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Gamma Hydroxybutyrate & Flunitrazepam Charges
New Brunswick NJ Drug Possession & Distribution Defense Lawyers
The State of New Jersey has taken rape drugs so seriously that there are individual laws that have been put on the books to address these forms of CDS: gamma hydroxbutyrate and flunitrazepam. As you might also anticipate, these statutes establish enhanced penalties for individuals found in possession of rape drugs. If you were charged with possession or possession with intent to distribute either Gamma Hydroxybutyrate or Flunitrazepam in Middlesex County, call our New Brunswick law office for assistance. We have 7 full time criminal attorneys who are highly experienced in defending cds distribution and drug possession cases. We hope you find the information that follows of assistance and do not hesitate to contact us at 732-246-7126 if you are seeking representation.
Gamma Hydroxybutyrate Law
As previously stated, the standard drug distribution penalties under NJ law do not apply if someone is found guilty of possessing gamma hydroxybutyrate or, worse yet, manufacturing/distributing the drug. The law that applies to possession of gamma hydroxybutyrate is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.2. Intent to distribute gamma hydroxybutyrate is addressed under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5.2. In accordance with these statutes, possession of gamma hydroxybutyrate is a third degree crime and distribution is a second degree crime irrespective of the quantity involved. What this means is that if you are found guilty of distributing even the smallest amount of gamma hydroxybutyrate, you are supposed to go to jail for at least five (5) years. In terms of fines, they are also much stiffer than those with other drugs. The maximum fine is increased to $100,000 and $150,000 for possession and distribution of gamma hydroxybutyrate, respectively.
The relevant statute for possession of flunitrazepam is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.3 and for distribution of flunitrazepam it is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5.3. Possession of the drug is a third degree crime. It is a first degree crime to distribute one gram or more of flunitrazepam and a second degree crime if you are convicted of distribution of less than a gram. A fine of up to $250,000.00 may be imposed for possession with intent to distribute flunitrazepam in the first degree and $150,000 for second degree distribution of the drug.
Middlesex County Criminal Lawyers
At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we have over 100 years of collective experience defending against criminal charges including the possession and distribution of “rape” drugs. So if you or someone you know has been charged with a drug offense involving gamma hydroxybutyrate or flunitrazepam, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Whether the offense involves distribution of these drugs or simple possession, you are facing a felony conviction. No one should go down this road in our judgment without first obtaining sound guidance from a seasoned New Brunswick drug offense lawyer. Give us a call at 732-246-7126 for a free consultation.