Union County drug possession lawyer Scott Gorman will use his experience, dedication, and diligence to reduce or eliminate the penalties you are facing if you are alleged to have possessed a controlled dangerous substance.
A drug crime conviction carries many serious penalties that can include incarceration, probation, fines, and mandatory surcharges. Union County drug possession lawyer Scott Gorman has helped obtain positive outcomes for hundreds of people who were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and related crimes and he will work tirelessly on your behalf to do the same for you.
The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and Article I, paragraph of the Constitution of New Jersey protect people from unreasonable searches and seizures. If your guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures was violated, the evidence obtained as a result of the unlawful search or seizure may be suppressed. This means that at trial, the State would be unable to use the evidence that was suppressed. In many instances, suppression of evidence results in an acquittal, because without the evidence, the State is unable to prove its case. Scott knows that a meticulous review of your case is critical to determine your most effective defenses.
The State frequently tries to prove that a defendant possessed drugs even though the defendant did not have physical control of the drugs at issue. Possession of drugs is sometimes proven by a showing that the person constructively possessed drugs. Constructive possession means that the defendant was aware of the presence of the drugs with both the intent and the ability to exercise physical control or dominion over the drugs at some time. If the State attempts to prove that a 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 be able to mount a defense to prevent the State from establishing that the defendant was knowledgeable of the possession of a drug. For example, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has held that even if a defendant knows possesses some form of contraband, if the defendant was unaware that he possessed drugs, the defendant cannot properly be convicted of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Scott Gorman will carefully review the evidence of 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 on your behalf.
If you or someone you love is charged with possessing drugs in Union County, call Scott Gorman today to discuss your case with Scott. He will advise you as to the consequences that could result from a conviction and the possible defenses that you may be able to assert. Let drug possession lawyer 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 result from a drug conviction.