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Brick NJ Cocaine Possession Defense Lawyers

Third Degree Offense for Possession of Cocaine in Brick New Jersey

An offense that is becoming more prevalent in Brick New Jersey is possession of cocaine. All you have to do is pick up the Asbury Park Press and there is an arrest reported almost daily involving cocaine possession. The point is that your cocaine charge is not isolated as this is something the lawyers at our Toms River criminal firm defend all the time. The resurrection of cocaine is something that has been rapid and we now see just as many of these charges as heroin possession in Brick. If you have been charged with possession of cocaine in Brick Township, you are facing a felony offense that carries serious penalties as a third degree crime. You would undoubtedly be well served in immediately consulting an attorney who is experienced in defending drug charges at the Criminal Division in Toms River.  Our firm, Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, can offer you representation from an staff of skilled defense lawyers, several of whom are former prosecutors, that have been defending individuals arrested for cocaine possession for over 100 years combined. For a free review of your case and an assessment of your defenses, contact our Toms River Office at (732) 286-6500.

Cocaine Possession Charge in Brick

Almost all cds possession offenses that are filed in New Jersey arise out of  N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. This statute outlaws possession of Schedule I controlled dangerous substances in any quantity. Cocaine falls within this category. Possessing cocaine for personal use is a third degree crime under 2C:35-10(a)(1). The situation can get much worse if have been charged with distribution or possession with intent to distribute cocaine since that can grade all the way up to a first degree crime. The subject of this article is limited to straight possession in the third degree.

An individual violates this law if he/she possesses cocaine either directly or constructively. You have direct possession of any form of cds when it is in your physical control. In contrast, constructive possession arises when someone lacks direct control but knows of the existence of the drug and has the intention to take control of it in the future. Either pedigree of possession suffices in supporting a conviction for cocaine possession.

The penalties if you fail to successfully defend you Brick cocaine possession offense are severe. You will face a fine that can reach $35,000. There is also the possibility of a state prison sentence of up to five (5) years. Every individual convicted of this offense is further subject to a driver's license suspension of at least six (6) months and as much as two (2) years. Many of these ramifications can be negated, however, if you are able to gain admission into the Pretrial Intervention Program. There are strict requirements to this diversionary program so you are best served in consulting an experienced attorney regarding your eligibility.

Brick Cocaine Possession Attorney

Cocaine is viewed as a serious street drug and the Brick Police have little sympathy when they uncover the drug during the course of a motor vehicle stop, incident of domestic violence or another other circumstance. An attorney at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can insure that you are protected and provide knowledgeable counsel in your case. If you would like to take advantage of the opportunity to speak to a lawyer at the firm, call (732) 286-6500. Consultations with our attorneys are always free of charge so there is no need to hesitate in seeking our advice.

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