A conviction for possession of a controlled dangerous can have long-lasting consequences. You need a skilled Morris County drug attorney on your side.
Attorney Scott Gorman will use his experience, dedication, and knowledge to minimize or eliminate those penalties altogether. Scott has helped hundreds of people who had faced charges of drug possession and related offenses in New Jersey obtain positive outcomes.
Hire a Lawyer Who Understands NJ Drug Laws
Both the New Jersey and federal constitutions guarantee protection from unreasonable searches and seizures. If the police violated your constitutional right to be free from 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 will not be able to use that evidence at trial. In many instances, suppression of evidence will result in an acquittal, because without the suppressed evidence, the State will be unable to prove a defendant’s guilt. Scott knows it is essential to carefully review your case to determine which defenses would be the most effective to pursue for your benefit.
There are cases where the State may be unable to prove that the defendant possessed the drugs at issue. Frequently, even if the defendant did not have physical control over the drugs at issue, the State will nevertheless seek to prove that the defendant possessed the drugs at issue. A defendant who is found to have had constructive possession of drugs can also be found guilty of possession of drugs. Constructive possession exists when 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 the defendant constructively possessed drugs, a skilled drug possession lawyer may be able to raise reasonable doubt as to whether the defendant was able to exercise control over the drugs.
In other situations, a lawyer may successfully argue that the defendant was unaware that he possessed drugs. For example, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has held that even if a defendant is aware that he possesses contraband, if the defendant did not know that he possessed drugs, the State cannot establish that the defendant violated the statute prohibiting the possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Scott Gorman will thoroughly review the evidence that is pertinent to your case and he will use his training and experience to calculate the weaknesses of the State’s case and develop an effective defense strategy for you.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Drug Lawyer
If you or someone you love is charged with a drug crime in Morris County, call Scott Gorman today to schedule an initial consultation. Scott will discuss your case, including the potential defenses that may be raised and the consequences that could result from a conviction. Let Scott Gorman begin the process of aggressively defending you immediately to give yourself the best chance at avoiding the substantial and long-lasting consequences that can flow from a drug conviction.