NJ IMITATION DRUGS
Arrested for Possession of Fake or Counterfeit Controlled Dangerous Substance (“CDS”)? Get Help from Spodek Law Group
Have you been caught trying to get, distribute, or possess fake or simulated drugs in New Jersey? Know that it’s not a minor offense. As it proves that you intended to purchase or sell a scheduled drug, you can still be prosecuted.
In New Jersey, it is illegal to possess or distribute imitation narcotics, and if arrested and charged with this crime, you’ll require an attorney who takes the situation seriously.
At Spodek Law Group, our team of attorneys has over 100 years of experience defending clients throughout NJ. Our former prosecutors have a wealth of experience taking on cases just like yours. Contact us 24/7 at 212-300-5196 to speak to an attorney today!
Understanding New Jersey’s Penalties for Possession or Distribution of Imitation Drugs
New Jersey has implemented legislation that prohibits individuals from possessing or distributing any substance purported as an illegal drug. Specifically, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-11 makes it illegal to distribute or possess a material that isn’t a controlled dangerous substance (CDS). It doesn’t matter whether the accused genuinely believed that the substance was CDS; if they intended for it to look like one, prosecution could ensue.
The statute further explains aspects that signify criminal conduct under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-11:
Selling packages resembling those used in illegal drug distribution.
The actual or attempted distribution of fake drugs accompanied by money demands.
Possessing or distributing substances looking like known forms of CDS.
Individuals found guilty of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:35-11 are committing felonies punishable by up to five years behind bars with fines reaching up to $200,000 instead of $35,000 typical in third-degree drug-related offenses. Additionally, as with any CDS conviction, the offenders will face compulsory six-month to two-year drivers license suspension following an unsuccessful appeal.
Why You Need Experienced Attorneys for Possession of Fake or Simulated Narcotics Charges
If law enforcement arrests you for possessing fake or simulated narcotics in NJ, you’ll need an experienced attorney’s assistance to navigate the legal process. That is where Spodek Law Group comes in handy.
Our attorneys work tirelessly with our clients situated at any one of our five offices located across New Jersey:
Middlesex County Office – 75 Paterson Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Union County Office – 123 North Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ
Morris County Offices – 55 Madison Avenue, Morristown & 2001 Route 46, Parsippany, NJ
Ocean County Office – 29 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ
Hudson County Office – 580 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
Please don’t hesitate to schedule a first-time consultation at any of these offices. Our experienced lawyers will evaluate your case facts and guide you on how to proceed.
Call us today at 212-300-5196 to speak directly with a lawyer on the phone or schedule a complimentary initial consultation with a Spodek Law Group attorney. Don’t gamble with your freedom; we are here and ready to help!
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