NJ CONSPIRACY TO POSSESS A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE (“CDS”)
Experienced Drug Possession Conspiracy Defense Attorneys in New Jersey
Are you facing drug possession conspiracy charges? Todd Spodek Law Group is the go-to team of accomplished attorneys who have extensive experience providing defense for individuals accused of drug possession conspiracy in New Jersey. Our legal team offers personalized representation to each client based on over 200 years of combined legal service by our attorneys.
Our knowledgeable staff comprises former county prosecutors and criminal trial lawyers who have held significant positions such as Director of the Drug Task Force, Major Crimes Bureau, Juvenile Unit, Special Operations (i.e., economic crimes), and even an entire Trial Division. Therefore, when it comes to drug possession conspiracy charges, our lawyers have the experience required to guide you through the complex legal process and defend your rights with vigor.
Elements of a Conspiracy Charge in NJ
To successfully prosecute clients charged with drug possession conspiracy under NJ law, the prosecution must prove four components beyond reasonable doubt:
An object or purpose to possess CDS
An agreement between two or more parties
The agreement was to acquire or assist in obtaining illegal drugs
An overt act or substantial step towards committing the offense.
Meeting these requirements implies that the accused are guilty of conspiracy to possess drugs, leading to serious criminal charges against them.
Penalties for Possession and Conspiracy to Possess CDS
Under New Jersey law (NJS.A. 2C:35-10), conspiring to obtain or possess Schedule I-IV controlled dangerous substances (CDS) like cocaine, heroin, hydromorphone, methamphetamine, LSD, MDMA (commonly known as Molly/Ecstasy), GHB, bath salts, mushrooms/pentobarbital/mescaline/methaqualone/dexamphetamine LSD/PCP/anabolic steroids/fentanyl/xanax/valium/methadone/ativan) lead to a third-degree crime with up to five years imprisonment. However, if the conspiracy’s goal was to possess more than 50 grams of marijuana or hashish or a Schedule V drug, then it is considered a fourth-degree crime, attracting up to 18 months in prison.
Conspiracy Automatic Mandatory Penalties
Notably, mandatory penalties for conspiracy cases are not automatic like in possession of controlled dangerous substance. According to the NJ Comprehensive Drug Reform Act, defendants facing conspiracy charges will not face mandatory penalties such as DEDR (Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction) penalties and a six-twenty four-month suspension of their driver’s license when convicted.
Drug Possession Defense Lawyers in New Jersey
Our defense attorneys at Todd Spodek Law Group have relentlessly represented clients accused of drug possession conspiracies across various counties in New Jersey. Our lawyers are passionate about our clients’ cases and their particular circumstances. We seek to understand their life experiences and perspective to build a robust defense capable of securing their rights and freedoms.
If you were arrested for drug possession conspiracy charges anywhere among Monmouth, Union, Passaic, Hudson, Somerset, Ocean, Hunterdon, Middlesex Somerset Morris Camden Atlantic Burlington Gloucester Essex county areas within New Jersey area contact us immediately. Our legal team is available 24/7 on 212-300-5196 for a free consultation about your case. We have the qualifications needed to help receive favorable outcomes despite even the most challenging odds.
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