Cocaine Possession Lawyers in Wood-Ridge New Jersey

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1), possession of cocaine is considered a third degree felony in New Jersey provided the quantity is less than 1/2 ounce. If convicted of a third degree felony in Wood-Ridge or elsewhere in New Jersey, you could be sentenced up to five (5) years in a State Prison, fined up too $35,000 and issued up to a two year loss of your driving privileges. In addition to the potential lengthy jail sentence and high fines, the court could impose mandatory drug rehabilitation treatment as well. If you find yourself facing cocaine, marijuana or heroin possession charges in Bergen County, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. Our team of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey cocaine possession lawyers fully understand what a conviction can do to your future. We have over 100 years of cumulative experience on staff, including years of prior prosecuting experience. For more information on the offense of possessing cocaine, please checkout our Hackensack cocaine possession practice series by clicking the link. In addition, if you would like to discuss your options with one of the attorneys on staff, please contact our Hackensack office at 1-800-682-4037. Our initial consultations are always free. Now here is an article about two Cresskill natives who have been arrested and charged with possessing cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia as well in Wood-Ridge last week.

Wood-Ridge Police find Cocaine & Marijuana in Cresskill Residents Vehicle

Cocaine Possession Lawyers in Hackensack NJIt appears that a detective from Wood-Ridge happened to be in the right place at the right time. According to the initial reports, while patrolling the town, a Wood-Ridge detective noticed what turned out to be a drug deal taking place on the side of the road. As he pulled his vehicle around to approach the suspects, one of them walked back inside their home while the others, who were located in a vehicle, attempted to flee the scene. In doing so, the driver, a Cresskill resident, allegedly cut off the detective. Based on the information, the detective decided to conduct a motor vehicle stop. When the detective approached the vehicle, he uncovered the overwhelming smell of marijuana. Based on that, he asked the driver for permission to search the vehicle, a subsequent search was conducted and cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash was located.

The passenger admitted that the marijuana was in fact his and the driver admitted that the cocaine and cash was his. The driver allegedly also admits that a drug deal was in fact going down as the officers arrived. Both Defendant’s were arrested and issued summons for their involvement.

If you or a loved one has been charged with distributing cocaine, possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute or any other criminal matter in Bergen County, we can help. Our team of Bergen County criminal defense attorneys fully understand whats at stake. Please contact our Hackensack Office at 1-800-682-4037 to set up a free consultation.