Hackensack Criminal Defense Lawyer for All Drug-Related Offenses
From simple possession to manufacturing and cultivation, all types of drug-related offenses carry severe penalties under New Jersey law. New Jersey’s drug crime statutes apply to all types of controlled substances – including prescription medications and illegal drugs – and it is not unusual for prosecutors to pursue multiple charges or seek aggregated penalties based upon possession of multiple drugs or involvement in long-term drug manufacturing or distribution operation.
Whether you were arrested for possessing a small amount of marijuana or you are facing decades of imprisonment for manufacturing or distributing illegal drugs, a conviction could have severe consequences in all aspects of your life. While going to prison is clearly a worst-case scenario, simply having a drug crime conviction on your permanent record could make it difficult for you to find housing, get into school (or stay in school), or find a desirable job. Your defense needs to be your top priority, and you need to do everything possible to minimize the consequences of your arrest.
Drug Crimes Under New Jersey Law
Criminal defense lawyer Scott Gorman represents individuals facing charges for all types of drug crimes in New Jersey. With offices in Hackensack and Morristown, he represents defendants in municipal and county courts statewide. Scott’s practice includes fighting for justice on behalf of individuals accused of drug-related offenses including:
- Manufacturing and cultivation of drugs
- Sale, trafficking and distribution of drugs
- Possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia
- Possession with the intent to sell
- Prescription drug crimes
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Violations of New Jersey’s medical marijuana laws
The type(s) and amount(s) of drugs involved in your case will determine the specific charges and penalties that are on the table. Under New Jersey law, drug crimes range from disorderly persons offenses (carrying up to six months of jail time and a $1,000 fine) to first-degree indictable offenses (with maximum prison sentences ranging from 20 years to life). At The Gorman Law Firm, we represent clients accused of crimes involving all types of illegal and prescription drugs, including:
- Opioid medications
Depending upon the circumstances involved in your case, you could potentially have several defenses to your alleged crime(s). Even if you believe that you are guilty (i.e. you were caught in possession of cocaine, heroin or marijuana), this does not necessary mean that a conviction at trial is guaranteed. From admissibility issues to violations of your Constitutional rights, there are several potential ways to challenge the prosecution’s case even when the evidence appears to be stacked against you. With your future on the line, you owe it to yourself to explore all options you have available.
Fight Your Drug Crime Charges in New Jersey
To discuss your defense strategy with attorney Scott Gorman, call our criminal defense law offices at (201) 489-9199 or request a confidential consultation online. When you contact us, we will make arrangements for you to meet with Scott as soon as possible.