Hudson County Drug Possession Lawyer Scott Gorman will use his experience, knowledge, and skill to minimize or eliminate the serious penalties that result from being convicted of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
This type of conviction carries many significant penalties that can include incarceration, probation, fines, loss of driving privileges, and mandatory surcharges. Scott has helped hundreds of people who were charged with drug possession and related crimes in New Jersey to obtain favorable outcomes.
As a Hudson County Drug Possession Lawyer, Scott will carefully review your case to determine which defenses would be the most effective to pursue. Both the federal and New Jersey constitutions protect citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures. If the police violated your constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, the evidence obtained as a result of the unlawful search or seizure will likely be suppressed. This means that the State would be unable to use that evidence at trial. Many times, a successful motion to suppress will result in an acquittal, because without the suppressed evidence, the State will be unable to prove a defendant’s guilt.
In many cases, the State will seek to prove that a defendant possessed drugs even though the defendant did not have physical control over the drugs at issue. A defendant can be found guilty of possession of drugs if that person is found to have had constructive possession of drugs, meaning that the defendant was aware of the presence of the drugs and had both the intent and the ability to exercise physical control or dominion over the drugs at some time. If the State seeks to prove that a defendant constructively possessed drugs, a skilled Hudson County Drug Possession Lawyer may be able to raise reasonable doubt as to whether the defendant was able to exercise control over the drugs.
There are instances where a Hudson County Drug Possession Lawyer may be able to successfully raise a defense that the defendant was unaware of the possession of a drug. For example, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has held that even if a defendant is aware that he is in possession of contraband, if the defendant is not shown to have known that he possessed drugs, the defendant cannot properly be convicted of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Scott Gorman will meticulously review the evidence in your case and he will use his training and experience to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the State’s case to develop an effective defense strategy.
Call Hudson County Drug Possession Lawyer Scott Gorman right away to schedule an initial consultation if you or someone you love is charged with a drug crime. Scott will discuss your case, the potential defenses that may be raised, and the consequences that could follow from a conviction. Let Hudson County Drug Possession Scott Gorman begin the process of aggressively defending you immediately to give you the best chance at avoiding the substantial and far-reaching consequences that can result a drug conviction.