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Rahway Drug Distribution Lawyer

Arrested for Selling CDS in Rahway New Jersey

A criminal charge for drug distribution can have significant consequences so it is important that you consult a skilled lawyer if you are facing this offense in Rahway or another municipality in Union County. The New Jersey drug laws impose harsh penalties for those found guilty of manufacturing, selling or possession with intent to distribute CDS. Attorneys with considerable experience and knowledge in the defense of Rahway drug distribution charges are going to provide you with the best chance of escaping the consequences of a conviction. Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we employ a team of eight defense lawyers and former prosecutors who have been defending CDS distribution cases at the Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth for over 100 years combined. Whether you have been accused of selling heroin, cocaine, marijuana, MDMA, prescription legend drugs or another form of CDS, we have an attorney that can thoroughly protect you. Contact our office now for a free consultation.

CDS Distribution Offense in Rahway New Jersey

Almost every CDS distribution offense filed in Rahway alleges a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. This law criminalizes manufacturing, distributing or dispensing a controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) without a license to do so. Almost any drug falls within this regulation including cocaine, marijuana, MDMA, methamphetamine, LSD and heroin. A separate statute is contained at N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5 and is directed at distribution of prescription legend drugs.

In accordance with 2C:35-5, it is illegal to knowingly manufacture, sell or possess CDS with the intent to distribute. The nature and extent of the penalties for distributing/selling drugs depend on the quantity and type of CDS being sold. In addition, a separate and additional offense arises for distribution in a school zone or selling drugs in a park park. The headings below outline the important aspects of 2C:35-5 if you are facing a charge for distribution of CDS in Rahway New Jersey:

In addition to the penalties previously set forth, a conviction for selling drugs in Rahway will result in a mandatory suspension of your driver’s license of 6-24 months.

Rahway CDS Distribution Defense Attorney

The penalties that apply if you are convicted of CDS distribution at the county courthouse are obviously very serious. This is a primary reason why you need to hire the best defense attorney you can find. The lawyers at the Marshall Firm have the pedigree that you need with over a century practicing in the trenches in Union County, including defending those charged in the City of Rahway. To secure a free case review from a lawyer with years of experience, call our office at 908-272-1700. Attorneys are ready to provide the time and consideration you need.