Cocaine Distribution Lawyers in Paramus NJ
Distributing cocaine or possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute can be either a first, second or third degree felony in New Jersey. The two major factors which dictate what degree a defendant caught distributing or possessing with intent cocaine will be charged with are: the quantity of cocaine in question and the location of the stop (i.e. school zone or public park). If caught distributing less than 1/2 ounce of cocaine, the defendant will be charged with third degree felony, if caught distributing more than 1/2 ounce but less than 5 ounces, the defendant will be charged with a second degree felony and if caught distributing more than 5 ounces of cocaine, the defendant will be charged with a first degree felony. For more information on the offense of distributing cocaine in Paramus, New Jersey please click the link. Additional, for more information on the other key factor when defending a possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute charge, location, please check out our distributing in a school zone or public park pages by clicking the links. The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliverhas been defending individual’s charged with distributing cocaine in Paramus, NJ for over fifteen years. We have over 100 years of cumulative experience on staff, including over twenty-five years of prior prosecuting experience. If you would like to set up a consultation with any one of our eight Paramus New Jersey criminal defense attorneys, please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices directly at 1-800-682-4037. Now here is an example of a defendant being arrested for suspected distribution of cocaine in Paramus.
Defendant’s Charged with Distributing Cocaine & Molly in Paramus NJ
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s office has announced that their detectives and the Paramus police department teamed up to arrest two Paterson natives for allegedly distributing cocaine and molly in Bergen County. It appears that the Bergen County detectives were tipped off from a confidential informant that the Defendant’s were allegedly distributing cocaine and molly throughout not only Bergen County but Passaic County as well. From the initial reports, it seems like the defendant’s vehicle was pulled over after the officers observed them allegedly committing certain “activities” that they believe are consistent with drug distribution.
It is unclear what happened next and under what basis the vehicle was searched, but the police discovered 14 ounces of Molly and 2 1/2 ounces of Cocaine. Two of the four passengers were arrested and charged with possession of both molly and cocaine with the intent to distribute. One is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail on a $75,000 bail and the other is being held on a $50,000 bail. If you or someone you know has been charged with distributing cocaine in Paramus New Jersey, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. If you would like a free initial consultation, please contact any one of our Bergen County offices at 1-800-682-4037.