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East Brunswick Possession of Cocaine Offense
Cocaine Possession Attorney in East Brunswick New Jersey
There are two forms of possession of cocaine that you may have been charged with in the Township of East Brunswick. The less serious of the two, cocaine possession under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, is a third degree crime. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine arises out of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 and can come in the form of a first, second or third degree crime. Irrespective of the pedigree of East Brunswick cocaine offense you are facing, a conviction will result in felony criminal record and the possibility of years in state prison. You definitely need to hire a savvy criminal lawyer to defend your charge for possession of cocaine.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall make up the largest defense team in Middlesex County and our qualifications to defend your cocaine possession charge are likewise impressive. Several lawyers on our staff are former prosecutors including Jason Seidman, who previously served as the director of the gangs, guns and drugs task force at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. This is the agency that is responsible for prosecuting your case. We also have over 100 years of combined experience defending cocaine cases arising in East Brunswick and other towns in the region. Call our East Brunswick Office anytime 24/7 at 732-227-1200 for an immediate free consultation with an attorney.
Third Degree Crime for Cocaine Possession in East Brunswick
It is illegal to possess cocaine in East Brunswick in any quantity. When this form of controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) is possessed for personal use, the charge that applies is N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. This violation is a third degree crime. Third degree possession of cocaine results in penalties that include a fine of up to $35,000, a prison term of up to 5 years and a suspension of your driver’s license for at least 6 months and as much as 24 months.
East Brunswick Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 makes distribution or possession with intent to distribute cocaine in East Brunswick an indictable crime the degree of which is predicated on the quantity involved. Possession of five ounces or more of cocaine in this form is a first degree crime, at least one half ounce but less than five ounces is a second degree crime and less than one half ounce is a third degree crime. If you possessed cocaine in violation of 2C:35-5 you face up to 20 years in prison for a first degree, 5-10 years for a second degree and up to 5 years for a third degree.
East Brunswick Cocaine Possession Lawyer
Hiring the right Middlesex County criminal lawyer to defend a cocaine possession offense is pivotal to protecting your future. As you have read, the lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have considerable experience representing individuals in New Brunswick at the Superior Court who have been arrested for possessing cocaine. To speak to Jason Seidman, a former supervisor at the county prosecutor’s office, or another member of our staff, call us at 732-246-7126. The consultations is free of charge so do not hesitate to contact us.