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Drug Possession Charges in New Jersey

Parsippany Criminal Defense Lawyer for N.J.S. 2C:35-10 Charges

Whether you realize it or not, drug possession is a serious legal infraction, punishable by heavy fines and up to 18 months in jail. Even a small amount of marijuana could lead to fines of $1,000 and 18 months of jail time. The police and prosecution take drug possession very seriously. You need serious and proven defense counsel if you want to avoid the harshest penalties. A skilled and experienced lawyer from my firm may be able to help you. You need to contact my firm right away to ensure that your rights are fully protected.

Penalties for Drug Possession

Like other drug crimes, the severity of possession charges depend of factors such as the type of drugs, the quantity and where you were accused of being in possession of the drugs. Possession of crack, ecstasy, cocaine, LSD or meth can result in five years in jail and $25,000 in fines for a first conviction. Further convictions can potentially lead to a life sentence.

Any possession conviction may also lead to the loss of your driver's license. With a criminal record and no license, finding a job may be very difficult. You may also be unable to obtain credit or be approved for a place to live. The future may seem bleak, but it is important to remember that you do have rights and you can fight back.

The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C. will vigorously and passionately defend your rights. My firm will not be intimidated by an over-zealous prosecutor. My concern is you and steadfastly fighting for your rights and your future.

Defending Against Possession Charges

When you contact my firm, I will give you my full attention to make sure that I understand the exact details of your case as well as what you are going through. My firm will then begin an immediate investigation to determine the best possible defense strategy. My firm is very well-versed in police and prosecutorial procedures and if they have violated your rights I will find out. I may be able to have your case dismissed if you have been victim of rights violations.

In other circumstances, I can tactfully negotiate with prosecutors seeking a reduced charge or other favorable option, including alternative sentencing. It may be possible to have the charges dismissed and your record cleared if you offer to enter a rehabilitation program. I will work with you to figure out your best legal options.

My firm will tirelessly pursue the most advantageous result in your case. Contact us today to learn more about the charges and your available defenses.

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