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Middlesex Borough Drug Possession Attorney
Charged With Possession of Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, LSD, Ecstasy, Xanax or Another Form Of CDS in Middlesex New Jersey
The Former Director of the Middlesex County Drug Task Force Is Ready To Defend You
More people die each year from drug overdoses than from guns or highway crashes. The New York Times reports the leading cause of death for people 50 years of age and younger is now drug overdoses. Increased efforts by police in Middlesex Borough to deal with the problem have resulted in increased arrests and prosecutions for possession of heroin,, cocaine, LSD, MDMA (e.g. Molly & Ecstasy), marijuana and prescription drugs like Xanax, Oxycodone and Hydrocodone. If you have been charged with possession of any form of controlled dangerous substance in Middlesex New Jersey, it is definitely in your best interests to obtain a skilled attorney since a conviction could result in your being incarcerated, fined and your losing your driving privileges.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshal, our criminal defense lawyers have collectively compiled more than a century of experience defending individuals charged with drug possession in Middlesex County, including the Borough of Middlesex. One of the attorneys on our staff even served as the Director of the Drugs Task Force in the county. Our extensive knowledge and trial skills provide every lawyer on our team with ability to thoroughly protect your interests. To speak to an attorney about your case and a strategy to successfully defend you drug possession offense, call (732) 562- 0308. Lawyers are available 24/7 to provide a free consultation.
Controlled Dangerous Substance Possession in Middlesex Borough New Jersey
New Jersey uses drug schedules to classify controlled dangerous substances. Schedule I drugs are those with the highest potential for abuse while offering no proven medical use. Heroin is a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance as is marijuana, so do not be fooled by reports of some states legalizing marijuana possession into believing it is no longer a crime in New Jersey. Possession of marijuana is a crime under N.J.S.A. 2C 35-10 for which you could go to jail or prison depending upon the amount you have on you when arrested.
Percocet and Vicodin, commonly prescribed medications for pain, are Schedule II controlled dangerous substances. They have a high potential for abuse, but there are proven and recognized medical uses for them. You could be charged with drug possession if caught by police with a pain killer you got from a friend who had a doctor’s prescription. The fact that you were not the person it was prescribed for means you violated N.J.S.A. 2C 35-10.5. This law applies to prescription drugs, including Xanax, Adderall, Valium, Suboxone and any other item that cannot be dispensed without a prescription.
You can be arrested and charged with violating N.J.S.A. 2C 35-10 without being in actual, physical possession of a controlled dangerous substance. This is known as constructive possession. If police find drugs in your vehicle or in a room you occupy, you could be charged with possession of it as long as there is proof you were aware of its presence and had the ability and intent to exercise control over it in the future.
Middlesex Borough Drug Possession Penalties
The penalties for violating N.J.S.A. 2C 35-10 and possessing controlled dangerous substances depend upon the type of drug and its weight. Possession of methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy
and other substances listed in one of the CDS schedules can result in the following penalties if you are convicted:
Imprisonment for up to five years
Fines up to $25,000
Suspension of your driver’s license
Court ordered drug screening and substance treatment program
Many drug possession arrests begin as routine stops by police for a violation of the traffic laws. If police notice a CDS in your vehicle, not only can you be arrested and charged with drug possession, but your vehicle can be seized and retained by the government under N.J.S.A.2C:64- 1.
The completion of your sentence does not end the impact a drug possession conviction has on your life. Possession of CDS is a crime that leaves you with a permanent criminal record. This could make it difficult for you to get a job because it will be accessible to anyone running a background check on you.
Middlesex Borough NJ drug possession attorney
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can offer you every chance at avoiding a Middlesex Borough drug possession conviction. Using their experience and know-how, our attorneys identify and pursue all legal defenses available in drug possession cases, including challenging the legality of seizures of evidence and any incriminating statements you might have made to the police. The U.S. Constitution offers you protection from unlawful searches and seizures and restricts the use of incriminating statements obtained in violation of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments. To speak to a lawyer in a free consultation, contact our Piscataway Office at (732) 562-0308. An attorney is available now.
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