Are You Facing a Warrant for a Drug Crime in New Jersey? Defense Attorney Scott Gorman Can Help.
If there is a warrant out for your arrest, you need to be very careful about everything that you do. You are facing a precarious situation, and mistakes could lead to drastic consequences. To protect yourself, you need to speak with a defense attorney right away, and you need to make smart decisions about your every move.
Defense attorney Scott Gorman provides strategic and aggressive legal representation for clients facing arrest warrants for drug crimes in New Jersey. Mr. Gorman has extensive experience representing clients accused of all types of drug-related offenses, and he regularly advises clients who are facing arrest warrants. Mr. Gorman can help you understand what you need to do to keep yourself safe; and, if necessary, he can fight to protect your freedom in court.
Five Types of Warrants in New Jersey Drug Crime Cases
1. Warrant Upon Indictment
If you are being charged with a felony-level offense (which is referred to as an “indictable offense” in New Jersey), once you are indicted, the court will issue a warrant for your arrest.
2. Warrant Upon Criminal Complaint
A criminal complaint is what prosecutors use to seek a warrant when they believe that they have probable cause to pursue charges for drug crimes and a formal indictment is not required. But, for practical purposes, a warrant based upon a criminal complaint is very similar to a warrant based upon an indictment, and both require a strategic and measured response.
3. Bench Warrant
If you are supposed to attend a court hearing related to drug charges and you fail to appear, the judge can issue a warrant for your arrest immediately. This is referred to as a “bench warrant,” and it can lead to additional charges on top of your drug charges.
4. Warrant for Violation of Probation
If you violate the terms of your probation following a drug crime conviction, this can result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.
5. Warrant for Violation of Parole
Similarly, if you are out on parole and you violate the terms of your release, this can lead to a warrant being issued as well.
What if the Police Searched or Arrested Me Without a Warrant?
Many of our clients come to us after being arrested without a warrant. During their arrest, they typically had their person, vehicle or home searched without a warrant as well. While there are circumstances under which a warrant is not required, these circumstances are limited, and if you were searched or arrested unlawfully we can use this to protect you.
Contact Essex County Defense Attorney Scott Gorman to Learn More
To speak with defense attorney Scott Gorman about your arrest warrant in New Jersey, call us at 201-489-9199 or click here to request a free consultation online. Once you contact us, we will arrange for you to speak with Mr. Gorman in confidence as soon as possible.