NJ Drug Crimes Lawyers
Defend Yourself Against Drug Charges in New Jersey
As a resident of New Jersey, facing drug charges can be overwhelming and embarrassing. It does not only put you in jail or prison but also destroys your reputation. However, as long as you have a legal representative to fight on your behalf, there’s still hope for freedom. The decision you make regarding the attorney representing you profoundly affects the outcome of your drug charges case.
What Our Attorneys Can Do For You
Our law firm has been serving the people of New Jersey with regard to their drug-related cases. We intervene on our clients’ behalf to ensure that justice is served. We always advise that our intervention should occur immediately once an arrest happens to provide ample time for building defense. Below are some of the things our attorneys can do for you:
Negotiate Your Release
Once we start working on your case, one of our top priorities will be to negotiate at the lowest possible bail amount right away or even apply for release on your own recognizance.
Conduct In-house Investigation
We analyze all charges against you and scrutinize any evidence presented by prosecutors while arguing disputable evidence to be ejected out.
Identifying Holes in Prosecution’s Case
With former prosecutors on board, we have the knowledge required to recognize weak cases brought by prosecution.
Weigh All Options
As part of welfare service, we evaluate all options available, including treatment programs, supervision and conditional discharge depending on clients’ situation.
Negotiate for Charge Reduction or Dismissal
Our number one goal as attorneys is charge reduction or dismissal through plea agreements with prosecutors trying our for clients benefit.
Mounting Strong Defense Cases
If going forward is necessary based on a client’s accord, and conviction is unavoidable, then we leverage decades of trial experience towards mounting a strong case in front of the jury trial if necessary exploring every possible angle.
Request Alternative Judgment Rather than Incarceration
Finally, if we feel that an alternative to incarceration is possible according to the case consideration, we help you in getting another option with a minimum sentence back up by our legal reasoning and sound knowledge.
Common Types of Drug Crimes Our Firm Handles
Our attorneys possess hands-on experience in fighting common types of drug crimes such as:
Use or Being Under the Influence of Drugs (DUI)
Federal Drug Crimes
Imitation Drug Offenses
Prescription Drug Offenses.
Common Defenses Against Drug Crime Charges
Most drug crime case is often thrown out due to discovering weak links within a prosecutor’s case against a defendant. Below are some questions we look into while preparing your defense tactics:
1. Were you subject to an illegal search and seizure process conducted without a warrant?
2. Did Police officers have probable cause for conducting search or traffic stop?
3. Did officers read Miranda upon your arrest or whenever you did not feel like leaving?
4. Were the drugs availed really in your possession? What counts as possession evidence strongly depends on the unique circumstances of each case.
5. Are there any procedural errors or incorrect gathering of evidence by a prosecutor?
6. Are there any potential flaws present in a witness lineup within which identification can be misleadingly done?
7. For test results presented before the court as evidence, can we question their validity based on lab equipment and methods utilized to obtain those results?
In our capacity as legal representatives, our primary objective towards defending clients against drug crime charges is placing the burden of proof on Prosecution Authorities hence making it difficult for them to win their cases while securing freedom for our clients.
Penalties for Drug Crimes in New Jersey
If convicted of drug charges, penalties may vary depending on circumstances and details surrounding charged offense including;
First-degree conviction imposes ten (10) to twenty (20) years of imprisonment with a fine of $200,000.
Second-degree conviction imposes five (5) to ten (10) years in prison and a fine of $150,000.
Third-degree conviction imposes three (3) to five(5) years in prison and a fine of $15,000.
A fourth-degree conviction carries up to 18th months in prison with a penalty totaling to $10,000
Disorderly persons offense carries a fine totaling to $1,000 while a petty disorderly persons offense attracts fee totaling to $500.
How NJ Classifies Controlled Dangerous Substances
New Jersey’s Criminal Code oversees the regulation of certain drugs classified under Äúcontrolled dangerous substances.Äù These are categorized as drugs or substances that have the potential for abuse, and strict regulations surround their usage. Below is how New Jersey classifies these materials:
Schedule I CDS possess high potential for abuse with no accepted medical use in treatment within the U.S as seen below;
LSD or acid
Schedule II CDS also have high potential for abuse resulting from severe physical dependence or psychological dependence. Their Medical use within the US is possible but restricted; such substances include;
Ritalin & Methamphetamine among others.
Schedule III CDS have moderate potential for abuse leading towards low or moderate physical dependence liability and psychologic dependence relative to Schedule I & II above. They remain legally authorized for medicinal treatments around the US and include legal anabolic steroids like;
Schedule IV CDS consists of higher chances regarding limited physical dependence relative to schedule III controls potentially leading towards limited psychological addiction tied up by legalized medical treatment options like;
Schedule V CDS substances have the lowest potential for abuse, limited physical dependence liability or psychologic addiction relative to Schedule IV with authorized medical treatments as emphasized by a few substances that encompass;
Low doses of Codeine,
Diphenoxylate and Opium
Talk To A NJ Drug Crimes Attorney Free Today
Over the years, our law firm has successfully assisted many clients who faced drug-related criminal charges in New Jersey. Try us today and see our passion towards securing your freedom from the accusations leveled against you. Reach out to us without delay and schedule a consultative session with our attorneys on how we can provide legal help towards solving your circumstances.
NEW JERSEY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS