 years in prison, while the 2nd-degree conviction could put you behind bars for up to ten years. Third-degree penalties include sentencing for up to five years; fourth-degree convictions carry a punishment lasting 18 months and result in up to $10,000 fines. Disposition for disorderly persons’ CDS infractions is at municipal courts in Clinton, Readington or another local municipality, where one may get sentenced up to six months in county jail for possession or use of CDS.
Hunterdon County Drug Charges: Why You Need an Attorney
However, you do not have to face these charges alone. A savvy Hunterdon County drug crimes attorney knows numerous ways that can help flatten your case with strategic defenses even if police arrest you with either small or large amounts of drugs.
Below are some possible defense strategies:
Improper Motor Vehicle Stop – if police lack probable cause committed by a defendant based on their observations then they didn’t have reasonable suspicion.
Basis For Warrantless Search Was Lacking- Law enforcement agents cannot conduct searches without search warrants except under certain rare circumstances. If they do so and prosecutors want to use evidence collected during such an unlawful search against you-punishment may not come your way (unless there was no other way they could secure you).
Defective Search Warrant – Useless warrants-meaning those based on untrue facts-can harm prosecutors’ cases’ credibility badly since judges only issue them when they believe law enforcement has provided factual justification that meets legal standards after review.
Violation Of Miranda Rights – Police should remind suspects-including you-of “Miranda” rights – if moving beyond detention-and ask if the defendant wants to speak with a lawyer. Failure to do this, or proceedings conducted in bad faith and an incriminating statement from you may not be used.
Unreliable Confidential Informant (CI) – Many drug busts – particularly ones that involve distribution or intent-– use confidential sources to give information. These CIs are usually working off their own criminal sentences reduced in exchange for betraying other criminals, though they must provide trustworthy info handed over by grand juries. Hence data from unreliable ones can nullify related police actions.
No Possession – To find someone guilty, the prosecutor must prove that the person had actual physical control of the drugs or had constructive possession-meaning possessing an object or substance even without physical detainment.
Hunterdon County Drug Charges: Spodek Law Group is Here to Help
We want to help you in your time of need when faced with these charges as it is crucial to work with a knowledgeable and experienced law group like Spodek Law Group who have years of experience defending Hunterdon County residents against drug charges successfully. Contact Spodek Law Group today if you face such penalties!
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