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New Brunswick Cocaine Possession Lawyer
Hundreds of cocaine possession charges are litigated in New Brunswick New Jersey every year. The chief reason is because this is the site of the Middlesex County Superior Court where all indictable drug charges arising in the county are handled. Our attorneys defend a significant number of these matters from our office located directly across the street from this courthouse. If you have been charged with possession of cocaine and require representation in New Brunswick, our firm has the skills you need. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has decades of experience successfully representing clients in New Brunswick and Jason Seidman, Esq., a lawyer on our defense team, even served as the supervisor of the gangs, guns and drugs task force of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. We are certainly well equipped with both the knowledge and familiarity with the court system to help you avoid a conviction and penalties. Call our New Brunswick Office anytime 24/7 for a free consultation.
What You Need To Know If You Are Facing A Cocaine Possession Offense in New Brunswick
The law that makes it illegal to possess cocaine in Middlesex County and the rest of New Jersey is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. This statute makes it a third degree crime to be in possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance, including cocaine. An individual may be charged with violating this statute if they have actual, constructive or joint possession. Actual possession applies where someone has physical control over cocaine, for example, in their pocket, wallet or purse. Constructive possession of cocaine arises when someone is aware that the substance is present, intends to exercise control over it and the capacity to do so. Joint possession describes the situation where two or more people share actual or constructive possession of cocaine. The classic scenario where this arises is when individuals are going to snort or smoke cocaine together.
Possessing cocaine for personal use as contrasted to distribution of cocaine is always a third degree crime. This grade of offense is an indictable crime, that can only be decided at the county court in New Brunswick. So whether you were arrested in Woodbridge, Piscataway, East Brunswick, Old Bridge or another municipality, you case will be sent to the Superior Court for resolution. The fine if you are convicted is up to $35,000. You are also exposed to a state prison term that can reach 5 years. A driver’s license suspension of 6-24 applies at the time of sentencing for possession of cocaine.
Possession of Cocaine Defense Attorneys in New Brunswick NJ
We realize that you may be intimated about the criminal process. What we can tell you is that the criminal attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are available immediately to address your concerns. A lawyer on our staff will take the time to hear you out, evaluate your case, and advise you what we can do to help you. The initial consultation is free whether it is over the telephone or at our office across from the courthouse. Call us anytime 24/7 at 732-246-7126.