Drug Offense in Union County
The largest volume of criminal charges in Union County involve some form of drug offense. While the biggest block of these cases involve marijuana, there are certainly hundreds, if not thousands, of matters involving more serious forms of controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”), for example, cocaine and heroin. The most important thing you probably want to know if you are facing any form of drug charge is that it plainly is in your best interest to consult an experienced drug lawyer like those at our firm as soon as possible as there is a good chance that we can help you escape a conviction and/or the penalties associated with the drug offense charged. The history of success shared by the eight (8) criminal lawyers on our defense team spans more than 100 years collectively and even includes years serving as prosecutors. Whether your charge involves allegations of possession or distribution, an attorney at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall knows what it takes to effectively navigate the court system and get results. A lawyer is available now to assist you at 908-272-1700.
CDS Possession & Distribution Defense Lawyers
With the exception of paraphernalia charges, drug offenses come in the form of either simple possession or possession with intent to distribute. All cases involving allegations of distributing or selling drugs are felony crimes of the first, second, third or fourth degree. Possessing CDS, other than 50 grams or less of marijuana, also carries felony charges under New Jersey Law. The criminal attorneys at our firm represent individuals charged with any drug violation at the Elizabeth NJ Superior Court, as well as those pending in all Municipal Courts in Union County. We defend drug cases involving:
- Possession of Marijuana
- Distribute of Marijuana
- MDNA, also referred to as Ecstasy or Molly
- Prescription Drugs like Hydrocodone, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Xanax & Suboxone
- Synthetic Cannabinoids
- Distribution In A School Zone
- Possession with Intent to Distribute in a Public Park
- Maintaining A Drug Production Facility
- Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network
The severity of the penalties imposed for possessing or distributing these drugs hinge on the type, quantity (i.e. weight in grams, ounces, dosage units, etc.) and location of the violation. Irrespective of where your charges falls in terms of this range of grading, Jason Seidman or another former prosecutor will undertake whatever efforts are necessary to provide every opportunity for you to escape a conviction. This may come from an attack of the offense squarely, using the finesse that comes with decades of experience, or by making sure that you are admitted into diversion programs like Pretrial Intervention, Conditional Discharge or Drug Court.
Elizabeth NJ CDS Offense Attorney
Drug charges span a broad spectrum and potential punishment, with first degree indictable crimes being the most severe and disorderly persons offenses the least. Second degree, third degree and fourth degree crimes fall in between and carry the possibility of state prison ranging from ten (10) years to eighteen (18) months. The lawyers on our defense team have the know how and trench tested skills to handle any of these grades of offense, including many years appearing at the Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth and in every municipal court in the county. To learn how an attorney at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can assist you, contact our Union Township Office at (908) 272-1700. Initial consultations with our criminal attorneys are free.