Unfortunately, many people are caught in the possession of illicit drugs every single day. Whether you were charged with simple possession of a drug or you were caught with larger quantities of a drug, you can depend on a knowledgeable drug crime lawyer from the Law Offices of Aditya Surti, LLC to fight to disprove your charges. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
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People make mistakes, and often, good people find themselves facing very serious drug charges. If you or a loved one is accused of possessing, manufacturing, or distributing illegal drugs, you need a competent Middlesex County, New Jersey criminal defense lawyer in your corner. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place.
Possession Charges in New Jersey
Laws in New Jersey for possession of drugs have been growing increasingly severe. The penalties for possession of a controlled substance or drugs vary as per the type and amount of drug in possession.
For example, as per N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, possession of narcotics or controlled dangerous substances like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, acid, ecstasy, GBH, and all other illegal narcotics, stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, or depressants may result in 3-5 years of imprisonment, a fine of $1,000 to $25,000, loss of driver’s license, mandatory drug education and rehabilitation programs.
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2, a person charged with possession of drug paraphernalia may face up to six months in prison, a fine of $500 to $1,000, and suspension of their driver’s license for up to two years.
Simple possession of unauthorized prescription drugs may result in a third-degree indictable offense, with maximum penalties of up to five years in prison and substantial fines.
Manufacture, Distribution, and Possession With Intent to Distribute Charges in NJ
New Jersey enforces strict penalties for drug manufacturing, distributing, or possessing with intent to distribute. Depending on the quantity of the substance, an individual can be charged with a first, second, third, or fourth-degree indictable offense. The greater quantity of the drug caught in your possession, the harsher the penalties you face. That said, no matter the amount of a drug you’re caught with, you should strongly consider retaining a knowledgeable drug crime lawyer who can fight for your freedom.
Contact a New Jersey Drug Crime Lawyer for Help Today
Regardless of the drug charge you’re facing, if you need an attorney who can effectively represent you, contact the Law Offices of Aditya Surti, LLC today.