Union Drug Possession Attorney
The number of controlled dangerous substances (“CDS”) that can result in an arrest for drug possession in Union Township is almost limitless. The consequences of being charged with possession of CDS can be catastrophic, especially when the offense involves allegations of possession with intent to distribute drugs. The fact is nonetheless that even an offense alleging personal possession of CDS/drugs results in exposure to years in state prison. This is why you cannot afford to make the mistake of trying to defend a drug possession charge without representation by a skilled attorney.
A CDS possession lawyer from the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall brings a commitment to developing a defense strategy designed to take full advantage of the evidence and those facts most favorable to you. We will identify and take advantage of weaknesses in the prosecution so the best outcome can be achieved. Our attorneys are available around the clock, seven days a week, so we can be there when you need us. Call us at 908-272-1700 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our drug possession lawyers.
Union Drug Possession Charge
Most drug possession charges in Union arise out of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10 which covers marijuana and most Schedule I, II, III, IV & V CDS, including heroin, cocaine, MDMA, LSD and methamphetamine. A separate statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5, is directed at those who possess a prescription legend drug. Schedule I CDS are those with a high potential for abuse and for which there are no proven medical uses. They are illegal possess in any quantity and include drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. Schedule II drugs also pose a high risk of abuse, but there are medical uses when prescribed and monitored by a physician. Examples of Schedule II drugs include OxyContin, fentanyl and Dexedrine.
Penalties for possession of cds hinge on the type of drug and amount possessed. Nonetheless, a violation is almost always indictable and must be dealt with at the Union County Superior Court. Schedule I through IV controlled dangerous substances result in a third degree crime and the following penalties:
- Fines up to $35,000
- Imprisonment for up to five years
- Suspension of your driver’s license for six to 24 months
Marijuana, which is a Schedule I substance, is treated differently than are other drugs. Possession of more than 50 grams is a fourth degree crime punishable by up to 18 incarceration and fines up to $25,000. If you are charged with possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, your case will be heard in Union Municipal Court. Penalties for this disorderly person offense include up to six months in jail and fines up to $1,000.
Union CDS Possession Defense Lawyer
The criminal attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are mindful of how a drug possession charge can affect your life. Every CDS defense lawyer at our firm has a proven record of success defending those charged in Union Township with staunch advocacy and exceptional knowledge of the law. Contact an attorney on our defense team today to find out more about how we can help by calling 908-272-1700 for a free initial consultation.
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