Heroin Possession Attorneys in Paramus NJ
If you have been arrested and charged with a drug offense in Paramus, New Jersey The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. Our office has been representing clients charged with possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of Molly and possession of cocaine in Paramus for over a decade. The recent heroin epidemic that has spread through Bergen County over the last two years has put all police departments on high alert. Local police officers, prosecutors and Judges are doing everything within their power to prevent the epidemic from spreading. All controlled dangerous substances besides marijuana, whether it be heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, Oxycontin, Roxy’s or molly are considered a felony offense in New Jersey, regardless of the quantity possessed. Marijuana is the only drug offense in the New Jersey criminal code that could be considered a misdemeanor and that only occurs provided the Defendant was caught possessing less than 50 grams.
Paramus NJ Marijuana Possession Lawyers
Possession of marijuana under 50 grams is probably the most frequent criminal charge issued by the Paramus Police Department. If convicted, a Defendant faces up to six (6) months in the Bergen County Jail, a fine of up too $1,000, fess and assessments totaling approximately $800, community service, a criminal record and up too a two year loss of their driving privileges. The governing statute for this offense is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(4). Depending on the Defendant’s prior criminal history, they may be eligible for one of New Jersey’s diversionary programs. That program is known as the conditional discharge program. For more information on this program, please contact our Paramus office at 1-800-682-4037.
Cocaine Possession Attorney in Paramus, New Jersey
Conversely, possession of cocaine, heroin and molly are third degree felony offenses in New Jersey provided the quantity possessed was less than 1/2 ounce. If a Defendant is caught possessing more than a 1/2 ounce but less than 5 ounces they will be charged with a second degree felon offense. If a Defendant is caught possessing anything over 5 ounces it is going to be considered a first degree felony offenses. With all that being said, if a Defendant is caught possessing more than 1/2 ounce they will also be charged with either possession with intent or actual distribution as well. If convicted of a third degree felony drug offenses in New Jersey, a Defendant will be facing anywhere between 3 – 5 years in a State prison, a fine up too $35,000, community service, fees and assessments totaling approximately $1,200, a felony criminal record and up too a two year loss of their driving privileges. Depending on the Defendant’s prior criminal history they may be eligible for one of New Jersey’s diversionary programs known as Pretrial Intervention.
Possession of Molly Lawyer in Paramus NJ
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have been defending clients charged with possessing drugs in Paramus for over a decade. Our team of eight Paramus criminal defense lawyers have the experience and skill set required to successfully fight to protect your rights. If you have been charged with possessing heroin or any other drug for that matter in Paramus and would like to discuss your options with one of our eight criminal defense lawyers then please contact our Paramus office at 1-800-682-4037.