Passaic County drug possession attorney Scott Gorman will use his dedication, experience, and skill to minimize or eliminate all together, the penalties you may be facing if you are charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
A drug possession conviction carries many serious penalties that can include incarceration, probation, fines, and mandatory surcharges. Scott is a Passaic County drug possession attorney who has helped hundreds of people who were charged with drug related crimes in New Jersey to obtain favorable outcomes. He will work vigorously on your behalf to defend you.
Scott Gorman will carefully review your case to determine which defenses would be the most effective to pursue. For example, both the federal and New Jersey constitutions protect citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures. If the police obtained evidence as a result of an unlawful search or seizure, the evidence would likely be suppressed, meaning that the State would not be able to use that evidence at trial. In many instances, suppression of evidence will result in an acquittal, because without the evidence, the State will be unable to prove a defendant’s guilt.
In some cases, the State may be unable to prove that the defendant actually possessed drugs. The State often operates on a theory that the defendant possessed drugs even though the defendant did not have physical control over the drugs at issue. Defendants can be found guilty of possession of drugs if they constructively possessed drugs, meaning that the defendants were 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 point. If the State seeks to prove constructive possession of drugs, a skilled attorney 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 be able to prevent the State from establishing that the defendant knew that he possessed drugs. For example, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has held that even if a defendant knows that he is in possession of contraband, if he did not know that he possessed drugs, the defendant cannot properly be convicted of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Drug possession attorney Scott Gorman will carefully review the evidence that the State intends to use to prove the case against you and he will use his training and experience to assess the weaknesses of the State’s case and devise an effective defense strategy.
If you or someone you love is charged with a drug crime in Passaic County, call drug possession attorney Scott Gorman right away to schedule an initial consultation. Scott will discuss your case, the potential defenses that may be raised, and the consequences that could flow from a conviction. Let Scott Gorman begin the process of aggressively defending you to give yourself the best chance at avoiding the substantial and long-lasting consequences that can come from a drug conviction.