POSSESSION OF DRUGS WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE
Protect Your Rights with Spodek Law Group in Atlantic County when Facing CDS Distribution Charges
If you are facing a drug distribution charge in Atlantic County, having experienced representation on your side is crucial. The attorneys at Spodek Law Group can help. Facing charges for the distribution of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) is a serious crime under N.J.S.A. ¬ß 2C:35-5. The distribution or selling of drugs such as heroin, cocaine, LSD, and marijuana is strictly forbidden under this statute, and distributing prescription drugs is also illegal under N.J.S.A. ¬ß 2C:35-10.5.
In cases of CDS distribution, it is vital to have the right attorney represent you because the penalties upon conviction can be severe. Depending on how much of the drug was distributed or sold, defendants may face first-degree, second-degree or third-degree charges. If distributing drugs happens within 500 feet of locations like public parks or school zones, then penalties become even harsher.
For people charged with CDS distribution crimes in New Jersey, there are several penalties that they could receive if convicted. An offender who distributes less than one-half an ounce will receive a third-degree offense charge; distributing between half an ounce and five ounces results in a second-degree offense charge while anything more will result in a first-degree offense charge.
Not only do these offenses carry fines up to $200k but jail time stretching over a decade so choosing the right lawyer to defend you is crucial! At Spodek Law Group led by renowned attorney Todd Spodek who has extensive knowledge of this type of law and experience necessary to aggressively defend your case successfully!
Table: Penalties for CDS Distribution Charges in South New Jersey
Type of Offense
Fourth-Degree Offense with less than one ounce of marijuana
Up to $10k fine
Up to 18 months in jail
Third Degree with a substance that is less than one-half ounce
Up to $15k fine
Up to 5 years in jail
Second Degree with at least half an ounce but less than 5 ounces of a substance
$150k per offense
Forfeiture of assets or Property
Up to ten years imprisonment
First Degree with 5 ounces or more of a CDS
Up to $200k fine
Reimbursement for expenses related to investigating distribution ring
Forfeiture of assets or property
Up to twenty years imprisonment
Contact Experienced Atlantic County Criminal Defense Attorneys Today at Spodek Law Group
Facing charges for drug distribution in Atlantic County is serious, and having experienced representation from attorneys who understand the ins-and-outs of the law is vital. If you work with the Spodek Law Group, you will receive expert counsel from trusted attorneys whom clients have depended on for years.
Attorney Todd Spodek possesses vast experience regarding advocating for clients facing criminal charges, including handling cases of drug distribution. His expertise and knowledge match his passion and willingness towards protecting his client’s rights.
If you choose Spodek Law Group attorney team as your legal reps, you can be assured they will invest every resource available towards ensuring that this challenging time does not become unbearable. Accused persons are often subjected to intense scrutiny while their reputation takes hits now and then; we will fight tirelessly until our clients get their lives back.
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