You will be charged with a fourth-degree indictable offense if you are found with more than 50 grams of marijuana. Penalties for a marijuana possession over 50 grams include facing 18 months in prison, a fine of up to $15,000, the loss of your driver’s license, and a rehabilitation program- that you must pay for.
Simple possession of any other controlled substance will result in even harsher penalties. Substances which are considered controlled and result in a third-degree charge include:
- Crack or cocaine
- Prescription drugs without a prescription
New Jersey prosecutors will seek a longer sentence if you are found in possession of controlled substances near schools, parks, or a public building, and mandatory incarceration is possible. Our drug attorneys in New Jersey will analyze the facts of your case and determine if your Constitutional rights were violated when police searched your home, person, or car. Our attorneys have successfully defended countless clients facing drug charges by attacking mistakes in the protocol used by police in gathering evidence. Contact a drug attorney online or by telephone today if you have are facing controlled substance charges in New Jersey.Benefit of A New Jersey Drug Lawyer
Law enforcement is extremely tough on those accused of selling drugs. You may be charged with a second or even first-degree offense if you are charged with selling marijuana or other illegal substances. The charge will depend on the type or quantity of the drugs you are found with. Charges are enhanced if weapons, gang activity, or a network is suspected. Prosecutors seek harsh sentences against those charged with trafficking controlled substances. If you are facing a jury, you will need an aggressive, experienced trial lawyer to defend your case. John will file motions (including motions to suppress evidence), will analyze lab results, question witnesses, hire investigators, and passionately fight to protect your rights, freedom, and reputation. If you are accused of selling or dealing drugs, your freedom is at stake. Contact our office to speak to a New Jersey drug lawyer immediately.